Is this an adopted New Year’s Resolution?

I was standing in the lineup for the cashier and as usual was checking out the magazines. 8 out of 10 magazine had something in the cover about losing weight and having this or that body, or better, a flat tummy in so many days.

It hit me, this is the New Year resolution of many. So is it their resolution or is this something they think they want to do because it’s everywhere!!!

I don’t understand! What is the big deal of losing weight? Wouldn’t it be easier to lose weight if there were not so much pressure on? Isn’t losing weight about getting healthier and happier? So why so many people go on different diets and shakes and some unnatural meals and in the process poison their body to lose weight and get healthy?!!! Or make themselves and others miserable while trying so hard to lose weight and get happy!!!

And finally why most New Year resolutions don’t last more than two weeks?

For this one I think I have the answer! It’s just because the resolution itself is unrealistic. The resolution that fails, is just a wanna be dream not some thoughtful decision based on the person’s life style.

That is why I never have New Year resolution, just half a Year improvements. Every six months, I pick one or two things that I’m already doing and think it needs improvement and focus on that until it is a new habit. There is no timeline, and I didn’t pick something I wasn’t doing before, so it’s constant minor changes to my life. Guess what I never fail, the goal is achievable. And achievements are what happiness feed on.

Talking about losing weight, I did that after my second child. It wasn’t a resolution or something, I just decided to have a healthier and happier body and I did it without killing myself. You can read about it here.

Happy New Year! Have Happy Healthy Year.

Until later,

 

 

 

 

 

About Anahita

I'm 36 years old, proud mother of two toddlers. Son born in 2005 and daughter born 22 months later in 2007. I'm a Homemaker/Travel agent. Like cooking, sewing, painting and love kids.
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One Response to Is this an adopted New Year’s Resolution?

  1. Priscilla says:

    I think controlling your weight with goals like new years resolutions is a good thing for health and vitality reasons.
    It’s the way you go about achieving your goals that is important.
    I’ve now made visual control charts in my office for weight loss and exercise.
    I’ve stuck a mirror on my fridge door so I can see how overweight I am and I’ve stuck photo’s of thin girls on there too.
    I’ve gotten my girlfriends joining me on walks for moral support and I always try to improve my previous walking time so that I feel I am achieving fitness.
    With regards to achieving my financial resolutions:
    – I’ve not renewed my cell phone contracts for the family as they were to expensive.
    – I’ve not put the whole family on a Tracfone prepaid family value plan that only costs $27.96/month for the whole family. I get 50 minutes for $9.99 and the rest of the family gets 20 minutes for $5.99/ea.
    – With the savings I make from being on a Tracfone plan I’ll put on my car debt.

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