Who cares if it's trendy and shallow and gimicky to get caught up in New Year's resolutions? Sometimes you just need something to help you bring to the forefront the things that matter to you. . .to see past the everyday fog that keeps you from seeing all the pretty options on the horizon.
I don't care if I'm with a crowd of other hopefuls crowding the parking lot at the gym or blogging about my goals or packing my lunch or trying new recipes. The best thing that could happen is for me to latch on to one or more of them and have my enthusiasm and commitment grow. I need all the friends I can get (a few within 30 miles or so please. . .).
So successes of the day--we did it! We got up; we swam. Not exactly as early as I'd liked (I was a bit late for work but everyone was in post holiday grog so no biggy), but who cares? By the time we were in the car, I already felt like a winner. "So far, so good," I said to Hubby.
And I had a good food day. He said yuck to my lunch of greens & brown rice & black eyed peas, and I wish I'd brought pepper vinegar, but it wasn't bad. AND while I at my desk, I read and commented on a few blogs.
Use this moment to get focused. Take the steps you need to take to reclaim your body, your health, your life. It's the most important thing you'll do today because it's the foundation for everything else you want to do, everything else you want to be.
Do it today, because tomorrow will be here in less than a blink, and you don't want to be that person who looks back and wonders what they could have had, what they should have done, what they would have been.
Now is the time.
Choose long term happiness.
What I Say to Myself Each Day
You can do this. You have the power to control your response to the world.
Each day is a new opportunity to respond calmly, seek beauty, and appreciate the warmth in yourself and others.
Embrace your dreams. You have accomplished so much and have the potential to do all you desire.