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Is it bad I don't have a resolution? But I do have goals.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

I have been thinking about it for days, and I can't come up with a resolution for 2015. I guess I didn't really have one last year either. And all of the years I had one prior to this were never followed, so maybe I'm on to something here. lol.

I know the first of the year is a great time for many to start or refresh some things in their lives, but it is pointed out to us so often the very low percentage of those "resolutions" actually stick. I don't think that's just with resolutions at the first of the year though. I just think that is when most people make these promises to themselves, so they are the ones that seem to be focused on. We hear on the news how gym memberships spike in January but are nearly completely unused by February. Or a smoker starts back up again, fattier foods sell more, etc.

We break promises or "resolutions" to ourselves all the time. We all do. Whether we want to eat better, exercise more, stop swearing, have less time on electronics. Slip-ups aren't the be all end all though. We need to get our butts back up and keep working for what we want. It's not easy. No one ever said it was going to be. And that's what makes success so much sweeter.

For me, I started my journey in February 2013. Almost two years ago. The best resolution, or promise to myself I have ever made. Now, however, I'm just going to stick with having goals. My goals for 2015 include:

Lose 15 lbs. This will put me in the 160s and I'm good with that.
Log In to Sparkpeople at least 5 times a week.
Blog on Spark at least once a week.
Reach my step goal (12,500) at least 5 times a week
Continue my savings plan for cosmetic surgery

Resolutions are technically permanent changes to your life and goals are specific achievements. Since I haven't done so hot with "resolutions" except for the big one almost 2 years ago which was achieved by reaching many many smaller goals, I'm sticking with goals to continue my initial resolution.

Wow. That is confusing. Thanks for following my crazy mind. I hope you all reach your goals and/or resolutions this year!
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    I'm still so floored by your success so far, so it makes a lot of sense that you'd focus more on setting more "goals" for 2015 than all-out resolutions. I make a little 2015 bucket list with my husband every year of things we want to do with our son, things we want to fix up around the house, mini trips to take, etc. Definitely puts the pressure off of being perfect every single day starting on January 1! And what a great testimonial you have since you started in February. :) Thanks for sharing your goals. I can't wait to hear when you reach them! :)

    2289 days ago
    I think these are fantastic goals! You've done great things, keep it up!
    2289 days ago
    I love this blog! It is so matter what time of year resolutions, promises, they are all broken but we need to just pick ourselves up and fight for whatever it is we really want. If we aren't willing to fight then do we really want it? I'm ready to fight with you this year! :)
    2289 days ago
    I like making goals, too, rather than resolutions. Good luck with yours!
    2289 days ago
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