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This year I am not alone

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

January is a tough month for me. After indulging and spending during the holiday season I always end up with a thin wallet and a not so thin waist. It is becoming a bit of a bad habit for me to welcome the new year tired, but with a warm hug and lots of optimistic resolutions. What do I get in return? I get back my old routine where I try to squeeze in more trips to the gym, more salads, reading time, lessons to learn a foreign language, and an ever tidy work space.

You don’t need a crystal ball to foresee my future. The formula is infallible, by March, oh right I am coming clean now, by mid February my new year’s resolutions are somewhere in a corner with my gym bag and the 1001 Healthy Meals in a Flash book.

This year I want it to be different, and I mean it. This time it’s different, I have the help of 2 little mice. Yes, mice, and no, I have not been drinking. (Just before we carry on, I want to make sure that we all understand that they are not real mice, just stuffed ones).

Two years ago my mother gave me 2 little mice bought in a Christmas shop. She gave them to me in the middle of the summer (please don’t ask why, we are talking about DNA and genes here) but I liked them so much that I couldn’t put them away with the rest of the Christmas decorations and I kept them as part of other decorations in the house all year round.

My two little helpers.

So just as I have these 2 tiny mice out during the whole year, I am going to do my very best to stick to my resolutions for the whole year, I am hoping that in 12 months from today, my resolutions for 2012 will be different because I have made already a few nice changes in my life.

Whether or not you have something similar to my two mice for help, I close with the wish that all of your hopes and aspirations come true and resolutions last all year.