Thursday, January 6, 2011
I don't make New Years Resolutions. As of last year I started to make a theme. I found that having an overarching idea to live by and believe in helped me in every situation and live my life with a bit more purpose. Last year my theme was was "Anything Can Happen Day, Year" and this year it's "Year Without Fear." 2011 will be a year where I won't allow fear to hold me back. Fear of getting what I want, need, and deserve in my life. I won't fear communicating my feelings for fear of what someone else might think of me; fear asking for things I need to be happy; fear to live my life to it's fullest because I don't feel I deserve it. So far in these 6 days of 2011, I've found that having that theme guide me has started to help me to create bigger and better things for myself. And it feels great.
I challenge you to try this for yourself. As far as fitness goes, instead of making a resolution that sounds something like "I will lose 20 pounds by March and keep it off," make a theme such as, "2011: The year of being healthy and fit." Or, "2011: The year I will find my personal wellness." Having that theme in the back of your head won't cause you to create unrealistic and hard to maintain goals. Perhaps it will help you to challenge yourself in ways you haven't before. Maybe you'll try things you never have like training for a race or attending that kickboxing class you have always wanted to check out. Or maybe you'll be inspired to focus on a complete lifestyle change by participating in the new Weight Watchers Points Plus plan or Dr. Oz's "Move it and Lose it" Sharecare plan. There are so many ways to help you focus on health to get you where you where you'll feel your best. And remember, if you focus on being healthy, the benefit is that you'll not only look great, you'll feel amazing.
Good luck with your new 2011 theme and Be Well.