There are less than 2 weeks left until a New Year begins. The start of the New Year brings for many of us new hope. It signifies new beginnings, a fresh start and an opportunity for great change. We resolve to do things differently in the New Year. We vow that we will spend more time with our families, we will quit smoking, stop swearing, cross things off our buckets lists & of course the most popular promise we each make to ourselves is to lose weight.
Having managed health clubs for 10 years it was always fun to watch the influx of members arriving after the first of the year & then the rapid decline in attendance with each day thereafter.
New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken after all aren’t they? So why do we do them? With the extra holiday layer that I packed on for the season, is it just a guilt free way to make it acceptable to keep stuffing in the cakes, cookies & candy.
“It’s fine! I will start eating well on the first.”
I will exercise every day & take up running and all of that cookie weight will come right off. Then the 1st arrives & I realize that nobody can start a diet on a Thursday. That is silly. Everybody knows that it needs to be a Monday. Monday comes & someone brings leftover holiday cookies to work.
“I will have just one.”
“Well, I already messed up today with the cookie, sooooooo….”
This vicious cycle will continue until next year. It’s not my fault that everyone at my work seems to like to bake. It would be rude to not try some.
New Year’s resolutions on a whole make me chuckle. If we wanted to make these changes we could do them at anytime. Next year I resolve to be a better person. Does that mean this year you can still enjoy being as crappy of a human as possible?
This year I resolve not to resolve anything.