I’ve written before on how we all get hung up on the idea of January 1st being the day that our lives change dramatically. December 31st, I’m a slightly haphazard exerciser with a penchant for Diet Cokes and large pizzas, and suddenly on January 1st, I’m a demi-god who cannot even glance at a plate of fajitas without feelings of nausea rising up within me.
Lolololol yeeeeeaaa riiiiiiiiite.
But I’m all for goals. I’ve been thinking about the big picture on certain resolutions, then breaking them down into goals with actual deadlines. “Stick with yoga for a little while longer and get better at it” turns into “Okay maybe I can do a forearm stand by… my birthday.” (I cannot yet, but I keep posting teensy bits of non-yogi-trying-yoga progress on Instagram. Here and here and here, if you like that sort of thing.)
I’m also trying to put action items under these goals. For example, I want to write an article (one; just one) for a certain websites in 2014. So my action items are 1) Write something that isn’t lame. 2) Ask three people I trust to proofread it. 3) Email it to the proper people.
My method isn’t foolproof, but it’s better (for me) than spouting out the usual “In 2014, I’m going to be more organized and healthier and I’m going to wear a monokini at the beach and I’m going to save more money and I’m going to organize every photo I’ve ever taken in the past ten years… and have drinks with Jimmy Fallon.”
I mean, I might as well say I’m going to teach Bigfoot how to Dougie (err-errybody luv me).
If your resolution for 2014 is to get in shape, my friend Kristen and I are hosting a DietBet. You know how gyms are completely packed at the beginning of a new year? That attendance always starts to wane by week #3, so I’m thinking of this DietBet as a way to resuscitate our resolutions. (Hang in there, buddy, I’m back on the wagon, I swear it.)
Unfamiliar with a DietBet? Check out this super informative video below.
I’ve hosted a few in the past, and they’ve been yielding great results. (Um, with exception to the last one. Despite all our best intentions, we were sabotaged by Christmas hams and aunts feeding us and whatever. I received quite a few “Omggg I’m eating sugar cookies as I’m emailing this to you; can we do another DietBet in January when my willpower isn’t competing against baked goods?” emails.) Check out Melissa’s before/after photos + story riiiiight here.
Join our DietBet here. You can weigh in this weekend, and it officially starts on Monday!
Kristen and I will be sweating along with you and maybe Instagramming photos of bok choy or something w/the hashtag #freshragedietbet.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions and pizza are my own.