Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A resolution free zone…

I don't make New Year's resolutions.  Why?  Because resolutions typically fail.

Let's talk about this - I speak in terms of goals.  Goals are concrete desires/ambitions whereas resolutions are a firm commitment to do or not do something.

A small distinction but an important one.

Resolutions also tend to set people up for failure - if your resolution is to work out 5 days per week for an hour each time and you work out 3 and one was 30 minutes, then it's simple to get discouraged because you broke your resolution.  BUT if your goal is to improve your fitness and you worked out the same can you say you made progress towards your goal?

You betcha.

No matter what you call it though, tomorrow offers a brand spanking new chance.  Remember those pics of 2009 Jen?  She started on a path to a new life in 2010.  It wasn't fast or easy.  And the 10-15 pounds I need to lose again?  That ain't going to be easy this time either.

But can 2015 be your year?  Can it be the year you got back to your high school weight?  Can it be the year you ran your first 5K?  Can it be the year you quit smoking?  It sure as hell can be.

Keep these things in mind - Progress, not perfection.  The journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step.  If you're doing it right you will cry tears of joy and tears of sadness - sometimes in the same day!

Can you support me in my efforts?  Because I hope to be a small support in helping you!!

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