My Thoughts on New Years Resolutions

The new year has arrived and I have seen many post on various social media sites about New Year Resolutions.  I have to admit that in the past I have played the game and made a few of my own.  And just like most people, I would venture to guess, some have been kept while others have fallen by the way side.

It is my opinion that many resolutions are lost as they really don’t mean anything to the person making them in the first place.  Making a New Year Resolution needs to be something that you drive towards, something that affects your life, something, shall I say, profound.  We shouldn’t make a resolution just because someone said we need to, you should make it because you see the absolute need for it.  Many times, over the years, we have all said, this year I’m going to:  get in shape, lose weight, get a better job, travel, and the list goes on and on.  And for some those are the resolutions that they absolutely need. But for most it’s just words.  Yea sure they go to the gym for a couple of weeks or months then its right back to the old ways.  And those that stick to it, Great for You!  I guess what I’m trying to say is really reflect on what you need to change in your life and then make a conscious effort daily to make the difference.

So you might be wondering what my New Year Resolution is for 2014.  Well to tell you that I first have to tell you about my 2013 resolution.  In December of 2012 I was eating regularly at McDonald’s.  And when I say regularly I mean just about every day.  So I really thought long and hard about something that really need to change and McDonald’s was it for me.  So my 2013 resolution was to not buy anything from McDonald’s.  And on New Years eve I went for my last Big Mac and, well lets just say, some other items. 🙂  And for the entire year of 2013 I steered clear of McDonalds. And last night at the stroke of midnight, I made it.  Now this may not seem like much, but for me this was something in my life that really needed to change.

So what’s in store for 2014?  Well tonight on the first day of the year, I went to McDonalds to get some dinner, stood at the counter for 10 min while every employee, including the manager, ignored the fact that I was there and then said to myself, I guess I really didn’t miss this and the I walked out…  So once again in 2014 I’m going to boycott McDonalds. And as for my one big thing for this year..  Now where did I put that gym membership card?

Stay tuned I’ll let you know what the real one is as soon as I figure it out.


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