I am not a New Year's resolutions kind of girl.
I learned long ago...they just don't work for me.
If you are not working for me, then you are FIRED, not gonna do it.
My co-workers have been discussing their resolutions since 12/27. They always ask about mine. And every year I say "I resolve to keep...quit smoking".
Normally that would not be funny but, I quit smoking, for the second and FINAL time OVER 11 YEARS AGO. So it is no surprise, they give me a puzzled look. I can see their brain trying to wrap around that..."she doesn't smoke, does she?". I can see the moment it clicks in their head....that look...as if to say "smart-a$$".
This year, I decided I need a new SMART ANSWER.
Their resolutions tend to be the NOW NOW NOW, the not SMART goals, kind of things. Tomorrow when they ask, I know they will, I will say things like:
I will eat MORE fruits and vegetables (I average 5-7 a day now, I try to get 9, but that is rare)
I will eat MORE healthy fats
I will eat MORE protein for breakfast
I will eat MORE whole grains
(these three involve paying closer attention to the nutrients that I track...I stay in range, but I need to eat more cleanly)
I will continue to drink MORE water(than they do)...I drink at LEAST 10 cups a day.
They make comments about how many times I use the restroom. I still say, I should get SPARK POINTS for that. My DH says that elimination it just as important as consumption.
See the pattern here...I want MORE MORE MORE. So many of my co-workers' resolutions are centered on the negative. So I, always going against the grain, will focus on the POSITIVE implications of MORE MORE MORE.