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Lessons from Life

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I love hindsight. As they say, "It's 20/20!". I learn the MOST by looking behind me where I have been. If you haven't taken the opportunity yet to review 2012 with a critical eye, you should. Look back over the past year at the obstacles you met, how you dealt with them, the things that distracted you and the things that motivated you. Look at the people that impacted your journey. Lastly look at your successes.

What will you learn?

1) Your Triggers. What were the things that caused you end up in a detour?

2) Your Supporters. Who were the people that encouraged you most? Who stood by you through anything?

3) Your Stumbling Blocks. Who were the people that pulled your attention from the road ahead? Who led you off course and into detours?

4) What healthy foods were satisfying for you? Plan for more of them in your menus in 2013.

5) When did you exercise most? What got you moving? What stood in your way?

6) What were your biggest excuses in 2012? How can you eliminate them in 2013?

7) What were your goals in 2012 and which ones did you meet? Put those you didn't on your 2013 list and press harder!

This is an ongoing journey. The trip ahead will be smoother if you first take a good look behind you and LEARN!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GINGERHAWK 1/14/2013 10:42AM

  Thanks for the reminder. I've been so busy focusing on my goals for 2013 that I've barely taken the time to look back at 2012 to see the positives and the areas that need some attention/work.

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LYNMEINDERS 1/14/2013 3:07AM

    Hindsight is soooo awesome....

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GOING-STRONG 1/13/2013 10:35PM

    The best thing I learned in 2012 is that a Plank a Day is well worth the time and effort. I went from barely being able to hold a plank for a minute to doing a 5 minute plank by the end of the year. It made a HUGE difference in my overall core strength and I would highly recommend to anyone. Great blog!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/13/2013 10:10PM

    Good advice! I need to take more time to reflect on 2012 yet. I find I get wrapped up in the present and need to make time to write/blog about the last year because as you write there is much to be learned.

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KALANTHA 1/13/2013 4:36PM

    Thank you for your wordsof wisdom!

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JEANNETTE59 1/13/2013 4:15PM

  Good or bad make every experience a learning're less likely to repeat your mistakes and you'll be happier and stonger emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 1/13/2013 2:18PM

    You are so right! You can't know where you're going unless you know where you're coming and learn:)

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