As I continue sharing some of my New Year's resolutions with you in the "Heart, Mind, Body & Soul" format of my upcoming book The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul, today I want to focus for a few moments on "Body".
This year, rather than do my usual "lose ten (or more!) pounds", my focus is on good health. I'm not on one prescription medication and a vitamin regimen recommended by my doctor. But I HATE taking pills - so last year, I frequently skipped those medications several times a week. This year, I'm resolved to gulp down those pills -- even the big ones -- and to say a prayer of thanksgiving for my good health every time I do so.
Along with this simple resolution, I've resolved to keep on top of my own doctors' and dentist appointments and to ensure that my sons keep theirs as well.
I also want to make it the gym or outside for exercise a minimum of three times per week.
And, oh yes, about those ten pounds...