But this year... this 2016, it will be different.
You see, I was channel surfing the other day and I happened to watch an excerpt of a doctor speaking about the dangers of belly fat. Apparently people who have visceral fat are more prone to diabetes, heart diseases and even cancer.
An article on USA Today states that, "A study released Monday shows that normal weight men (healthy BMI of under 25) with a lot of belly fat have mortality rates that are twice as high as people who are obese (BMI over 30)."
A scary thought, isn't it?
I admit that after being a mum, I have slacked off in terms of exercising, keeping fit and staying active. Honestly I just love being myself, staying happy and enjoying life as it is.
But at the end of the day, it isn't just all about me, is it?
If I wasn't well (knock on wood), who would I count on to take care of my family?
Who would tend to my daughter?
Or worse yet, am I going to be a burden to others?
The thought of that alone makes me shudder.
Then it hit me. If you have trouble doing things for yourself, then do it for someone else - that is, your loved ones. People who matter to you. People who need you to be there for them. Every time you feel like regressing and giving up, look to people who inspire you and support you unconditionally. In fact, un-friend naysayers who demotivate you.
If you have trouble doing things for yourself, then do it for someone else - that is, your loved ones.
So here are my 2016 New Year resolutions. I'm setting realistic and attainable goals this time and keeping it lean with just 4 items on my list.
And this time, I'll revisit it on a quarterly basis and see where I'm at. Because, well, not to be melancholic, there's always a tomorrow but what if tomorrow never comes?
What are your new year resolutions? Do you have any tips to help stick to them?