This year, I’m not going to call my decisions for change ‘New Year’s Resolutions.’ This title has only ever put pressure on me in the past, and this time I’d actually like to follow through on stopping the nail-biting and finally getting that flat tummy for summer.
Some may feel that the beginning of a brand new year is a chance for change. And while the promise and hope of the old behind us can be a great motivation, you have to wonder: are your resolutions really that important if you have to wait for the 1st of January to come around before acting upon them? Why couldn’t you have started a few days ago, in that weird, timeless period between Christmas day and New Year’s Eve? Why now?
I understand that people will probably think that my determination to change my old habits stems from New Year’s Resolutions, I do. However, there are legitimate reasons for my waiting, for not starting before 2014 rolled around. First and foremost, money. Actually, that might be the only reason. The biggest change I want to make is that of my diet and fitness regime, which unfortunately requires silly amounts of the dosh to be spent on trainers and sport bras and such. (Okay, so maybe the nail-biting is just because of the New Year. Whatever.)
I suppose what I’m trying to say is that I don’t want to just change because of some tradition. I want an actual reason for bettering myself, because I believe that’s the only way I’m going to succeed. I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that this much is true for myself.
Would it be ironic if I wished you all a Happy New Year…?