Back on January 4th of this year I went out on a limb and shared what my New Years resolution was going to be for 2010. My resolution was to leave the fast food scene and get away from burgers, tacos and greasy chicken for the sake of my health and my family.
The year has flown by and we are now already mid way through September. Last week I found myself reflecting on how I have done this year with that resolution. I haven't been perfect but I would say I have done well. I can only count the number of times I have succumbed to the temptation of fast food on one hand, which, in years gone by would have been a slow month. So, given that number represents nearly nine months I feel pretty good.
On a personal note my wife and I have noticed on the couple of occasions we have given in and ate out somewhere that we tend to feel pretty awful afterwards, not because of guilt, but because of the food we just ingested. I used to feel “off” often but those instances have pretty well vanished since we have been eating better, or at least not be frequenting the typical fast food establishments.
Did you make a resolution this year? How far did you get with it? Did you notice any positive things occurring in your life as a result of that resolution? If you did but gave up, why is it that you gave up on something that was improving your life?
In my particular case I found myself giving into the desires of my tastes/cravings rather than my heart. That is a pretty big statement which I think sews into a lot of the things we allow to steer the course of our lives. The good thing is that we don't have to wait for January 1st to make the right choice, we can make it today. For me, fast food is further in my rearview mirror than it has ever been.