Written by Rose
Remember, I said my New Year’s resolutions involve making at least one decision per day to live healthier and happier? Seems easy, right?
Now, be honest, have you: used less sugar, said “No” to letting empty calories pass your lips, given up coffee and soda, pushed your exercise regimen a little further, gotten more sleep, been kinder to yourself, etc, etc.?
If you answered “yes” to the above (or whatever your particular New Year’s Resolution vows are), good for you!
Now, if you’re like me, you can do anything for days or weeks; it’s sometimes the long-term lifestyle changes that get harder and harder to maintain. It’s not willpower, per se. It’s life, I’ll say. “Life” because it only takes one really bad night of sleep to throw off a morning exercise regimen or one overly-scheduled day to cause any one of the others (less sugar, empty calories, coffee/soda, more kindness…) and “BLAM!” off goes one wheel and sends your Resolution Train careening off the tracks.
Take heart, people. Get back on the train, get back on the tracks. One bad day only becomes two if you let it.
I’m doing my best to give up daily coffee my regular morning stop at Dunkin Donuts for some of the best coffee around that’s still under $5 per cup (notice I said “daily” because I’m all for the occasional cup-o’-Joe, just not as a daily “must have”!).
This morning, I had a temporary break down and I think my car was a conspirator; it drove me to the local Dunkin Donuts parking lot almost before I realized how I got there! Traitor!
I was tempted… “well, I’m here anyway I might as well…”
I punch the accelerator.
Double-D…I think not!