New year’s resolutions, schmesolutions.
And don’t even get me started on “sober january.”
You go ahead and keep your whole 30 alllll the way over there with your meal prep and “do you know how bad salad dressings are?” commentary.
it’s freezing cold, dark 23 hours a day and I genuinely wish I’m a polar bear so at the very least, so I wouldn’t feel like I might die roaming the barren city streets at 3 pm. And at this point, during this so kind of joyous time, you’d like me to give up the simple comforts of a glass of red wine in the evening and a slice of brie.
I know you’re thinking so much clearer and less tired and blah blah blah, please make mine a double.
With all that said, I give huge props to those that come into a new year with a fierce determination to change something but I don’t know if I understand depriving yourself of so many things (cough, whole 30, cough) as a “reset” and then running to Lou Malnati’s on February 1st. It sounds miserable. But maybe i’m wrong – let me know if you’re doing whole 30 or sober january or have set a pretty impactful new years resolution.
I unintentionally set one last year. I started running 25 to 30 miles per week last December – a 5 or so mile increase from the year prior – and just kept doing it all year. This month I ran 100 between December 1st and Christmas Eve (well, the 22nd I hit it technically). And it felt good, felt proud of myself. So maybe I’m more of a do something extra person vs deprivation person.
Truth be told, I spent far too many years during the ballet days depriving myself of one thing or another, so I have to be weary of going down that road, it’s plagued with too many past evils that can easily start rearing their ugly heads when given the chance.
Suffice it to say, whether you’re embarking on a crazy journey on January 1st or not, let’s toast to you and all the good and bad and ugly and growth that the last year brought you —– with this cranberry gin cocktail.
It’s pretty and festive and boozy and all the things, that we should celebrate this new years eve.
Recipe can be found here.