I try not to do resolutions because I suck at them. Let's see an example of a resolution:
Resolution: I will be nicer and more patient.
Works quite well until 11am on January 1st. Then I attempt to go to a grocery store. Someone cuts me off, I swear in my head. (Resolution violated.)
If I got past January 1st with a resolution intact, it would be a miracle.
Instead, I'll try to aim for goals rather than resolutions. It's really just semantics.
2013 Goals (not resolutions)
1. I will increase my turn signal usage.
2. I will exercise on the elliptical at least 2 hours per week. Or run. Or do weights. (Basically, get off my butt.)
3. I will do once-a-month cooking--when you cook several different big meals and freeze them in meal-sized portions.
4. I will read at least 30 books. (I would love more Goodreads friends: www.goodreads.com/studyhard )
5. Keep up smoothies (especially with kale and spinach!) and chia seeds. Find more substitutes for the unhealthy food I eat.
6. Max out tax-deferred retirement - both 401k and Roth IRA.
7. I will volunteer with Miss J.