It’s January 1st and you guys all know what happens. We dream up some lofty New Year’s resolutions that we then beat ourselves up about when we don’t follow through in the coming months. We come up with excuses – things like “I don’t have enough time” and “I’ll start tomorrow.” Six months later we realize those excuses have led us to do absolutely nothing and we succumb to the final excuse “New Year’s resolutions don’t really mean anything anyway.” Feel better about giving up on yourself yet? Probably not.
To avoid the disappointment of letting myself down, for the past couple of years I resolved to do absolutely nothing. That’s right. No goals whatsoever. And I bet you can guess where that’s gotten me… So, when January 1, 2012 rolled around, I threw that passive crap out the window and mentally made note of a few things I would really like to improve upon this year.
One of my top goals is to get back into really good shape and stay there. My friends are probably rolling their eyes about now (find out more about my second ‘real’ job in About Me), but with all the traveling, the good food and let’s not forget the wine…even those of us with the best intentions slip up.
Now, after years of not following through on my resolutions, I decided that I need to set two rules:
1. Go big or go home (one of the more
respectable endearing probably annoying tendencies that I have).
2. Refer to 1 above and don’t be too hard on myself.
So, I’ve gone big: January is the month of lean proteins, veggies, lots of water, and working out at least six days a week. And for all the craziness that has gone on this month (but isn’t it crazy every month?), I have to say I’ve done fairly well.
Enter my nemesis:
That’s right, Pinterest has been taunting me with this recipe for not just regular mac-n-cheese, but BREAKFAST SKILLET mac-n-cheese, looking all hot, bubbly, creamy and ridiculously cheesy in that iron skillet. Hold please…I have to wipe the drool off my face. Staying strong. NOT. BUYING. THE. INGREDIENTS.
Luckily, I have other things to motivate me:
Bet she’s not eating any breakfast skillet mac-n-cheese.
Also, my new mantra, which I totally and utterly believe in:
Thanks, Pinterest, for being both the angel and the devil sitting on my shoulder.