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Another year of resolutions

By By Adam Prestridge
New Year’s resolutions last about as long as cheesecake lasts in my
home; not long at all.
Each New Year, I’ve made lists of resolution after resolution
and for the last three years, they have all been short-lived. The hustle and bustle of everyday life has been my excuse.
The demands of work, family and friends make it that much easier to make a stop at a fast food drive-thru and order a quick meal. What’s better than
someone else making your lunch and doing so in less than five minutes? And just in case time escapes me, its even easier to large size that meal in case dinner is delayed.
It’s now time to stop making excuses and time to make progress and fulfill those goals.
But my New Year’s resolutions haven’t always been broken.
The year prior to moving to Atmore, I made a few resolutions that I stuck to for about nine months. The results were great and that’s my motivation
heading into 2008. I wanted to lose weight and exercise more and for months I walked and worked out and lost 25 pounds as a result. I kept the weight off for several more months, but now, three years later, I have
packed on 10 more pounds than I lost. So this year’s magic number is 35 pounds.
Besides losing weight, I also want to become more active and start exercising. It’s a task for an out-of-shape newspaper publisher to keep up with a two-yearold.
That means hitting the sidewalks in Atmore, walking and running to better my health. You know it’s time when simple tasks like walking in the grocery
store has you out of breath.
But I, for one, know it’s hard to fulfill New Year’s resolutions alone. The temptations to grab that quick bite to eat or sleep that extra hour instead of exercising are very tempting. That’s why I’m offering my assistance to
anyone who has the same New Year’s resolutions as I have. If you want to lose weight, lets buddy up, track each other’s progress and reward ourselves for sticking to our plan. This can be done by simple encouraging
phone calls. So give me a call.
Support systems are in most cases good ways to fulfill your goals. In fact, your support will be more assistance to me than I am sure I will be.
Adam Prestridge is publisher of The Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123.