Short Circuit – No Resolutions Here

85 Days Alcohol Free

I just want to take a moment to look at that number. Its more than double any previous attempt I’ve made at giving up drinking. 90 days is the next recognised milestone – OYNB do 28, 90 and 265 challenges. But I’m taking a little detour just to admire the number 85.

Right, now I’ve had my moment with 85. On to the blog.

Johnny Five

I watched Beatrice Caruso’s new vlog yesterday. If ya know, ya know. But if ya don’t know, she’s currently on a weight loss journey to lose 100 pounds.

I’m a fan, she’s funny. Plus she doesn’t shy away from the actual struggle of trying to achieve something.

The point? The vlog I was watching was the typical new years resolutions vlog. Cut short – she has a very long list of goals for the year.

It made me think, do I have a short circuit? Am I Johnny Five? I never make new years resolutions. Never have. Not because of some mindset of change can happen at any time bs. More, I just don’t see the point.

Blah, Blah, Blah

As a fat person – even when I was five stone lighter I was still considered fat – I hated January in the gym. The personal trainers would be falling over themselves to get to me. Which is part of the reason I started working out before they were out of bed – you want my money, come at 5am.

By February, my fellow fat people were gone and the PT’s were too. The resolutions had fallen by the wayside.

Blah, blah, blah. There are a million and one vlogs and blogs on why resolutions don’t work.

The point of this blog post? I noticed my period of change (thats a clunky set of words) starts in October. I don’t even know why. Do you know?

But it does make life easier.

The gyms are emptier.

I can spend more time looking at different options, making an informed decision. Then wait until the discounted January offers to buy. Assuming the change I want to make involves some form of course.

Its nice to have a head start. I can do all my floundering and initial mess ups out of view. But the time January comes, I sort of know what I’m doing. I’m not looking at gym equipment, for example, with a face full of bewilderment. Or, I’ve already researched the course and can hit the ground running on it – knowing what to expect.

Plus, no one is doing change at that time of year. It sort of takes the pressure off. I know I shouldn’t compare myself to others, but I do. Having no one to compare to, as they’re waiting for January 1st, makes it easier. No one to keep up with.

Maybe I’ll mix things up this year and try some change in July.