Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Real Reasons I Hate Resolving

We've survived the first week of 2014. But did our resolutions survive? I know, mine neither… That's why I'm anti-resolution. (And, if ya'll were around here last week you'd know there were no Thomas resolutions!) 

Throughout the last week I was suffering through bouts of regret over the way I'd skipped on resolutions and the discipline that might be involved in keeping one. I decided instead of feeling guilty about lack of will power, I'd work to realize the reasons I steered clear of resolve this year. And, the 9 Stages of Resolutions were born. 

Stage 1: I just want to look hot. So, I shall kick carbs for 2014 and get abs that would make Beyonce jealous. DON'T TRY AND TELL ME NO. 
Stage 2: Attempt to move into your local gym. Who needs sleep anyway? 
Stage 3: Fret over every little thing that goes into your mouth. No carb, fat, or sugar shall enter this temple. Time for a crash course in nutritional labels. 
Stage 4: Hate all of the world that doesn't have the same drive and determination as you. 
Stage 5: Realize results aren't immediate. Let the loathing begin. 
Stage 6: Bargain. Play dumb. Anything to get yourself some sort of reprieve from this no-carb, gym-going madness. 
Stage 7: Succumb to those little carby whispers that beckon you in waking and in sleep. 
Stage 8: Hate your craving soul as soon as you polish off that plate of spaghetti, loaf of garlic bread, piece of mother load chocolate cake, and half liter of soda pop. 
Stage 9: Intense re-dedication to the new day, new year, and new you that is here on January 8th. 
Now that I've managed to discover every last morsel of resolution regret, don't you want to get on the breaking all bad habits train? 
Me neither. 

And with all of that encouragement, happy resolving dear friends!

We're resolving to lose all resolve and stick to B.R.A.V.E. 
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And, speaking of resolutions and goal-setting, this driven beauty is Samantha from Elah Tree which is part blog, part shop -both of which I am a huge fan and love. I'm sure we're all trying to be good little boys and girls and steer clear of the shopping thing, but I'd break that resolve for her sweet stuff. Without further ado, meet Samantha.

I'm Samantha, mid-west girl living in the big city. I'm a big fan of creativity, art, and encouragement and that's what Elah Tree encompasses. A lifestyle blog full of creativity and encouragement and lovely little shop inspired by that creativity. 

In the New Year's celebrating spirit, will you also include your resolution (or resolutions) for 2014.  
My New Year's Resolutions for 2014 are to complete the goals on this list
If I only had to pick a few they would be: 

- Visit Point Dume.
- Start Running every day.
- Visit The Edison
- Practice drawing once a week.
- Learn Dreamweaver & Illustrator


  1. Best post of the day!! I love it!

  2. hahaha so true! Number 5 is totally me! This year I steered clear of any kind of get fit/get into shape goals for myself because I'm constantly setting them and resetting them on a weekly basis it seems!

  3. This basically describes the last two weeks of December.

  4. gifs for the win! these made me laugh at work, and you don't know how much i needed that today! loves and smoochies!

  5. omg hahahahahah I just loled!! This wins the best post today!

  6. hahhahah spot on!!!

  7. And this is why I don't do new years resolutions. ever.

  8. theblahblahblahgerJanuary 8, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    I want to visit the Edison, too!

    And dude, GIFs are my love language. Thank you for this post today! ;-)

  9. Best post ever, I think! 10000% accurate. Why is it that when you're craving something, you can't settle for anything else, but immediately after you're like "omg I hate myself... a salad would have been just as filling and not cause me to gain 8 pounds!!"

    Jamie @

    The Growing Up Diaries

  10. Aahhh I love a GIF post! So true haha x

  11. Love this! I don't make resolutions either. I try to set some goals for myself but never use the R word! I think using the word alone sets you up for fail! Plus I see it as if you have a goal, you know where you want to be and what you need to do to get there. If you fall off the wagon you don't beat yourself up over it, you just work back at it again. When you have a resolution and fall off the wagon, you basically say screw it.

  12. I think i went through all these stages in the first 3 days of the new year!

  13. Hahahaha this is great. SO freakin' true!

  14. Bahahaha... #8 is my favorite. Pete and I have binge nights where we just put anything and everything into our grocery cart. It's always followed by a food hangover and self loathing. ;P

  15. I love this so much!!! So true and perfect description. I have also been anti-resolution that's why I just decided to break mine down into tiny things I could do/change/learn. Resolutions are just ridiculous.

  16. Hahaha this could not be more true. SO good.

  17. Ha! I can never pass up a good gif-driven post. And these were hilarious! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

  18. OMG. CRACK. ME. UP! That post just made my day! I am not much for resolutions either.


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