It's a funny thing ... as each year passes, I get older. When younger it seemed I would live forever, and now I realize there is an inevitable end to life. When did that change?
I've come to realize that I want to live for a long time yet, so with that, I do plan on making some lifestyle changes. All the normal stuff ... eat better, exercise, lose weight, lower stress ... all the things probably much more than half of you have resolved to do this year but also, live more, do more, be more.
I started the year by getting a FitBit. It's a little device that is the size of a zipdrive. You wear it on your waistband or in your pocket, and it tracks how many steps you take, how many flights of stairs you take, how many miles you've gone, how many calories you've burned. You can also go online and update what foods you've eaten. Basically, when you sync it up with your computer, it displays all the information online for you. It's a tiny piece of motivation. Online, it will even track your weight and another big thing for me is I can enter in my blood sugars and it will track those as well. At this point, I'm just letting it track my normal activities to get a baseline.
Another reason I purchased this particular one, was that it also tracks your sleep. I have insomnia, so I thought maybe seeing my sleep patterns will help me to get onto a schedule so I sleep better. I don't know ... at this point, it's a technological gadget that I hope will assist me in making some life changes.
I'll keep you posted on how it works, and if it helps.