This January I’ve parked my bum in spin class since committing to a long-distance bike race tandeming with my husband and riding next to my father-in-law. Our spin instructor is in his 60s and in great shape. Right after the New Year, fellow riders were talking about resolutions.
“I’ve got a resolution for you; lose one pound this year,” he said.
No one seemed very impressed.
“I’m serious. Lose one pound this year. Most Americans gain at least a pound a year from midlife on. So if all you do is lose one pound this year through the ups and downs of the seasons, you’ll set a wonderful trend for the years to come.”
At the end of class I went in and weighed myself on the scale and set a calendar appointment for January 1st 2015 with a goal of one pound less.
It feels totally do-able.
It’s accepting of exactly where I am right now.
And it’s very clear. Lose JUST ONE POUND this year.