Summer resolutions


Some people make new year’s resolutions. Not me, I make summer resolutions. This summer my goals include: growing more veggies in my garden; exercising regularly at the Gaylord Pool and walking to work every day.

My sister and daughter planted peas, beans and carrots. I am not sure if the leaf lettuce is voluntary or if it was planted this year.  My husband has planted a few more hardy vegetables this week. He also grows sprouts and micro green indoors.

So far, my contribution to the gardening process has been simply to weed and put netting over the strawberries.

After three years, we finally have strawberries to pick regularly, but I can’t take credit for that success. They just keep growing on their own.

I have been going to the Gaylord pool every morning—except Tuesdays when I attend Sertoma meetings at 7 a.m.

It may sound crazy, but exercising in an outdoor pool from 6 – 7 a.m. makes the rest of my day run better. On Tuesdays, I should go to the evening workout, but so far, that has not happened.

Walking to work is better for my health, my checkbook and the environment. However, I always seem to be short of time, so I drive to work.

Since Monday was the first official day of summer, I shouldn’t be too hard on myself, I still have three months to work on my goals.

Maybe there is one small thing you can do to be more healthy this summer. Pick something small, and take baby steps.