Do you make New Years Resolutions?? Do you keep them??
My first ever actually kept New Years resolution was in 2005. My resolution was to study for and take the Orthopedic Nursing Certification Exam, and to pass it. On October 15, 2005 I took the test, passed, and got my $1 an hour certification pay raise. Woohoo!! I am one of only 2 ortho certified RNs at Harborview, which is a nationally renowned ortho hospital. Very cool.
This year, I am hoping to have yet another successful resolution. After much thought and discussion, Ethan and I (well, I), decided that this year's resolution is to take better care of the house. This is in three separate parts--take care of the physical house by doing a better job keeping it clean and taken care of, taking care of the spiritual house that is my relationship with Ethan, and taking care of my own personal house, which is exercising more and eating better (mostly so that I look wonderful in a bathing suit next time we go on vacation, but I digress...). Ethan and I discussed this, then took our outside arms and made a little arch like the roof of a house over our heads, and had the kitties sit with us under the roof arch to seal the deal. So it's gotta work, right??
So.....Ethan has been instructed to motivate me to jump on that $^%$& machine and work out; my goal is at least 4 times each week (his goal is 7).......and I now give official permission to each and every one of you to call me out of the blue and remind me to get my butt on that machine. Actually, I enjoy it--no stress on my knees, I use it with just two pairs of socks on, which is more comfortable for me--in shoes, my feet go a little numb for some reason when I use these sorts of machines, but with just the socks I am fine. I have rigged up a system to keep a book open on the display part, so I can read while I work out. The system consists of a piece of ribbon wrapped around the console with the book tucked behind it. The simplicity is genious!!! I just read and pay no attention to anything and it is totally relaxing and I feel so good about myself. THe hardest part is actually DECIDING to get on the machine. Once I do that, it is no problem. I just think of SO many excuses why not to!!
So.......do you make resolutions?? What are some of yours?? Do you need some motivational help to keep yours going?? THe best way to keep a promise to yourself is to make it public--that way you look like a complete idiot if you don't follow through, and I don't know about you, but I really don't like looking like a complete idiot........so I guess that means I will be one hot beach babe this time next year!!