So How Are Those New Year's Resolutions Going?
It's almost two weeks into the year. Have you been diligent and faithful in keeping that New Year's resolution? Did you make any unusual resolutions?
So ... have you lost any weight since Jan. 1? Taken more walks? Relaxed more, and stressed less? Or did you make any New Year's resolutions at all?
Only a few days ago, the topic of New Year's resolutions was on just about everyone's minds. It was that time of year when many people were considering how they can better themselves in 2013.
It's not like there aren't plenty of options available to live a happier life. The Georgia Commutes Option program offers money to reward commuters who ditch the solo drive.
Resolutions involving living a healthy lifestyle are also popular. This Decatur blogger vowed to run a half-marathon in under two hours in 2013.
And many gyms are packed during at least the first few weeks of the New Year (if you're hitting the gym more often now, follow these tips to avoid locker thefts).
Another Patch blogger made New Year's "vows, rather than resolutions. I’m already making a pointed effort to live right, and do the right things."
And who doesn't resolve to save more money each year? In this economy, many people are facing their very own fiscal cliff, and numerous financial experts offer some important basic steps to follow when building up that bank account.
Some people would even like to be more like their pet, like this Patch reader: "Oftentimes we forget how valuable the simple pleasures in life can be. One of the great things about dogs and cats is they help us remember. Take a nap in the middle of the afternoon. Play with great abandon. Enjoy the outdoors. Be naughty sometimes, just for the fun of it."
Speaking of pets, metro Atlanta has lots of options for fun outdoor activities for family and four-legged friends alike, such as Piedmont Park and the BeltLine trails.
Schools are also on our minds at the beginning of each year. The redistricting of APS schools brought out lots of passion and concerns from parents and teachers last year. Many schools need volunteer readers and tutors, as well as folks who can help with school beautification projects.
Did you make a New Year's resolution for 2013? If so, how's it going? Or did you decide not to make any at all? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.