Anti Resolutions

12 Jan

Before I get into this blog, I wanna thank my kids for encouraging me to eat healthier. My daughter is basically a vegetarian who sprinkles in some chicken every now and then(yes, I know that’s not a true vegetarian). And my son and I are ditching sweets for the next 3 days (totally his idea). Well it is January 12, so how many of you have broken your new  years resolutions already? I haven’t. Why you ask? I didn’t make any. When I turned 30, I made a decision to  not set unrealistic goals for my self. Now, this hasn’t always worked; I still cant seem to make it to bed before 2 am, and I still eat WAY too late sometimes, but I’m working on it so don’t kill me about it. So, when most people make New Years resolutions, they want to lose a certain amount of  weight by a certain date, or spend less time at work or stop watching porn or something to that effect, but they never set themselves up for success. Hence they end up breaking said resolution in the beginning of the year. I look at myself, and I figure that Im constantly trying to improve, so why set such unrealistic goal? Case in point: I don’t need to make a resolution to lose weight. Why? Because I’m exercising, and I know the weight is not gonna fall off immediately, but as long as I keep working, then I have nothing to worry about. I’ll lose weight when I lose weight. Im focusing more on being healthy, and that includes eating healthy, exercising, and getting enough sleep. All of which work together for total body health. You know what else Im not resolving to do this year? Save money. Why? Because life happens. Im not working right now and at any moment, the unemployment agency of Michigan could start trippin, and I could be without that bi-weekly help from Marv. And I know I can solve that by getting a job, but believe me, that is apart of the plan. So what is the purpose of this entry for today? I dont know, but maybe I’ll help a few folks not burden themselves with the horror of living up to an unrealistic expectation that they cant possibly live up to. Now one thing that I can say I do wanna do more is blog more. Its an outlet. Also, stay tuned to my tumblr page (courtscookin.tumblr.com) for some good eats, done by me of course. Well, thats all for now, and remember: Only  YOU can prevent forest fires!

 

“the radio dont play the shit I used to love, or maybe because Im growin up”

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3 Responses to “Anti Resolutions”

  1. idontdatebutwecanhang January 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM #

    I agree, in 30 years of living, I’ve never had a “New Year Resolution” that I’ve actually stuck with! As I grew and matured I realized that in order to “change” you have to recognize the problem early and work to correct it as a part of life. I do believe that the beginning of a New Year brings reflection and the natural human reaction is to see the New Year as sort of a place holder or date stamp to set new goals. While there is nothing wrong with setting new goals for the New Year, like you said, make sure they are realistic and fit within your budget and lifestyle. I currently have no new goals, but I’m continuing to work toward past goals with the NEW YEAR being a guide as to where I should be next year and 10 years from now!

  2. STACY January 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM #

    Hey CJ, I didn’t know what to expect when I started to read your blog. I was able to exhale a little reading this. I agree sometimes we set ourselves up for disappoint when we make unrealistic goals. On the otherhand, a self-challenge can be be rewarding. Stay healthy….you’ll appreciate good health as you continue to grow older. PEACE.

  3. rmac3982 January 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM #

    Pretty good one. I feel you on the no resolutions thing because I have none set either. I figure if I set goal, it doesn’t have to be for New Years…it’s just because. I am going to keep my grades up. I’m going to be a good wife and mother (try to be better). I’m going to find me again this year too. Goals….but stuff that can extend over the span of years, not just months. I’m excited for the pics of dishes. Keep them coming…blogs too!

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