January 1, 2016

10 New Years Resolutions that didn't make the cut

First of all, happy new year! We hope you had a fun evening of celebrating...maybe too much champagne, too many scallops wrapped in bacon, maybe a late evening. So we hope you're not reading this when the post went live (approximately 6AM eastern). If you're on the west coast, keep reading...you're probably in some smelly cab headed home trying to focus on something other than the smelly cab.


Yesterday morning, I was doing some house cleaning and tidying up. Luckily Adam has a 4 day weekend and I knew we didn't want to spend it cleaning. So while he was at a meeting, I tried to get some things done. As I was changing the lightbulb in our office (you know because I've been burning the midnight oil to get the new blog up), I noticed that the blades on the ceiling fan were pretty dusty. I looked at them for a moment and begrudgingly grabbed some cleaner and paper towels to clean. Then I cleaned the other fans in the house and I thought to myself excitedly, maybe 2016 will be the year that I routinely clean the ceiling fans. And then I quickly laughed to myself and realized it simply wouldn't happen. I would look up at them from time to time, notice the dust and continue to sit on the couch (or whatever sitting area I'm in) and enjoy what I'm currently doing. And so it prompted me to think about the new year's resolutions I won't make...
Oh that dust! 
1. I will not stop eating yummy desserts. Life is too short y'all.

2. I will not get to bed on time, every night. Cause sometimes you just have to binge watch some shows on Netflix. Have to.

3. I will not fold the laundry the minute the dryer is done.

4. I will not give up caffeine. 

5. I will not become a January to March gym goer. Me and the gym have a romance all year. 

6. I will not stop eating carbs, even if my husband is not a pasta/bread/carbs guy (I don't understand him either...). 

7. I will not walk the dog everyday. There are reasons I don't work for the Post Office. They are called rain, sleet, and other uncomfortable elements. We can do snow but the others? No thank you. 

8. I will not stop pretending that I will change my bag to match my outfit. I mean in my dreams I'm always coordinated but it just doesn't happen. 

9. I will not try to get six-pack abs in 30 days. It's gonna take way longer to discover my abs underneath that layer of mai tais and Christmas cookies! 

10. I will not be cleaning the ceiling fans with any degree of regularity....

Happy 2016! What are you not planning to do this year? 
(Christine) 

25 comments:

  1. I love these, because it reminds me to be REALISTIC, on what goals are REALLY important. :)

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    1. Yes realistic goals are helpful. I've made lofty goals before and have gotten caught up and frustrated with not meeting them.

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  2. I love these! Life is all about balance, and sacrificing all of the "good" things about life just to live a 100% healthy lifestyle isn't worth it. Especially those carbs. How does Adam not like his carbs?!?

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    1. Girl I have no idea! He will take meat and veggies over Mac and cheese any day. No idea!

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  3. I love this and may steal it! There's so many things I WON'T do this year! Like Kathryn says, life is all about balance! And who can live without caffeine?

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    1. Steal away my friend! Balance is so good, in all aspects of life.

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  4. I love it, you need to be realistic. I am such a carb lover too. I could never do that hole low carb thing. I just laugh thinking about it.

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    1. Same here! I know I probably need to trim back on my carbs following the holidays but I'm not going cold turkey.

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  5. Perfect- I have been avoiding any resolutions at all this year. This? This is the way to go. Love it!

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    1. I don't usually do resolutions bc I break them by day 4!

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  6. Haha, love these! My hubby is the same way. I NEED the carbs, he refuses them at dinner. I just can't wrap my mind around that!! Happy New Year!

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    1. I don't get it. I live for carbs. They might be my spirit animal in fact. Happy New Year Sue!

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  7. I love your non-resolutions. I can't deal with the typical resolutions and I've noticed that a lot of bloggers write about them and a lot of people in general make them. I know the gym will be packed on Monday, but it will be chilly so the roads will be empty and I'm fine with that. As for carbs, dairy, gluten, and junk food, they are all a part of my healthy and moderation-filled lifestyle so I will continue to consume all of them as I have no allergies OR guilt.

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    1. I love your approach, Amy! I used to get very frustrated by the New Years resolution crowd at the gym but I'm learned to be more patient since many people may start their fitness journey this time of the year. Happy New Year!

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  8. I'm working on one month at a time. January's challenge is to stay out of Target. I probably won't keep it. I'll need shower gel or Hershey's kisses, or I'll just forget I swore to stay out of there.

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    1. Love that! This made me laugh! :) Good goal.

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  9. Truth! I am the same on each and every one of these!! Not a good goal setter/achiever myself. Happy 2016!

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    1. I like setting goals but I've learned to not get too wrapped up in them. Balance with goal setting is just as important as in life. Happy New Year Maggie!

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  10. Truth! I am the same on each and every one of these!! Not a good goal setter/achiever myself. Happy 2016!

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  11. Excellently realistic. :)

    I always think I can suddenly just be a new person come January 1st every year. Spoiler alert: it never happens. Lol

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    1. So true! I do like the clean slate but there are some things that won't change!

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  12. What if I resolve to double up on yummy desserts? I think that might make the cut :D

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  13. hahahahahah...love it.
    Can I add - I will not make the bed.

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