Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The year 2013 is peeking around the corner. However, this year feels different for me. This is the year that I feel like I am actually going to reach and even surpass my goals.
Why is this year different? I asked myself that as well. How can I make this year different than all the other years? For years I created New Year’s resolutions. Also though, for years I broke every resolution within the first couple of weeks. So for the past few years, I didn’t even make a resolution. Well this year, I decided to make a resolution. But… how do I make a resolution that will not be broken. How will I do it differently this time?
Well, this time I am going to define my resolution. Write it down so that I can review it often.
First I need to define what a resolution is and what success means to me. See, success has its own definition for each individual person. So I need to figure out what it means to me.
What is a New Year’s resolution?
A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. A key element to a New Year's Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings.
Resolution: A firm decision to do or not to do something.
Commitment: The act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.
Habit: An acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.
Success (my personal definition): To make a habit of making good fitness and food choices. To rebuild my body by losing excess weight and gaining new muscle and strength.
The above 4 words are the most important part of my resolution. They are the foundation for my success. I also need to break down my goals into manageable and realistic mini goals.
My New Year’s Resolution
This year, 2013, will be the year that I will learn to make choices that will bring me mental, physical, and nutritional excellence. To reshape and rebuild my body, mind and spirit into the optimal amazing machine it was meant to be.
I will do this by:
• I create new fitness, nutritional habits.
• I will make healthy food choices. I will only choose foods that have a high nutritional value. To choose foods that will benefit my body. Foods that will feed it and keep it healthy.
• I will create and abide by my monthly financial budget.
• I will spend time with God and the bible each day.
• I will journal my process and progress.
How I will achieve the above goals:
I will follow a workout schedule for a minimum of 21 days but preferably 2 months. This will allow me form a fitness habit. One that I will create a desire in me to do some for of physical fitness each day.
To successfully complete the 28 Day Raw Foods Bookcamp. This will allow me to form healthy food habits. One that will create a desire in me to choose only those foods that will provide my body with the most nutrients.
To spend at least 10 minutes reflecting on the days blessings and lessons. To write these reflections in a journal, so that I can review them periodically. To see what I have accomplished and to see what needs to be revised should my path get diverted.
To spend at least 20 minutes reading the bible each day and spending time in prayer. I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
I will create a financial budget identifying when my money will go. I will stay within my financial goals. This will allow me to build a savings.
I, Lisa, challenge myself to participate whole-heartedly in changing my life by making healthy food choices everyday, making exercise a priority in my daily life, and by committing to really follow through with my goals. I will do this by keeping a log of my progress. By doing this, I am improving the quality of my own life and the lives of my loved ones’. I will be a role to all those around me.