New Years Resolutions I wish other people would make

by forloveofcarrots on January 2, 2014

I am really not one for New Years resolutions. January 1st is just like any other day to me. Being that I don’t make resolutions I decided to compile a list of resolutions I wish others would make.

1.) Take less gym selfies.

2.) Stop taking “progress pics.” I can assure you, no one can see the difference between your back muscles this week, from last week.

3.) Drive like you actually care about the safety of others and yourself.

4.) Complain less. (sure some days I could work on this one, but some people just really need to stop)

5.) Stop using social media as a journal to vent about your personal problems.

6.) Use less hash-tags. Also stop using #lategram, it really doesn’t matter when you took the picture and when you posted it.

7.) Stay off your phone when you’re with other people. (something myself included can work on)

8.) Text less, call more.

9.) Stop saying “we” played a good game when referring to a sports team you like. You didn’t play. (this is from Jeff)

10.) Stop posting ugly food pics.

11.) Stop posting pics of your heart rate monitor.

Do you make New Years resolutions?

What is a resolution you wish other people would make?

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Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire January 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Hahahaha I love all of these. I’m right there with you on every single one. It’s so obnoxious when people complain all over social media in such passive aggressive ways. And progress pics….woof.
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forloveofcarrots January 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm

lol, glad you agree with me!


Caitlin January 2, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Let me just defend the #latergram. I must because whenever I don’t use it and I mean almost every time I don’t use it I get a comment like “How are you drinking that, it’s 8am!” for a cocktail pic or “You’re here now? I’m here too!” for a pic at a restaurant. People cannot seem to grasp that I am not drinking wine at 8am if I post a pic of it at 8am from teh night before. They can’t believe I’m eating chocolate cake at 2pm if I post a pic of it from the night before. Hence I just must #latergram it to avoid having to reply to their comments to explain myself!
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forloveofcarrots January 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm

fair enough, you make a good case for yourself ;)


Victoria January 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm

#12 Stop mixing up “you’re” and “your.”


forloveofcarrots January 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm

lol, guilty of this one! I’m working on it, when I rush I forget.


Victoria January 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm

(Including in #7)

((Sorry, it’s like nails on a chalkboard to me. I guess I have a pretty easy life if I let this bother me so much.))
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forloveofcarrots January 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

:/ like I said, something I am working on.


Victoria January 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Eh, if this is the biggest mistake you make all day, we’ll call it an awesome day.
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Sarah January 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Hahaha love these! I hate the “progress pics” coupled with the heart rate monitor most. Just no. Keep it to yourself, nobody cares how your abs look or that you burned 1000 calories lifting. Or at least I don’t. I don’t make New Years resolutions either. I know I won’t stick to them even if I did and I don’t really have any major goals anyways. I’d rather just live my life day to day. It’s less pressure.
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forloveofcarrots January 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Yes I couldn’t agree with you more! We put enough pressure on ourselves from day to day, why put that extra pressure on ourselves, its not necessary!


Davida @ The Healthy Maven January 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Okay I’m guilty of a couple of these…I’ll make it my mission to stop taking gym selfless and using hashtags just for you!

I HATE progress pics. I don’t care what you look like today let alone last week or 3 years ago. Also put your clothes on people before I start reporting you for Instagram porn. Oh and nothing dulls my brain more than pictures of people’s heart rate monitors.

Happy New Year! Keep being a badass in 2014.
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forloveofcarrots January 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm

lol, don’t worry I don’t hold those things against you! Lol we should start reporting these to instagram!


Alex @ therunwithin January 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm

ADORE THIS. probably why you will always be my favorite :)
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forloveofcarrots January 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm

:) thanks my dear! I knew you would approve of it!


Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's January 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm

I agree with so many of these! Although for people trying to lose a significant amount of weight monthly progress pics are good tools for people to realize that changes have happened. For those trying to “tone” and are posting progress pics weekly is excessive.


Victoria January 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

They could take the pics and keep them to themselves, though. They don’t have to post the pics to social media (and sometimes, the same progress pics multiple times).
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forloveofcarrots January 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm

yeah I agree wit you, but I typically see the toned progress pics. By all means if ppl want to take those toned pics go for it, but keep it to yourself, I don’t see why it needs to be plastered all over social media.


Jen@PregnantDiabetic January 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm

YES to pretty much all of these!!!
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Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach January 2, 2014 at 11:47 pm

You’re too much! LOL But I have to agree with you, especially #11. Although I think it’s slowed down …or I’ve been paying less attention to Instagram. ;)
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forloveofcarrots January 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I hope it has slowed down!! Although I have seen plenty of it :(


Megan (The Lyons' Share) January 3, 2014 at 4:07 pm

This is hilarious – glad Caitlin encouraged us to pop by :). Totally guilty of some of them, but agree with almost all of them (besides the texting vs. calling! I get the point, but man sometimes texts are a life saver!)
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forloveofcarrots January 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I agree with you but I think we default to texting too often.


Lauren January 11, 2014 at 6:19 am

YES I LOVE this list-you rock. I’m so over the gym selfies to prove you were there and the progress pics and GOD the heart rate monitors. I’m glad you burnt 1000 calories. That’s crazy haha.
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