It always happens: you’re out at a NYE party or dinner, the wine is flowing freely, you’re having a great time, and then someone whacks you between the eyes with “so, what are YOUR New Year resolutions?”
And as quick as that you can be sitting on your backside, planted firmly in the I’m Not Good Enough Reality. Which is a bummer, coz you were having a great night.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I can count on probably one hand the times in my 40 years that I have had a really meaningful look at my life on that particular night. Most years I have just renewed my committment to pick up at least one piece of rubbish everyday. (try do that one 365 times…)
This year, however, was different, so please excuse me whilst I get all teary and vulnerable on you….
This year I have a wonderful lady, whom I have never met, Trish Jones, to thank for giving me some focus. As I said, I have never met Trish, but I stumbled across one of her blogs http://www.trishjones.com/did-you-think-big-enough/ and it really simplified things for me. I came up with a 3 pronged vision for myself in 2012.
- To make this, the 13th year of our marriage, the best one yet (sordid details witheld)
- To make my personal training business soar to new heights (business plan witheld)
- To be in the best physical shape I have ever been in.
To do that last one I am going to, as a minimum:
do 5 workouts per week,
eat 5 salads a week,
drink 5 green drinks a week, (ask me for my recipe!)
a weeklong detox each month, (ask me for my recipe!)
and have at least 5 days alcohol free a week.
And I realised, after writing it down, that if I can successfully achieve that last one, to be in the best shape of my life, that the other two will then be that much easier to achieve.
So have a think: is there something I want in my life this year? Don’t focus on the lack, or the deprivation, aim instead to bring something new in. Or you could just pick up one piece of rubbish each day!
Till next time, be kind to yourself,