It’s January 2nd, and I’m back in my office, sitting at my desk for the first time in a couple of weeks, reading everyone’s posts about planning for the new year, setting goals and resolutions.
To tell you the truth, I’ve been so busy hanging out with friends and family and spending time with my grandkids and granddogs that I haven’t spent much time on my plans for the new year.
I know for better or worse, keeping healthy has got to be a top priority for me. It’s great that I feel more like 40 than my actual 65 years, having low blood pressure, a low heart rate and no aches and pains to speak of. But, I also have a low metabolism and have danced around with my weight going up and down, my whole life.
Several months ago, I started back to Weight Watcher’s, which Oprah’s new management rebranded as WW for Wellness that Works (as if the primary driver to attend the meetings isn’t to lose the weight). But, I’ve lost 17 pounds, even over the holiday triad of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and am continuing on that path.
Exercise is an important component of the program. I have to confess that I’m horrible about exercising on my own so I have to trick myself into doing it regularly by working with a trainer and walking with friends. So, I’m building that back into my Wellness that Works initiative too.
I’ve learned from experience that the best way to get things done that I want or need to do, is to set up ways to motivate (trick) me into doing them.
If I want to spruce up the yard, I’ll plan a big outdoor party.
When I need to get client work done, I’ll go ahead and set up a meeting ahead of time to review it with them.
Running a bed and breakfast in our home makes it imperative that we keep the house tidy and clean.
If there are things I really don’t want to do, I hire someone to do them for me which works out great for things such as getting the laundry done.
It’s too damn bad I can’t hire someone to get skinny for me!
I’d love to hear how you’re going to trick yourself into reaching your goals for the new year.