New Year’s Resolutions: We all make them, but how many of us actually keep them?
Happy New Year’s, everyone! 2015 is nothing like they said it would be in the movies back in the 80’s! They all thought we’d be in flying cars, and have all kinds of sci-fi-esque equipment, although I guess in a way we do have a lot of advancements that they would consider to be so, but nothing close to what they depicted in movies like Back to the Future! Maybe we will in 2025?!
New Year’s is always the time for us to reflect on what we did with our lives the year before. How much money did we save? Did we get the job, the car, the boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse, house, etc. that we wanted? Did we accomplish the goals and resolutions we set for ourselves at the beginning of that year? If any one of you are like me, I’d say most of us would say we didn’t keep our resolutions. Usually it’s, “I’m going to lose weight” or “I’m going to save xxx.xx amount of money” or “I’m going to quit smoking”. The money thing is usually because something unexpected comes up where you can’t save the money, of course, but it all works out to the same in the end.
This year, 2015, I set several resolutions in place for myself because I realized that I’m in a stagnant place. I’m not really going forward. I’m just… here. I go to work, come home, eat, walk the dog, sleep, rinse, repeat. Same routine. I’ve also spent almost my entire life, since the age of twelve at least, being overweight. 2014 showed me just how negatively that can impact my life because of health issues with my knees, my back, and more. Oh, I’ve made the typical New Year’s resolutions, join a gym, lose weight, blah, blah, blah, but I’ve never stuck to it. I’ve always let myself get sidetracked by this or that, or made this excuse or given that excuse. But after going through the multitude of doctor’s visits and the tests and seeing all these pills I have to take now, I have reached a level of determination I never had before.
2015 is the year I go forward, I no longer will stagnate. I am going to get myself organized, write more, get my financial situation in order, and the biggest challenge, lose weight. Previously, I would make the resolution, wait until the Monday following New Year’s to go on the diet and then a couple months later, fall off and start stumbling before completely giving up. I would get discouraged, let anything set me back, just because it was hard. But anything worth having is hard! If everyone gave up because something was difficult, nothing would ever have been accomplished and our society today would not exist! So instead of waiting for the Monday following New Year’s, I began my lifestyle change on New Year’s day. I spent the day eating healthier and working on organizing things in my home so that I would be destined to spend my year in the same fashion. Or at least that’s supposedly the rule of thumb, however you spend the New Year is how you will spend the entire year. So make sure to spend New Year’s Day doing what you want to do the rest of the year! Anyway, it is now 26 days into the New Year and as of the day I am writing this blog post I am down 15lbs and going strong! Encouragement from friends and using an app/website called My Fitness Pal has helped tremendously. Anyone interested in joining me in the fight, look me up. I am on there as JrLoveless!
How many of you made a resolution this year on New Year’s Day? What was it? Have you been keeping it? After reading my post, are you going to work harder on keeping it? LOL. I don’t know if you are aware, but my second True Mates novel Forgiving Thayne was released in October of last year. I haven’t really spent a whole lot of time doing any blog tours or posts about, or rather any blog tours or posts about it. So today, as a way to ring in the New Year, I am giving away a free e-book copy to a random commenter on my post. Winner will be chosen on 1/27/2015, so comment below, with the answer to my questions to enter!
Good Luck to those entering and Keep Moving Forward with your New Year’s Resolutions, everyone! Don’t give in to the temptation of the easy path! It’s easy to stray, believe me I know. Happy New Year and may it be a safe, happy, and prosperous one for all of you!
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