No Resolution for New Year

A New Year is always about a list of things and/or unfinished business or regrets in our lives that we vow to change.  But for all the good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions; research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals.

Here are the top 10 resolutions made for 2015 according to Statistic Brain

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2015
Lose Weight
Getting Organized
Spend Less, Save More
Enjoy Life to the Fullest
Staying Fit and Healthy
Learn Something Exciting
Quit Smoking
Help Others in Their Dreams
Fall in Love
Spend More Time with Family

What if a resolution for 2016 was not to make a resolution at all?


Isn’t starting out the year with a non-defined long-term goal just setting yourself up for failure for the year?  In the “work” world we talk about SMART OBJECTIVES


What if instead you just continued to work to be a better human being?Setting smart goals. Yearly goals are great to have but they should also be tangible.  By making broad goals it is so much easier to fall off the horse as they say.


The concept of one day at a time holds a lot of clout when it comes to realizing your desires.  Pacing yourself and focusing on daily objectives is more important than anything.

In my case I want to be a healthier version of myself (physically, emotionally and spiritually) and I can’t achieve this through a New Year Resolution.

Every action I take, each hour and minute of every day will impact my goal.   The option of waiting to do something tomorrow is simply out of the question, I must do all I can each and every day.

I will make every effort to delay instant gratification unless he is my type young and hot LOL – I mean like having a piece of cake, drinking alcohol, partying too much, numbing myself in front of the TV.

I will do everything I can to stay focused on my goal of being a healthier version of me.  I will seize every opportunity to stay focused.

There are times where I will say no to things and I hope you understand, it’s not personal.

There will be times where you might call me a bitch under your breath for actually succeeding – it’s happened before in fact I lost a friendship the last time I lost a big amount of weight.


I’m not doing this for anyone, I am doing this for me.  I want to be healthy.  I choose to be healthy.  This is not a New Year’s Resolution or a half-cocked plan I’m devising to one up anybody but rather it is what I want live and breathe now and to eternity and beyond.

DETERMINATION begins with DETERring the things that get in your way.

A resolution is something you make; resolve is something you have. Call it semantics, but I think the distinction is important. Goins Writer

Poor Me Syndrome is to blame you see  I don’t have a man, I’m overweight and my life is upside down so I’m going to have some ice cream, drink a few beers and watch #CriminalMinds…this is the girl that is staying in 2015 and won’t be stepping into 2016.  I’m done feeling sorry for myself.

As my daughter said to me yesterday, my blonde hair doesn’t define me and neither does the past or any labels that come my way.  What defines me is what I choose and I choose to be a healthier me now, in 2016 and hereafter.

Do you Gail take Gail for your healthier version of yourself from this day forward?



One comment

  1. I totally believe in not making unrealistic resolutions… it’s one of the reasons I believe I need to start something immediately and not on a certain date… I too plan to be a healthier version of myself this year and beyond… I know you can suceed as you are very determined xox ♡♡

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