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Several things always happen this time of year: you resolve to start a good habit or stop a bad one; you keep writing last year’s date by mistake because your existential self can’t quite admit another year is gone; and you make your reservation for the B/CS Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook Conference at the end of January.    

On the subject of starting a healthy habit, losing weight or starting an exercise program are perennial New Year’s Resolution favorites and failure is not an option this year.

Several things always happen this time of year: you resolve to start a good habit or stop a bad one; you keep writing last year’s date by mistake because your existential self can’t quite admit another year is gone; and you make your reservation for the B/CS Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook Conference at the end of January.    

On the subject of starting a healthy habit, losing weight or starting an exercise program are perennial New Year’s Resolution favorites and failure is not an option this year. On page 18 you’ll find the 5 secrets to keeping your resolutions while two other articles share personal success stories in finding no-fail fitness solutions. You can launch a Half Marathon that benefits children’s charities like Dr. Jennifer Friedman did, or you can buy motivation with a personal trainer like I did (though I stole the phrase ‘buy motivation’ from Friedman because it’s so perfect). Whatever your fitness level or budget, there’s a solution to sticking with that fitness goal past March 1.

As for the Economic Outlook Conference, you’ll want to make reservations early as a sellout crowd is expected to gather on January 25 to hear from experts in tourism, real estate and retail on what to expect in 2012 and how Texas A&M’s move to the Southeastern Conference will impact the local economy (see page 10 for details).

About writing 2011 instead of 2012 for the next couple of months: I suggest you just let that one go. Existentially speaking, I’ll just consider it an expression of free will until 2012 gets old enough for me to admit time really has marched on. – Angelique Gammon