As part of my Ambassadorship with fitmixer, I’m asked to write monthly posts that focus on healthy living and fitness. The prompt for this month: Share your health and fitness New Year’s Resolutions for 2013.
Consider me stumped.
Because I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.
Please understand. I have absolutely NOTHING against resolutions. Most everyone around me makes them, especially my clients.
They just don’t work for me.
If you haven’t noticed already, I’m a goal-oriented, very focused person. I get things done. I have lists that help with that, my house is immaculately clean, and I pride myself in being a person that “gets things done”. If a Type A person ever existed, I’m her. My entire life is a GOAL SHEET.
So for a person who already puts a lot of pressure on herself, extra “resolutions” and I don’t mix. And you’ll read WHY below.
Last New Year’s Day 2012, I wrote this: (and it remains true today…especially the GOAL.)
They just don’t sit well with me. I either
a) fail to complete said goal (because I’ve made too many of them)
..or b) take my goal to an extreme (diet/exercise usually).
So I just don’t go there.
Now that I downed goal setting, I will say one thing that I want to do better. Every year and every day.
BE MORE PRESENT.
Particularly when it comes to my parenting.
These years are FLEETING! I want to get down on the floor and roll around. I want to get sucked into Henry’s imaginary world. I want to respond with more than a non-committal “Oh, really” when Henry asks, “Did ya see that, Mom? Did ya see?” Because “Oh, really” isn’t even an appropriate response to that question.
So that’s my un-goal goal.
I won’t fail.
I just can’t.
I’d like to say I succeeded at this goal. That I’m taking the steps necessary to FOCUS. Like with everything in life, I know that I can always do better.
And that’s what resolutions are all about. BEING BETTER. Being cognizant of the fact that you probably need to change something your life. You can always do/be/say things/think BETTER.
Maybe I like resolutions after all.
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