It’s almost the start of a new year and you know what that means. Everyone commits to being a better version of themselves from the previous year. It’s always a strong start and full of promise but somehow after a few weeks or even a mere matter of days, the excitement starts to fizzle out and we’re back at square one, into our old routine, with no new goals, and wondering where the time went.
This year, I’m approaching a milestone birthday (gasp!) and I had fully committed to losing weight; I even joined a bootcamp and went everyday however it was shut down and I only got to participate for a month. I was bummed because I really liked having that group activity and the motivation it provided. Unfortunately after it got shut down, I didn’t go back to the gym either even though I pay $10 monthly in fees. Such a waste. You want to know what else is sad? I’m a running coach and I’m still not in shape! OK, I think this train wreck needs to end now.
I get it though. We’re not perfect. Life gets in the way and it’s convenient to make excuses. I hate the fact that I don’t look like the girl from college (size 4, trim, and petite) and can’t fit into my cute boutique outfits instead I’m out shopping for “fat clothes” or trying to find ways to cover up my curves. I would love to not have that problem or worry about something not fitting me. I would love to eat in moderation and stop counting calories. However, the control is in my hands. I have the power to change it if I truly want to. Question is: do I want to or will I keep complaining?
Today’s #reverb10 prompt asks us when we felt the most integrated. I’m thankful for this year and the opportunity that it allowed me to get into touch with myself spiritually however I didn’t make that connection physically so I’m also holding myself publicly accountable like Matt Cheuvront and I’m not making a resolution because resolutions tend to stand for broken promises so I’m making a commitment. Here’s to taking a solid stance in 2011 vs making a laundry list of items you might or might not get to. It’s time for me to take back my life because I’ve been told that life gets better after 30 (yes, I just revealed my age) so here’s hoping that it does so let’s make it happen!
What do you do that keeps you motivated? Have you made a resolution and kept it? Give me tips and pointers on how I can make this happen!