New Year’s Resolutions – I think most of us make them in the guilty aftermath of Christmas excess; though we may keep the detail to ourselves, ensuring that there is only one person to admonish us when we sink into a pit of drinking, eating and smoking on 5th January.
I’ll confess that I always make them – most of the usual suspects such as losing weight, getting/keeping fit, drinking less and being nicer to people. Sadly, the last one is always the most difficult because it is so rarely reciprocated in this country. Quit smoking? I accomplished that one thirty seven years ago.
So here’s a brief report on my performance so far, with my personal rating (1-5) of how I’m doing – which I think is rather well.
Lose weight – almost eight pounds in the three weeks since I adopted the latest Weight Watchers diet. I hoped to lose at least a stone before our holiday in March, so I am comfortably on course to exceed that goal. 4
Keep fit – been to gym three times a week, which has had the added benefit of making our membership better value for money that it has sometimes been. Plenty of walking too, not just everyday but regular countryside rambles at the weekend. The latter have been thwarted so far by the weather but we plan to tread the fields and woods on Sunday this week. Doubtless, it will finish miraculously adjacent to a warm , inviting pub, which will place unbearable pressure on the first resolution above. But still, doing well. 4
Write, write, write – the first objective was to setup the blog and then to post on it regularly, which has been achieved. The specific aim of launching the San Francisco related series is also coming along well. Much work to do on the quality, and preparations for the vacation diary need to be stepped up, but otherwise, quite pleasing. 4
So all three (principal) resolutions firmly intact after the first, crucial, month.
And finally, in the immortal words of Joey, the Matt LeBlanc character in Friends, “how you doin”?.