I’ve never been a fan of “New Year’s Resolutions” as a concept. Well, let me clarify: I don’t have a problem with other people making new year’s resolutions; I just don’t make a practice of making my own.
As I told my kids when they asked yesterday if I had made any resolutions, my resolutions for this year are the same as they are for every day of my life: to be a good and kind person; to offer assistance and render aid to others when possible; and to do my part to make the world a better place, including practicing environmental stewardship, recycling, promoting clean foods, and spreading good cheer.
Instead of making fancy “resolutions,” I prefer to take a moment at the turn of the year to reflect on the year that has passed. By the numbers, my 2012 included:
126 Jazzercise classes (a personal best, I believe! Since I started Jazzercising at this center in 2008, I’ve attended a total of 970 classes. The only reason I know this is because it is tracked on their computer. Although, now that I think about it, I wonder if the count began with the current ownership in 2004-ish. I’ll have to ask. Still, I don’t think I’ve ever done more Jazzercise in one calendar year before. And this doesn’t even count the Pure Barre, yoga, and pole dancing classes I’ve squeezed in here and there.)
155 blog posts (definitely a record for me!) Since I started writing this blog in 2008, I’ve published a total of 544 posts.
10,000+ visitors to my blog each month!
46,000+ copies of Glorious One-Pot Meals sold since the it was first released in 2005!
88 new clients tested for food sensitivities and enjoying symptom-free living.
12+ paid speaking gigs and/or published articles.
In short, I feel good about my personal fitness and my career trajectory. My family eats healthily (lots of Glorious One-Pot Meals!), and my kids are healthy and happy. Most satisfying this year has been helping others reduce or eliminate their suffering though simply changing their diets.
It bodes to be a good year. I hope it does for you as well. Thanks for sticking with me.