My Hula-hooping update–New Year’s Resolution 2016


I’m still hula-hooping through 2016.  In other words, I’m still working on the New Year’s resolutions.  I’ve twirled my hula-hoop around during the month of January for some of my resolutions.  I dropped the hoop on other goals. It’s a good thing that I get a new day every day. It helps when you can start over to try again.

1.Do a 10 minute mediation/deep breathing exercise every day

In January, I did my mediation/deep breathing exercise 16/31 days.

2. Exercise five days a week for at least  30 minutes

I’m happy to report that I exercised two days a week during the month of January.

3. Find something funny every day

This one wasn’t hard to do at all. I’m always finding funny stuff.  For example, I saw an ant trying to eat a Snickers bar. The poor ant wasn’t having any luck because the wrapper was still on the candy bar. It was quite funny. So, I helped the ant out and opened up the wrapper.  It made me laugh to see the ant go crazy with delight. I can be a hero to one little ant.

4. Eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal

I completely forgot about this one. The hula-hoop dropped but it’s been picked up again for this week.

5. Do something social with friends once a week

Yes! This one happened. I did something social with friends every week.

6. Write down all of my negative thoughts and try to re-frame them in a little cognition journal.

I completely forgot about this one. Oops. I can’t be too negative about not meeting the goal though. It would defeat the whole purpose of the goal.

7. Leave work by 4:30 p.m. every day. I won’t be able to do all of these happy brain/happy body things if I work all the time.

I tried.  I need to set an alarm on my cell phone to remind me to leave at 4:30. I tend to stay to 5:00 p.m. I want to break that little habit.