Springtime Resolutions / by James Leath

I always thought New Years day was a horrible day to start a resolution. The timing is all wrong. The weather is cold and dark and no one wants to go outside. You are sick from an overeating binge that started on Thanksgiving that included office parties, Christmas party and then there is the headache from drinking on New Years Eve. Now you are suppose to create new goals and resolutions? Wrong. My proposal: First day of spring should be a day of resolutions! Here is why:

The first day of spring…

  • Farmers sow their crops.
  • Plants begin to grow after the long dormancy of winter.
  • Animals come out of hibernation and being nesting and reproducing.
  • Birds migrate and start breeding.

All this is going on, and we are suppose to look back three and a half months to see if we are hitting our goals. Nope, time to move forward. Start today. Start right now.  Make a commitment.

Here are some ideas to help you.

Starting today, this first day of spring I will…

  • De-clutter my life by de-cluttering my closet, my bedroom, and my workspace.
  • Commit to 3 days a week of working out for at least 60 minutes with no interruption.
  • Sign up for a 5k, 10k, half or full marathon and start training for it with reckless abandon.
  • Lose 10 pounds so I can look great in that bathing suit.
  • Eat only healthy food with less then 3 ingredients for the next week and stick with it, even when my body goes through toxic withdrawal.
  • Commit to my kids that mommy/daddy will lose x amount of weight and be playing with them soon.

It is springtime, America! Celebrate it by becoming healthy once again!