Friday, January 7, 2011
It's That Time of Year Again!
Many people do not make resolutions because of the self-disappointment they feel when they "fail". I have lived that cycle of disappointment many times over. I would give myself a beat-down the instant I fell off whatever wagon I was riding. I beat myself up so badly that when my wagon made its way around again, I couldn't bring myself to hop on again. For a couple of years I met January and other goal oriented times with a rousing "Why Bother!"
December 31st @ 11:59: Resolve to lose 10 pounds. Going to get in shape and be healthy! Whoo hoo!
January 1st @ 7:00am: Alarm rang - got up and rode bike for 20 minutes. Drank a glass of water.
January 1st @ 12:00pm: Ate a salad with grilled chicken. No dressing. Drank a glass of water.
January 1st @ 7:35pm: Ate curly fries and two pieces of homemade cheesecake. Drank milkshake.
January 1st @ 7:36pm: Remember that I suck and it was a stupid resolution anyway.
January 1st @ 7:37pm: Eat another piece of cheesecake out of depression and self-loathing.
January 2nd @ 7:00am: Turned off alarm watched the Today Show.
I recently found an old collage I created years ago. Many of my goals were listed along with pictures and quotes. I had forgotten all about it. I was absolutely shocked at how much I had accomplished. We get much more done than we think and we are much further along than we think.
My plan this year is to write down all the things that I want to accomplish. Go for broke. It will be good because behind all my plans and goals are my true resolutions.
1) Keep going. 2) Lighten up.