The New Year is synonymous with new resolutions. The main one is typically to “lose weight” or “get fit.” I’m usually guilty of subscribing to this trend, but this year I decided I will not participate.
I realized that I spent the entire 2017 worried about my weight, or in search of my clavicles. A friend once said to me “it makes me sad that you spend so much time watching your weight.” However, “watching” seems to be exactly what I’ve been doing. I can’t honestly say that I’ve been consistent with my workout routines or consistent with my clean eating regime. No work almost always equates to no results.
I won’t begin to explain why I wasn’t consistent or what obstacles I faced because the reality is there were none that kept me from refusing happy hour invitations or using the gym membership that I’m already paying for.
So, even though I have not reached my fitness goal, I will NOT resolve to lose weight this year. I will NOT resolve to eat clean. And I will NO longer be in search of my clavicles.
Instead, I will focus being kinder to myself. Speaking words of affirmations to myself. I will be mindful to only speak words to myself that I wouldn’t mind others hearing or saying about me as well.
Therefore, I will not call that a resolution, I will call that a promise. So here’s to the new year and the promises we should make to ourselves.