It’s the start of another year and the whole world is a blank slate. There are new adventures to be had, new skills to learn, and new ways to enjoy each day! I always love making new year’s resolutions. Each year, my family gets together at the beginning of January to make and discuss our goals! I’m a huge fan of checklists, and deciding to focus time on my health is something I try to make a daily priority each new year!
In the first few months of the new year, we start off with so much resolve! We are on top of the world and nothing can bring us down!…. except a few months later when those resolutions begin to feel like burdens.
We feel guilty for not getting ourselves to the gym. We second guess if we really should have that dessert at dinner. We make ourselves believe that the person in the mirror isn’t good enough right now.
We play these negative thoughts on repeat which can tend to make us overthink things.
I think it’s important we remind ourselves why we make resolutions in the first place: it’s for our well-being! Whether it is getting quality rest, making ample space for something you love, or spending valuable moments to find peace in the silence, each goal aims to enrich our lives for the better. The last thing we should be doing is talking negatively to ourselves when we are trying to take on something new!
A change in attitude towards my self-image, health, and fitness is what I am going to strive for in this new year. This quote is the perfect way to transform our mentality when it comes to these things:
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So today and every day remember your worth! New Year’s Resolutions are for your well-being, so don’t beat yourself up if they are not always perfect- you are always better for having tried! When your mind races to negative self-talk, STOP THAT TRAIN OF THOUGHT. We can make a change when we are conscious of the way we speak to ourselves. Replace that thought with another phrase! It could be one of these:
“I am strong. I am intelligent. I am beautiful. I am good enough.”
Each of us are these and so much more because we were all “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 138:14). If we all go forward with a positive attitude (towards fitness and ourselves) we will truly make this year one of the best yet!
Keep on livin’ In the Pink!