Yesterday was quite a milestone for me... it was one year ago on christmas day that I last ate fast food. Now, for a lot of people who are usually active this isn't really a big deal. You don't even find the thought of fast food to be very appetizing. Well, not so for me.
I grew up in a town that was 45 minutes from any fast food restaurants (as well as any stoplights), so McDonalds and Taco Bell were always a treat when we were away from home. Well, then I moved to the big city where drivethroughs lined every street and that treat was much closer at hand.
My biggest weakness was breakfast... I mean where else can you get your coffee, a breakfast sandwich and some sort of potato for less than $5? So, at the end of last year I made a goal to give it up, and I'm here to say I made it. Afterall that I missed it much less than I thought I would, so I doubt that I'll be heading back much now that my goal is complete.
When I started the goal it looked very daunting... a year is a really long time. There are a lot of times in life we think we just can't wait for someone to actually make our food, but then I started planning ahead a lot more... making sure I always packed a lunch or had something available in the freezer at work. My friends all knew about my goal so they never suggested we meet at anywhere that I considered fast food.
Basically, I feel a lot better, and I know that I have the strength to reach my goals. As I start this new upcoming year I hope that my new goal, to Get Active, is as successful as this past year has been.