2016 Resolution #2

New Year’s Resolution #2: No more McDonald’s

In the last few years I’ve done my best to make my New Year’s resolutions simple enough and reasonable enough to be achievable. There’s no use setting myself up for failure right from the start. For example, for this particular resolution I could have set a goal to avoid all fast food in 2016, but I don’t think that’s really feasible. Sometimes I’m just too busy or too tired to make a homemade meal. (Or I’m not in the mood for whatever I cooked over the weekend and portioned out for myself to eat during the week.) So for now I’m starting smaller. It’s time to reign in my McDonald’s habit. I don’t have any trouble staying away from their hamburgers and fries, which I find mediocre at best, but breakfast is another story. Over the last year I’ve gotten accustomed to having an Egg McMuffin and a Coke for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Delicious, quick, and inexpensive, but not exactly healthy. My soda addiction is already well known (although I’ve been successfully cutting back since the beginning of the month) and eating at McDonald’s twice a week isn’t exactly helping. So my objective for 2016 is to find an alternative weekend morning meal, whether I make it myself or get it at a restaurant. On weekdays I make fruit smoothies, which are pretty much perfect, but I’m pretty tired of them after five days in a row. This is going to take some work. I’ll let you know how it goes!

P.S. I must admit that I had breakfast at McDonald’s this morning on my way home from the Star Wars Half Marathon. I was so hungry after running 13.1 miles and I needed food in a hurry. Also, I had an Egg McMuffin and Coke on my birthday after the Southern California Half Marathon. I may have to make an exception to this resolution following major races since I’m always so famished afterwards. It’s a work in progress!