What is a Resolution?
Saturday, January 02, 2010
This year I spent my brought in the New year in a different way than I ever had. I spent it with my best friend and the congregation of people at my church taking communion and listening to my pastor. It was an incredible of feeling of knowing that I was exactly at the place where I was supposed to be and made me look forward to the new year - something I have not done in a really long time.
The topic of our sermon was resolutions and I really enjoyed the new perspective he gave us, so much so that I thought it would be good to share it with anyone who wants to read this.
We tend to look at resolutions as bad things sometimes because we feel that we are only setting ourselves up for defeat. By we, I mean me. I know in the past I have shied away from resolutions because I feel that I am saying all these things that I want to get done but in the end, I don't get anything done and then I feel more defeated towards the next year. Here is the thing the dictionary defines a resolution as: a formal determination of any corporal body, to decide to act upon, to rest in the outcome. If I break each one of these statements down I am in fact referring to exactly what I plan on doing with my life:
a formal determination of any corporal body: I am formally deciding what I am going to do to make changes to my physical body to improve my health & fitness.
to decide to act upon: I am tired of say I am going to do something, I have decided to act on my resolutions and get up off the couch/bed to work out. It is time to start putting off for tomorrow what I can do today.
to rest in the outcome: I will be happy with the outcome once I truly commit to these lifestyle changes. An outcome can only come about when I put my plan into motion.
This is how I will look at my resolutions. Instead of being afraid of them, I shall re-invent how I look at them.
What are my actual resolutions this year - here goes:
1. Run a 5 k race ( I miss racing)
2. 100,010 crunches (sounds crazy but I am a numbers person and I do better when I set an end goal number of crunches)
3. 5,000 pushups (see above)
4. Go through my One Year Bible
5. Be more organized
Stay tuned for updates. Happy New Year everyone!