Happy New Year!
I've yet to sit down and do any new year's resolutions. I've never really been a fan of those anyway. To me, the biggest problem with a New Year's resolution is that the new year is not a life changing event. People resolve to eat less, exercise more, and spend more time with their children, but the same food is in the cupboard, their overall schedule hasn't changed much, and their kids are still the same brats they were on December 31st.
That's not to say that it isn't without its merits. Most notably, the date is incredibly easy to keep track of. If you make it to Easter without chocolate, it's really easy to remember that you you haven't had chocolate for 3.5 months (except for valentine's day, which everybody knows doesn't count against your diet, right?). It's also a lot easier to find a new exercise buddy who also resolved to work out since everybody jumps on the bandwagon at the same time.
That said, there are a few things that I do want to improve on:
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