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Rantings and Ravings

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Happy New Years to everyone. It's resolution time again. Every year I make a resolution not to make any more resolutions. But then it happens, I decide (not resolve) to get myself back into shape before summer.

Now I am always convinced that I am not like everyone else because I do not resolve to diet and I exercise already anyway. So when I go on these kicks to get into shape it is just getting me back on track.

Yeah, and who am I fooling?

I am sitting here eating potato chips that my husband bought when he had to go back to the grocery store and get "real food" after I went on New Year's Eve and shopped "healthy."

There is a whole bowl of fruit on the table that I am sure I will eat tomorrow.

Even my fingers hurt from yesterday's "I can get back into shape in one workout" work out. I am sure that is how I did it when I was in my 20s. Of course those were real workouts back then, not the same as what I do now.

Yesterday I would lift weights until the TV show I was watching got annoying, and then spend 10 minutes flipping channels. Then there were 10 more minutes of watching the new show to make sure it was acceptable. All this happened in the hour and a half that my granddaughter was napping.

After her nap, I hit the treadmill while she was playing. I ran for 15 minutes, but my speed never moved past the turtle setting. I was inspired by listening to three repeats of Bon Jovi singing "It's my life" on my MP3 player.

I guess singing out loud did nothing for my granddaughter as I saw her sitting by her Barbies with her hands over her ears giggling.

And so today I am too busy to run or work out. I really want to, but I have to pay the bills and be ready in case the snow needs to be shoveled or something.

Good luck to those of you who did make a New Year's resolution. I hope you can keep it.

Good luck, as well, to those of us who didn't.

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