January has made it’s appearance and the promise of a successful new year is on it’s way.
For those who make New Year Resolutions, does this sound familiar….
“I’m going to start this new year off with a bang! I’m going to start eating healthier. I’m going to put myself on an awesome exercise routine and I’m going to do my best to kick my unhealthy habits to the curb.”
We scour all the department stores for some new work out gear. We call the base/post gym and ask about the classes they offer. We even go as far as to correlate our new found exercise schedule with our spouse’s off duty hours (for those of us who have kids).
On that first day, we are so pumped up and ready to go. We put on our brand new exercise outfit, prepare our water bottles and gym bag, make sure dinner or breakfast is prepared for our loved ones, and that the house is in tip top order before we go.
Then it happens. The baby starts running a 101 degree fever, our spouse calls to tell us that they are going to be working a few extra hours, and the neighbor comes over unexpectedly to borrow a cup of sugar for some cookies she is making for her husband’s shop.
You give the baby some Motrin and text your spouse back to let them know you will put dinner in the fridge…all the while carrying on a conversation with said neighbor about said cookies. You begrudgingly come to terms with the fact that starting that new work out schedule is going to be harder then you thought. [Read more…]