Try as I might, I find that I’m unable to eliminate such clichés and foibles from my speaking habits.
My overuse of these recycled words got me thinking about the annual recurrence of the greatest cliché of all – New Year’s Resolutions (ugh)!
However, in the waning hours of 2010 there are several achieveable, personal resolutions that I purpose to pursue in 2011 including:
- making five blog posts each week;
- finishing my first book;
- finally eliminating all of our credit card debt;
- spending one night a week playing games with my family;
- going on a date with my wife at least once a week;
- running at least 20 miles every seven days
- and striving to walk an average of 10,000 steps each day.
Case in point [NOTE: ‘case in point’ is a FAVORITE cliché of mine], on April 7th, 2010 I joined WeightWatchers and diligently followed the program through October 6th, 2010. During that time I was also training for a marathon and lost a total of 29.2 lbs.
However, since my last weigh-in I’ve gained a lot of that weight back – mainly because the running gave me a false sense of “I can eat whatever I want, I’ve run four marathons…yippee” but that’s not how the body works. Even if you run five miles three times a week, you still can't eat the equivalent of a pizza and a pint of Hagen Daz every day.
I know I’ve re-gained a lot, and I’ve been reluctant to go back to weigh-in to do something about it. Mainly because I’m embarrassed to face the meeting attendees and the staff there, fully aware of how far I’ve fallen.
Despite that, I resolve to attend weigh-in today – I’ll let you know what happens tomorrow….