New Years Resolutions?!?
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Here we are a week into the new year and for so many a new start. Honestly if someone were to ask me how my New Years Resolutions are going I would have to say I never formally made any. Of course I want to lose the last 35-40 pounds to get to my ideal weight, however I have not resolved to do this in the new year. My weight journey has been an ongoing change that I am working toward. Yes, I plan on getting to where I want to be by the summer, but I refuse to put this down as a resolution.
Every year I see and hear people I know resolve to do something, usually losing weight or exercising, in the new year. I have followed some of their journeys and found myself getting down on my own journey when they seemed to be losing faster or could see their progress when I myself struggle for every pound that I lose and, although I know it is not true, see myself the same as I was when I was at my highest weight. However, as I look back at some of these people who I let sabotage me with envy I see that some, if not most of them have put on all the weight that they originally lost. My own journey may feel as if it is going at a snail’s pace, but I can honestly say any backslide I’ve had in the past year or so has been minimal and I’ve always gotten myself back on track.
My journey, although slow, shows that even if the scale is not showing what I want it to I have made a great deal of progress. At this time last year I was beginning my foray into the world of T25 and couldn’t fathom being able to make it through. Yet, this year I began the year undertaking the Insanity Max:30 program and actually keeping up.
Do I have progress that I need to make, yes. However, I am a lot closer to where I want to be than I was even a month ago. Now when I fall off the nutrition wagon I am able to crawl back on a lot easier than I would have a year ago. So while I have made no New Years Resolutions per se, I continue to resolve to be the best me I can. This first week of the new year has been full of many personal trials and tribulations, but I have not let them derail me from taking care of myself and that is ultimately what this journey is about.
Instead of letting a slip cause you to throw in the towel, just remember that this journey is about you. Don’t put it off until tomorrow, Monday, or next month. Resolve to get back on track now. Each moment is a chance to start fresh without waiting for an arbitrary event or time.
Happy New Year!