I’ve been absent from this blog for a while on purpose. I just didn’t have it in me, but it’s 2013, and its time to make positive physical and mental changes and I’m ready to tackle this new year.
I’ve been thinking a lot about resolutions and how most people make things that are just impossible to stick with (I’m guilty of this as well). Don’t think I didn’t notice the overwhelming number of new people walking/running the neighborhood on New Years Day….because I did.
While I was observing all these new walkers and runners, I couldn’t help but wonder what their resolutions were: Lose x amount of pounds? Run x amount of miles in a given week? Look like x celebrity before Spring Break? Who knows, but I would guess that a lot of these were correct. Is this the right way to go about it, who knows? I know that I am not going to quantify my life anymore. It’s about quality not quantity. If you lose x pounds or run x miles or look like x person what does that mean? Is your life going to be automatically better? Are you going to feel better about yourself? Are you going to be happy? For me, probably not.
This year, I am not signing up for these typical resolutions. I am going to set mental and physical goals for myself, and work on a transformation of changing the quality of how I eat, work, and play. I want to become the best version of myself that I can be. I will accept that some days I might fail, and that doesn’t mean anything except that I will be starting fresh again tomorrow and the next day and the next.
So, here goes my 2013 resolutions:
1. Stop trying to meet any expectations except for your own. Know your limits and realize your goals.
2. Don’t minimize yours or other people’s problems.
3. Don’t give up on today just because yesterday sucked.
4. Treat your body and mind as the temple it is meant to be.
5. If there is something you want to do, find a way to do it.
6. Follow the golden rule.
7. Love fiercely, fairly, and often.
These are my resolutions. I wrote them down on a piece of paper and I read them every morning. I want to live by these everyday.
Now, just for traditions sake here are my quantifiable resolutions:
1. Finish the half-marathon even though you are not ready in any way. Who cares if you walk it….just finish.
2. Change your diet to reflect more wholesome food choices.
3. Reach the 160’s.
4. Take a trip somewhere new and exciting and don’t feel guilty about it.
5. Become a travel writer.
6. Devote 1 hour a day to yourself: workout, blog, or cook a healthy meal.
Alright, 2013. Let’s do this.