We are quickly sliding into 2006 with the added bonus of one second. What to do with one second? I could finish a sentence with an extra word; I could get extra sleep; I could get up at 11:59:59 and begin my new year of fitness by going out for a one second jog . . . it seems my options are endless! What joy it is to have time in the palm of our hands.

Speaking of fitness plans, after losing these 18 pounds in the year 2005, it's time to make new fitness goals for the new year of 2006. Resolutions are a funny thing. December 29, 2004, I made it explicitly clear to myself that I would NOT make any resolutions for 2005, since each year before that I did so, I would not hold myself accountable. The year that I did not make a list (lose 10 pounds, be lean, start running, etc.), voila, it happens. 18 pounds gone. I am a lean, almost-mean kickboxing machine. I have "guns" for biceps, but not overly bulgy.

Officially: My resolution for 2006 is to not make a resolution.