So, Happy belated 2013 to you all! Did you make your resolutions yet? Did you write them down? Did you know that goals written down have something like a bazillion-ish more chance of happening than those just in your head?
Now, I don’t tell you that so that you’ll start thinking I’m some sort of life coach or expert list-maker and goal-achiever. No, I actually told you so that I could brag a bit. And, to give you a bit of hope that dreams, er, resolutions, really can come true.
Yep. See, I had this little resolution in my head to lose some weight this year, say 5ish pounds to start. (Anybody with me on this?)
NOW, YOU SHOULD KNOW, I DID NOT WRITE THIS DOWN. I DID NOT TELL ANYONE. IT WAS GONNA BE A SECRET RESOLUTION.
YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT I WAS SIMULTANEOUSLY PLANNING ON CANCELLING MY GYM MEMBERSHIP ( IF I COULD REMEMBER WHERE SAID GYM WAS, OF COURSE.) THUS, THIS WAS ALSO GOING TO BE A MAGIC RESOLUTION.
And, I am pleased to report, it’s already happened. My secret, magic resolution. I did it! I lost 5 pounds!
I got the flu!
Now, let me talk you through this. I could not get out of my bed for 3 days. I could not care for my children. I could not go to my husband’s grandmother’s funeral. I shook with chills. I sweated.
I honestly thought I might be dying. I am ashamed to admit I was going over my life insurance policy in my head, reassuring myself everyone would be ok if I did die.
The flu made me a crazy person. I was having a one-woman party in crazy town.
But when it was over and I stepped on the scale, over 5 pounds lighter, and I thought… “Hmmm, that just might have been worth it.”
But, now that my resolution is checked off my secret mental list, what am I gonna do the rest of the year?