New Year, New You

It's around this time of year that I reflect on the past year, and think about everything that has happened. I like to admire the accomplishments of the past year and see all of the areas in my life that could use work. Like everyone, I make a list of my resolutions.  I like to think of it as my New Year, New You.

Making resolutions gives me goals, something to look forward to, and that's an important part of aging. And thanks to Get Old, I'm going to talk more about that today. Get Old is an initiative developed by Pfizer to challenge people of all ages to rethink what it means to Get Old and take a more active role in their health and quality of life at every age.
I don't like to think of "Get Old" with negative connotations. There is still so much to look forward to, like those resolutions. The activities that I choose to do now in life will help me in the future. Allow me to share some of my resolutions for 2014:
  • Get Checkups
    • So often we never see a doctor until something is wrong. Regular checkups could be helpful for me.
  • Continue Healthy Living
    • I have recently lost 40 pounds, and am continuing that journey.
  • Making Plans
    • Having plans for the future helps me in the future, as I have something to look forward to.
  • Staying Active
    • I've never been a fan of exercise, but having an active lifestyle really makes me feel better too...not just now, but as I Get Old.
    • I'm not letting age keep me from enjoying activities that I've always enjoyed. 
  • Weekly/Monthly Resolutions
    • I've done these in the past and they really helped. Having a small goal every week or every month was very feasible to accomplish.
  • Keep Mentally Active
    • Reading, focusing on my memory skills, switching my routine occasionally, and playing puzzle games
  • Relax
    • Clearing negativity and worry from my mind certainly helps, as stress ages people. Have you ever noticed that?

What are you doing to Get Old well?  
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I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Pfizer and Get Old. I received compensation for this post. All opinions stated are my own. Get Old is a registered trademark of Pfizer Inc.


  1. Great resolutions! I also try not to think of getting old as a negative thing, since it is a gift denied to many.

  2. Congrats on the weight loss. I need to get in better shape. I was working out 3 days a week and haven't done that in a month now.

  3. U know I'm all about making resolutions & already made some for the next year! I have to def agree with u on staying active but also mentally as well!

  4. Nice post, that's gonna be a good year :)

  5. What a good resolution list! It's so easy to make resolutions that are so hard to maintain and so "out there." Yours all seem very manageable and gave me ideas for my own list! :)

  6. I used to view getting old as a negative thing but after a recent spate of bad health, I now believe it's quite the privilege. My resolutions have to do with well-being as well.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  7. Congratulations on your weight loss, girl! That's really impressive!

  8. keep it going girl! i have similar goals re: health and regular checkups! cheers to a (healthy) new years! xo

  9. these are all great goals!!

    definitely staying active and eating clean is at the top of my list. also i'll be signing up for more races too :)

    Vodka and Soda

  10. Love your healthy plan for living well! :) Living healthily is nurturing myself. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  11. Wonderful resolutions! I'm still putting together my list :)

  12. I think relaxing is HUGE. We all need that time every once in a while to re-charge ourselves so that we're ready for the other things we're aiming for in life!

  13. i usually don't make resolutions, but this year i have some very clear things I want to accomplish!

    ps, congrats on the weightloss

  14. These are all fantastic resolutions! Congratulations on losing all that weight, wow! I really should get regular check ups. That is a great idea.

  15. I'm always getting check-ups, 1-2 times / year, most of the times with no bad results, yey! Which is why I feel some docs might think I'm some weirdo hypochondriac..

  16. I definitely need to make relaxing a top priority. I'm too busy all the time, and I know it isn't healthy!

  17. Congratulation on losing 40lbs! That's fantastic! Your resolutions sound really good. x

  18. Because of my cancer years ago, I have to have a lot of checkups, but I think it's a great thing. You can catch things that are going wrong early, and you know that things are going well when you're healthy. :) And congrats again on your weight loss! That is a huge accomplishment, and you are inspiring to a lot of people.

  19. great advice and a great mindset, checkups can prevent so much!! glad it's been a great year for you -- you are beautiful!!

  20. Very good advice for the upcoming year! I agree that getting old shouldn't be looked at as something bad. I honestly can't wait!

  21. You have great resolutions! And congrats on losing 40 pounds. It's so inspiring to see people taking charge of their health!

  22. When I turned 20 I felt 'old', but since everyone guesses me to be 16/17 I guess that's no problem at all. And congratulations on losing 40 pounds and getting active! That's a great accomplishment!

  23. I love the positivity of this post!

  24. All these are soo true! I am going to start being more active and wearing false lashes!


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