01/24/2012 05:48 pm ET

New Goal For Women? Rising Above Having It All

It's that time of year again.

In January, most of us consider (at least briefly) how we can improve ourselves and (sometimes) do something about it. There is something strangely compelling about New Year's resolutions, about polishing up your dreams and checking your iPhone for last year's ambitions and what has become of them.

Three months to the day after my second daughter was born, I won't deny it: Getting back into physical shape ranks near the top of my list for 2012, ahead of remembering friends' birthdays and getting an interview with David Cameron.

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