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New Year's Resolutions or New Year's Revelations?
Written By: Meegan Wilson

It's that time of the year again to start thinking about your New Year's Resolutions. What goals have you set to better your life? Will you succeed in keeping them for more than a week, a month, six months? Statistics have shown that resolutions are hard to keep, and many turn into revelations. You realize, once again, that you don't have the resolve or motivation to reach your goals.

Probably the most popular resolution is to improve one's physical well being. There are many ways to achieve this ­- eating healthier, reducing alcohol intake, getting more sleep, adding or increasing weight training and exercising more often. Swimmers may add more yardage to their workouts, increase the number of swims per week, include some dryland exercises, or incorporate stretching into their fitness plans.

Perhaps you want to try a new swimming event or even compete in all of them?   Maybe you want to try open water swimming for the first time, do some of the USMS postal swims, participate in the February Fitness Challenge, or even compete in a triathlon.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure that it is doable and fun. Start out with an easy goal. By achieving it, you'll gain motivation to set more goals throughout the year. By the end of it,  your fitness level will be noticeably improved and you will delight in this new revelation.