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Thursday, December 27, 2012

I have been using a word rather than a resolution for the past couple of years and I think it has more of an impact for me. 2011 was HEALTH, 2012 was ENERGY, and 2013 is CHALLENGE.

I thought and reflected long and hard about my word for the next year. Many words came to mind, but none of them seemed to be that jolt I needed. They just seemed simple. I have been thinking about pushing myself further than I've been before during these last few months.

Something I struggle with is pushing. I have this comfort zone and I like it. I know the only way I can grow is to push beyond my comfort zone, though. I have been thinking long and hard about 30 day challenges for the next year. I want to set myself a new challenge everything 30 days, it can fall into any category as long as it pushes me. I was reading an article about this when the word CHALLENGE flashed in my mind. Then all I could think about was that word.

I never thought about it being my word for 2013, but it just makes sense and feels right.


During this next week I am going to be setting up my challenges for the next year. They may change, but for now, they will be written down. I need to stick to them, however I know I may get to a point where it just doesn't feel challenging enough so it will need to be larger.

I am beginning the year with a fitness challenge. I haven't quite figured out what it is, but I know it is about fitness. I find when I challenge myself in the exercise category, I seem to naturally challenge myself in all other aspects of my life as well. Exercise is the foundation of my life. It makes so many things fall into place.

When I exercise I'm more energized, I'm more organized, I have more time in my day, I'm more optimistic, I feel more confident, I get more accomplished, I feel I am allowed to relax more, I want to do more, I eat better, I enjoy life more, I engage with others more, and I just feel more whole.

I feel so good and ready to go simply by writing this and putting it out there.
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    Challenge is a good word for 2013 and Exercise is something I need to work on I am basically lazy in that department. Great blog by the way emoticon
    1937 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Ha ing a word just seems right. I will have to think about this one.
    1937 days ago
    Awesome we will encourage each other
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    1938 days ago
    Good for you!
    1938 days ago
    Great blog! I love your idea of a word for the year. This will be my first New Year in SP; I joined in May 2012. If I had picked a word for 2012 it would have been NUTRITION. That's what I concentrated on the most these past 8 months. Now that I know how to eat healthy, I want to concentrate on FITNESS in 2013. I haven't been very consistent with my exercise. I want to make workouts another healthy habit. I've already decided that I want to add jogging to my walks this upcoming year. So, FITNESS it is! Thank you!
    1938 days ago
    Great idea to have a word to focus on for the year.
    1938 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    Thx for sharing! Great idea!
    1938 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/27/2012 3:37:53 PM
    Like your idea of having a word for the year - and challenge is a good one.
    Last year I decided on health - what I accomplished is major to me - I have not had pop or chocolate since December 31 - January 1 was day 1 of not having either - and it is only a few more days and I will be able to say I did it - I accomplished a big one for me.

    You can do it
    1938 days ago
  • SINGER73
    I really like the ideal of having a theme to the year. Challenges is a great one. Keeps the body guessing and every month will be a refreshing change.
    1939 days ago
    Good blog. I learned a lot from it and can use your word too for a lot of things in my life. Thanks for it.
    1939 days ago
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