Research shows that people who make New Years resolutions don’t actually keep them, at least a very percentage don’t. So I decided a few years ago that I would NOT be making New Years resolutions ever again, and this strategy has worked well for me. Until this year. I found myself wanting to make one. So I thought and pondered on that for a while and decided that I wasn’t going to give in: no New Years resolutions for me. However, I think I’m going to establish a New Routine. One that consists of working out more. Please note: this is not a resolution but a lifestyle change. Honest. No New Years resolutions for me, thank you very much.
So today was day 1 of New Routine: I walked a mile. Not much, I know, but it is something. 1 full mile.
Here is another picture from Christmas break: Olivia and Gabby opening their stockings. Notice what they are sitting on. 🙂
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And another thing, I showed up at church yesterday wearing, of all things, makeup. I can’t believe how “amazed” everyone was by this. I mean, I know I don’t wear it enough..but really, I don’t like giving in to all the advertising people who insist that women need to look a certain way in order to be “acceptable”. I don’t usually wear makeup because I simply don’t like to wear it. I feel gross with all that stuff caked on my skin not to mention that I rub my eyes a lot and mascara gets all messed up when I do. But yesterday I suffered through and wore some. And people just couldn’t stop gabbing about it. Really. I had one friend say to me “welcome to adulthood, Tonja”. Really? I think I’ve been one for a while now. But I will try to make the commitment to wear makeup on Sundays. I figure I can do one day a week. Again, New Routine, not a resolution.