Authored by Karen Schebaum
Resolutions can feel like heavy baggage to drag into the New Year, particularly if your goals are exercise related — and it’s winter! Resolution means “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” (See? Kind of heavy!)
I have found that what works for me is focusing on the word “something” in that definition. It’s not about the biggest “do” or “not do” goal(s) I can come up with. It’s about staying active and engaged and doing something — something that I want to, and can, and will do.
I’m not resolving to run a marathon in 2013; I’m not even pledging to run a mile. On the other hand, I have no problem resolving to be active and keep moving. I know I can and will:
- Walk my dog most days
- Take the stairs at work
- Limit my screen time
- Go to a fun exercise class and use my Wii Fit a couple times a week
What’s your something? For ideas on keeping you and your family moving, check out our Resources for Parents page!
Wishing you a happy, healthy, active 2013!
Karen Schebaum is a manager at the Kids CO-OP, Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center – Home Office for Let’s Go!.