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Getting Real About My New Year’s Resolutions

There’s something about the promise of a New Year that makes people think they can change their entire life, right? I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions years ago, because I was just setting myself up for disappointment come New Year’s Eve.

“I’m going to lose 80 pounds this year! That’s only 6 pounds a month, every month, no problem!”

“I’m going to quit smoking this year! I’m sure once I stop, I’ll never want another cigarette again!”

“I’m going to start exercising this year! Once I start, I’m sure I’ll get hooked and want to do it every day!”

The problem with those resolutions is that I’m not finding a secret motivation to really do any of them.   So I was thrilled when I was chosen through Inspiring Social Media to participate in the Trop50 True Resolutions campaign, celebrating the REAL reasons behind New Year’s resolutions.

A True Resolution is one that has a motivation behind it that you might not want to admit out loud. Like, you want to lose weight so your butt looks better in your jeans, which you know the cute guy you see at the coffee shop every morning is always checking out.  Or you want to start exercising so that when you go to your class reunion this summer, you can wear a cute little sundress and look a million times better than the bitchy former cheerleader who was always mean to you but now she’s just fat.

If one of your resolutions is to consume fewer calories, one delicious switch you can make is to Trop50, which offers fruit juice goodness with 50 percent less sugar and calories, and no artificial sweeteners.  I first tasted Trop50 at BlogHer and immediately fell in love with it.  It’s made with real fruit juices and sweetened with Stevia, a natural sweetener made from a plant that has no carbs or calories.  If you love orange juice, apple juice, or lemonade, you really must try Trop50. And the Pomegranate Blueberry – oh man is it good!


On their Facebook page, Trop50 True Resolutions is celebrating the real reasons behind New Year’s resolutions. Share your secret motivation behind your resolutions and you’ll earn a coupon for $1 off Trop50 for yourself and 50¢ off coupons for up to 50 of your friends.

Even though it’s supposed to be a secret, I decided to tell all my wonderful readers what my REAL resolution is this year and why. Ready?

In 2012, I want to lose 30 pounds by August 1st in order to not be sweaty at BlogHer.

At my current size, I break into a sweat when I walk fast, when it’s hot, when I’m nervous. I feel so totally gross and disgusting when I go to hug someone and I can tell my back is all sweaty. When I weighed less at previous BlogHers, I didn’t have the sweating problem. So that’s my True Resolution and my secret motivation – to not be gross and sweaty at BlogHer.

Now it’s your turn! Click the link above for the Trop50 True Resolutions Facebook page and share your secret resolution in exchange for a whole bunch of coupons! You can also follow #Trop50 and @TropicanaOJ on Twitter.  So come on and share – what’s the real motivation behind your New Year’s Resolution?!?

disclosure: I was provided with Trop50 information to share with my readers and a gift card to thank me for my time to promote.

Elizabeth (1821 Posts)

I'm Elizabeth, a 40-something Michigan wife and mother of three. I created Table for Five in 2005 as a way to connect with other Moms, and I've been blogging ever since. Please click the About tab at the top of the page to read more about me and my family! email:

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