wear a pedometer

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”          -Dr. Seuss

 The first day of 2013 brings much ado about everything.  It’s a year that will bring new ideas, new creativity, and new happiness.  I have vowed to not make any resolutions that I cannot keep other than no more snacking on Milk Duds at the movies.  Every day activities, food and beverages will be healthy choices.  Should I dine out I will start with the salad, dressing on the side, and refuse the bread basket before it arrives at the table, as suggested by fitness experts.  All will become natural habit.  Besides, who needs Milk Duds?  I will also wear a pedometer. Here’s an item from the morning paper:

Clinical studies have shown that people who wear a pedometer increase their physical activity, lower their blood pressure and ultimately lose weight and keep it off.   from a personal trainer, Coors Fitness at DU

Coors Fitness?  That means if I wear a pedometer, I can still drink beer?

 My New Year steps begin today at the mall.  I will also eliminate the following from my vocabulary, refined grains, inconsistency, and the words, I can’t.  These changes will become natural habit, one day at a time.  Here’s to a happy and healthy 2013!