Master always asks dievca what her New Year’s Resolutions are….she could follow-up with what most people offer:

  1. Exercise more (38 percent)
  2. Lose weight (33 percent)
  3. Eat more healthily (32 percent)
  4. Take a more active approach to health (15 percent)
  5. Learn new skill or hobby (15 percent)
  6. Spend more time on personal wellbeing (12 percent)
  7. Spend more time with family and friends (12 percent)
  8. Drink less alcohol (12 percent)
  9. Stop smoking (9 percent)
  10. Other (1 percent)

ComRes BUPA – New Year’s Resolutions Public Polling Stats

dievca never makes resolutions.  She believes in making small changes throughout the year.

But what if one of her small changes is that she makes a resolution?
How could she pull it off successfully?

The biggest thing about making a resolution is that people state their resolution, but they do not think about developing the process to achieve the resolution.
So, they fail before they even begin.

Ask yourself:

  • Is it specific?
  • Can it be measured?
  • Is it achievable or attainable?
  • Is it realistic?
  • Is it exciting?
  • Is your goal recorded?

Then be aware:

  • Monitor and re-evaluate – setting a goal is a start, not the end.
  • Be prepared for the unexpected.
  • Develop goal achievement strategies, make the plan.
  • Don’t set too many goals.
  • Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t achieve it.

OK, following the first set of suggestions:

dievca is setting the goals of losing body fat and becoming more flexible.  Both goals are specific, can be measured, are achievable and realistic. The final product will be exciting and the baby steps, too!  dievca is using the “ink it, don’t think it” method – right now, on the blog.

dievca has been eating well and keeping her back injury under control for a year.

She will move into more specific movement activities including swimming 1-2 times a week, stretching daily, working out with a trainer – once a week, add a trigger point class and cardio/lift – once a week. The general goal for the week is 4 cardio activities and 3 strength activities, plus stretching.

Though dievca is eating well, the eating amount needs to drop. dievca will work on eating 1/2 of  her serving, waiting for a period of time and deciding if she is still hungry.  she will continue to try to eat green daily. she suspects her trouble is portion control. If that doesn’t work, she will food journal and try to spot other difficulties.

dievca will be adding plant-based estrogen to her regimen.  she is peri-menopausal and the drop in estrogen can affect her stretching capabilities. 

motivated dievca


So, there is dievca’s first New Year’s Eve resolution ever.

Wish her luck!


4 Comments on “Resolutions…”

  1. ktee says:

    Portion control, I have trouble with that and eating to fast. I eat balanced meals, just need to eat less and slower. So 2018 resolution – eat slower and hopefully I will eat less. Happy New Year! I look forward to reading another year of dievca blog posts.


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    • dievca says:

      Happy New Year! Sounds like an awesome plan. I’ll be trying to do the same thing….sometimes easier said than done. But the act of being aware and then trying is a really good start!


  2. Go, D, GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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