“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
We’ve made it through the holidays, and after you relax and settle down, resolutions start to pitter patter in your mind. The most popular resolution for adults is always to lose weight and eat healthy; however, what are some feasible resolutions that the whole family can enjoy?
Change is a good thing, and what better way to create new change than to sit down with your family and come up with ideas together? My New Year’s resolutions do include losing weight and eating healthy, but for other reasons than being thin. I realized how tired I was all the time and how I couldn’t keep up with my kids. I thought about my life and theirs, and I owe it to them to be healthy. Not to mention what an example I am leading for my two girls.
After beginning my weight loss journey, I realized I didn’t want to do it alone. I am thinking of asking my kids if they want to join Mommy in working out. I thought it would be healthy if we walk the track together. I’ve decided that I will propose to them “family work out time.” This can include walking the track, bike and scooter time, playing interactive sports games on our game system, and even dancing. There is also an interesting board game called Fitivities that gets everyone who plays moving! I want to implement healthy living in our home and create a new healthier lifestyle.
Another resolution is family time altogether. It is easy to become overstressed with my job and school, which results in quality time with my girls being pushed aside. I want all of us to make an effort to enjoy one another’s company. Some ideas I have are library time, where we all pick out books and we read together at night. Another idea I have is beauty day where we can all paint each other’s nails and toes and even sometimes have make-overs. It will be nice to pamper ourselves. I do remember something we did this past October was spontaneous and fun; we randomly drove up to the mountains. I think a scavenger hunt would also be great for us to do.
I see my New Year’s being focused on living a happier and healthier life with my family. What kind of things would you like to change? What resolutions can you think of for your family? I hope you all had a great Holiday Season, and I am excited to hear your ideas! Happy New Year everyone!!