I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I think they are a waste of time because I believe that if you want to do something, make a change in your life, that you just do it. You do it when you’re ready to commit to it, not when it is time to hang a new calendar on the wall. I feel New Year’s resolutions are just an excuse for people to put off that diet or promise to start a new hobby or become a better housekeeper until after the first of the year. This is why so many New Year’s resolutions fail. They are not lifestyle changes which is what you really have to do in order to make a long lasting changes in your life.When I was diagnosed with Pompe I made it a priority to change my diet and start and physical therapy program. The high protein diet started in March and PT started in June and I’m proud to say that I’ve been committed to both ever since. I don’t need to wait until January 1 to make changes in my life, I make changes when they need to made.
So when you’re making out your New Year’s resolution list, ask yourself if these are things that you’re just doing because it is the thing to do this time of year, or if they really are lifestyle changes you’re prepared to make. And if they are the later… why not start right now?
Happy New Year! I hope whatever you hope to accomplish in 2011, you find the strength and willpower to commit to it!