It’s a new year and everyone is talking about making resolutions.
I am not. That’s SO last year.
If I’ve learned anything about myself over the years, it’s that I don’t stick to resolutions I make in January, especially if they center around fitness.
If there was a support group called Fitness Failures Anonymous, I would be a member. Heck, I’d probably be the director!
All joking aside, I decided this year that instead of making resolutions I won’t keep, I’m going to pick a word and make it my theme for 2013.
Except when I tried to think of a word, I couldn’t choose just one.
So instead, I chose two theme words for 2013.
HEALTHY and HAPPY.
A cousin of mine, who lives in Montreal Quebec with his beautiful family of girls, suggested I make a list of all the things I did in 2012 that made me happy and then just try to do more of those things in 2013.
What a concept!
A friend of mine, Lisa over at The Schwartz Chronicles thinks she failed her theme word “choose” last year because she only managed to work out twice a week. Oh what great lengths I would go to steal motivation from Lisa so I could work out twice a week. Sure beats my 0 times a week. No matter what she thinks, I give Lisa a win in the category of fitness!
I’m digressing, I know.
My word healthy will filter through everything I do this year.
I want to move more. If I can nail Lisa’s twice a week workout routine, I’ll be laughing!
I want to eat more fresh foods and less processed ones. More fruits and veggies!
I want to increase my daily intake of water.
I want to keep up with my daily vitamin supplements!
I want to continue to get a good night’s sleep.
More word happy will filter through everything I do this year too.
I want to read more books.
I want to have more date nights with my husband.
I want to spend more time with friends.
I want to go on more adventures with my family.
I want to spend more one-on-one time with each of my girls.
I want to have more “me” time to pamper myself.
I could add so many more things to each of my two lists but you get the just of my plan for a more healthy and happy new year.
Even if I manage to only accomplish 2 or 3 things from each list, I will be pleased with myself.
Being healthy and happy are, by far, the most important things in life to me and so worth the effort it takes to achieve them.
Even if it means decreasing my consumption of chocolate and flavoured coffee drinks.
Um, did I really just say that out loud?