To Keep or Not to Keep…

Sometimes making a resolution and not keeping it can be a good thing.  The BF and I said we were not going to drink the month of January.  We were all gung-ho about it… until Sunday.  

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We had some friends over to watch the football games with apps (you may remember my hummus and veggies plate from instagram)… Beer was flowing amongst them, but The BF and I were sipping water.

 

Eventually, The BF came up to me and asked if I was going to have a glass of wine… I was honest and said I had been thinking about.

 

I was going back and forth.  I wanted to keep my resolution but another part of me wanted to enjoy the company and relax.

 

So, wine I had…and had… and had… I woke up Monday morning feeling groggy and disappointed.  I was mad at myself for giving in and drinking.  Did I really NEED the drink?  No.  I should have just waited 12 more days.  I was a failure.

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hey, it had a strawberry.. that’s healthy, right?

 

But then I started asking myself about the day.. Did I have fun? Did I relax and enjoy our company?  Yes, yes, and yes!

 

Is it that big of a deal that I didn’t make it the 31 days?  No!  I had to tell myself that life is short.  Life is meant to be lived.  I wanted to be a player not a spectator.

 

All-in-all, I am glad I had some wine.  I don’t think restricting myself from it was a good idea.  Yes, I wanted to be “clean” and not put the toxins in my body… but everything in moderation, right?? It is not as if I drink everyday; I like a glass or two once a week.

 

If I want a glass of wine or a beer, I am going to have it.. heck, if I want chocolate cake, I’m going to have it.. 

 

Not sticking to a resolution is not the end of world.  Enjoy your life–you only have one!

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xoxo, Haley

 

Question: Have you ever not kept a resolution??

 

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2 thoughts on “To Keep or Not to Keep…

  1. I’m proud of you girl. Sometimes enjoying yourself is better than not. I had the same resolution and from my picture from dinner Sunday you can tell, I failed too but it’s so not worth it to be miserable.

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