January 27, 2008

Dusting Off Resolutions from 1995

New Year's resolution: something that goes in one Year and out the other --- Unknown

Going through old paperwork (my wife's "suggestion"), I came across my New Year's resolutions for 1995:
  1. no bedtime snacking (don't eat during the two hours before sleeping)
  2. proper sleep (by midnight and until 7:30am)
  3. proper exercise (3-4 times a week)
  4. proper budgeting (daily)
It's now 2008 and those same items remain challenges. The list is even longer. Do you have the same challenges doing what matters most? Since habits are said to take three weeks to become part of our lives, you'll likely know by now.

Baby Steps
I've made progress, but in areas related more to business than health and family. The first three items are still priorities. I've got no intention of budgeting daily. Too boring. A pay-yourself-first type of savings plan is a simpler alternative.

Exercise looks like the "magic bullet" that synchronizes with diet and sleep to change our lifestyle. We joined a family fitness club after reviewing our options. Our membership starts next week. Let's see how long that lasts.



Thicken My Wallet said...

Wow, that is some record keeping!

Good luck with exercise. That's on my list too.

Promod said...

It's the record keeping that's kept me from achieving the goals :)

Thanks for the comments.