The Power of The Adult Holiday

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Happy New Year Everyone! By now, you have relished in what I like to call: The Adult Holiday. Yes, good people!

New Years is for US! No crumb-snatchers allowed (If you don’t know what a crumb-snatcher is and you have children? Your kids must not ask for anything while you’re eating. But, I digress.)!

Family, you have made it through birthdays, family barbecues, your kid’s athletic events, angry moms, impatient people and being broke from three back-to-back holidays! How do we reward ourselves? By forgetting that we have children; leaving them with our grandparents or our older children– getting dressed up and going to party! We have slaved all year for everyone else and this is the one time of year that we get ourselves. We may immediately regret it depending upon how much liquid courage we had, but it is worth it.

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Facts, big facts.

After the hangover wears off and we’ve called in from work due to the hangover, sent our kids to school–here comes the New Year’s resolution. The ones we really mean when we say them and then life get in the way and we forget all about it. Some of us vow to save more money, lose weight, fall in love, become more career drive, etc. Whatever your resolution is, make is a great one. Don’t just bind yourself to something that you know if going to be unattainable. For instance, we often put unnecessary limits and restrictions on ourselves in the name of New Year New Me.

I personally considered this myself. Why is it that I would make a resolution on doing better a certain year and never stick to it? My resolution was always weight loss. I have struggled with this thing my ENTIRE life. When I kept making the commitment to change, I always said that things came up and I could no longer shop for the food that I would need to in order to be better and get heathy. Honestly guys, it was fear. Just a short bit of back history, I have always been the fat one. The fat friend, cousin, sister, aunt, third wheel, babysitter and the fat friend you take shopping to “skinny” stores (please be advised this was back in the early to mid 90’s. skinny stores was a thing), to help you carry your bags. 

Weight loss was always that dark cloud that loomed over my head. When I really took a look at myself, I realized I was truly afraid. I was afraid that everyone who know me being fat, would no longer like me anymore because I lost weight. You would think that something like this wouldn’t matter. Why be afraid of the thoughts and feelings of another person. Well you have been a certain way your entire life, you don’t want to change because of the fear of being alone. 

That was my reason. Deep down, I knew it all along. I just had to face the truth about it and deal with the fear accordingly. In closing, did I make a New Years resolution this time? Absolutely not. If I am going to resolve something, it will be a lifestyle change and not a temporary statement that only last for a month and then back to my regularly scheduled program. What say you ideal starter family? Did you make a resolution this year or not? If so, how determined are you to stick to it?

Happy New Year Everyone! By now, you have relished in what I like to call: The Adult Holiday. Yes, good people. New years is for US. NO crumb snatchers allowed. If you don’t know what a crumb snatcher is and you have children, your kids must not ask for anything while you’re eating. But I digress. Family, you have made it through birthdays, family barbeques, your kid’s athletic events, angry moms, impatient people and being broke from three back to back holidays. How do we reward ourselves? By forgetting that we have children, leaving them with our grandparents or our older children, getting dressed up and going to party. We have slaved all year for everyone else and this is the one time of year that we get ourselves. We may immediately regret it depending upon how much liquid courage we had, but it is worth it. 

After the hangover wears off, we have called in from work due to the hangover, and have sent our kids to school, here comes the New Year’s resolution. The ones we really mean when we say them and then life get in the way and we forget all about it. Some of us vow to save more money, lose weight, fall in love, become more career drive, etc. Whatever your resolution is, make is a great one. Don’t just bind yourself to something that you know if going to be unattainable. For instance, we often put unnecessary limits and restrictions on ourselves in the name of New Year New Me.

I personally considered this myself. Why is it that I would make a resolution on doing better a certain year and never stick to it? My resolution was always weight loss. I have struggled with this thing my ENTIRE life. When I kept making the commitment to change, I always said that things came up and I could no longer shop for the food that I would need to in order to be better and get heathy. Honestly guys, it was fear. Just a short bit of back history, I have always been the fat one. The fat friend, cousin, sister, aunt, third wheel, babysitter and the fat friend you take shopping to “skinny” stores (please be advised this was back in the early to mid 90’s. skinny stores was a thing), to help you carry your bags. 

Weight loss was always that dark cloud that loomed over my head. When I really took a look at myself, I realized I was truly afraid. I was afraid that everyone who know me being fat, would no longer like me anymore because I lost weight. You would think that something like this wouldn’t matter. Why be afraid of the thoughts and feelings of another person. Well you have been a certain way your entire life, you don’t want to change because of the fear of being alone. 

That was my reason. Deep down, I knew it all along. I just had to face the truth about it and deal with the fear accordingly. In closing, did I make a New Years resolution this time? Absolutely not. If I am going to resolve something, it will be a lifestyle change and not a temporary statement that only last for a month and then back to my regularly scheduled program. 

What say you ideal starter family? Did you make a resolution this year or not? If so, how determined are you to stick to it?

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