By Jacklyn Chantry-Blogger
Oh joy of joys. Its that time of the Year Again…
So I am supposed to make my NewYears Resolution.
Well for over 2 decades I have made feeble attempts to Loose Weight, Go to the Gym, Make more money etc etc… Now they haven’t all ended in disaster.
I have on occasion lost weight-Been a gym bunny- Received a pay rise but they have only been on a short term basis.
Well this year I am boycotting New Years Resolutions.
I know I could do with loosing a few pounds (OKAY, A LOT!!!!!) and fit into THAT DRESS that I refuse to throw out as I am certain I will fit into someday.
The weight that was supposed to Fall Off while I was breastfeeding is clinging onto me for dear life and is winning the battle at the moment.
I have returned to the Gym with a vengeance after being on the verge of overdosing on Cadburys and Baileys Coffee with an extra dollop of Cream.
I am aware enough of my own body to realize that I will never be skinny or have the perfect Bikini body.
It wont be long until we are bombarded with the magazines dishing out all kinds of diets and tips on achieving the Perfect Body.
The reason I am boycotting this resolution is that I have more important things to focus on.
I need to get a job and I have a child to care for.
I cant be obsessing about Weight Loss at a time like this.
I have started the process of applying for jobs and the PFO Letters have started flowing in… PFO was a phrase I heard 1st from my best friend Michelle –
There is no polite way to say it so I will say it as it is PLEASE F**K OFF.
Fair enough I didn’t have the qualifications for all the jobs I applied for but I am impressed that nearly all the companies had the Courtesy to get back and inform me that I was unsuccessful and they wished me luck in my job search.
I never realized how limited you are when applying for work with a child.
There have been loads of jobs in my area advertised but I could not apply for them as you were required to work evenings or weekends.With himself already on night and weekend work it is up to me to find the 9-5 job.
Anyway lets not dwell on this any longer.
Lets make my List..
Resolutions I can actually achieve… (Well Sort Of)
Spend time with the family –Check (All we have is each other)
(No job means tightening the purse strings or actually keeping it closed if at all possible)
Eat Healthy –Check (except for the secret stash of Cadburys)
Drink Less Alcohol –Check ( I need a Social life for that)
Be organized- Check ( I mean I must check my checklist)
Be a better Person-Check ( I thought I had that covered long ago)
So can you understand why I am boycotting them.
They are just added pressures to your life.
I think that most people already have the above list constantly floating around in their heads as it is.
Be honest with yourself..
How many have signed up to a gym, quit smoking, decided to stay off the booze, ditched the chocolates etc etc…
How long will it be before I see my gym attendance slow down, be out socialising having a few drinks and come Easter time be munching on Easter Eggs. Then I have to make excuses trying to justify why I have broken the Resolutions.
I don’t know anyone who takes Resolutions seriously and I would really love to meet someone who sets them and achieves them..
Let me just say that- I am not trying to be consending and I hope if you have resolutions that you find the strength to see it through but they just don’t work for me.
I think that I should always strive to meet my goals or lifestyle choices. Be a healthy Person Physically and Mentally. Be kind,nice and polite to others. Be motivated to achieve my goals because they matter and can be achieved long term. Not because I made some feeble promise to myself in January that this was the year I was going to do it.
2012 was a Special Year for me with the birth of the Baba. She will be celebrating her 1st birthday very soon and could this have caused the torrid of bla bla bla that has just come from my fingertips.
She is growing up so fast and looks upon the world seeing everything through her innocent and curious eyes.
I am facing a very uncertain year in 2013 and maybe this fear of the unknown has brought out the cynic in me.
The sadness of saying goodbye to the comfort of being a stay at home mom and enjoying spending time all my time with my family is drawing closer everyday.
I have no idea what the future holds so how can I make Resolutions about my life when even I don’t know what is going to happen.
All I know for certain is that whatever happens THAT DRESS has remained in my wardrobe for another year and hopefully come next January it will have already made its debut.
2013 you came too soon-I am not ready for you yet..
P.S—Himself has just offered me Peanut M and M’S –Did I mention I am just back from Zumba!!!!!!!!