New Year’s Resolutions

New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and left the year 2014 on a big bang.

My husband and I stayed in while ringing in the New Year with, turkey and bean chili, red wine, a game of Scrabble, and to top the evening off, a wonderful cup of, “Cocoafee.” We’re still working on the name, but its coffee and a mix of sugar free hot chocolate with a dash of cream. Yum!

We all have our own way of celebrating New Years, but one tradition I feel we all share, is making those, sometimes forgettable, New Year’s resolutions.

Most of our resolutions have the same concept, to better ourselves. Whether it’s losing weight, cutting down on caffeine, exercising, or to quit smoking, we all want to improve our livelihood.

For those of us with diabetes, our New Year’s resolution may consist of ways to manage our diabetes, such as eating healthier, lowering our A1C, managing our blood sugar levels, and staying up-to-date on doctor appointments.

In some ways, our New Year’s resolutions tell us a lot about who we are as a person and what we want out of life. Life is precious, and if making a resolution to travel more or be adventurous will give someone the push or drive they need to make that happen, I say, more power to them.

My New Year’s resolution is to not be lazy. It sounds simple, but it has been my motto for the past week, and it seems to be working quite well. If I don’t want to work out, I just tell myself, “Don’t be lazy Tristin.” If I don’t want to do laundry or clean the kitchen, I think, “don’t be lazy.”

There are a million things I want to do in life I haven’t done yet, and I feel my biggest enemy is myself and my laziness. So, this year I am making a change, and unlike my many other resolutions, I hope this one sticks. I also hope whatever resolution you choose for yourself, if you make a resolution, will help you in something you want to accomplish in life as well.

So, I ask you, what does your New Year’s resolution say about you?

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