Everybody makes New Years resolutions right?
- This year I will go to the gym EVERYDAY!
- This year, I will eat 100% clean!
- This year, I will be nice
- This year, I will get in shape
- This year, I will make more money
- This year, I will be kinder to my family, friends, spouse, etc…
- This year, I will clean my house every day
- This year, I will not shop…
- This year, I will put XXX per week into savings
But how many people really keep those resolutions? I know I sure haven’t! I’ve made and broken resolutions probably within the same day! Because resolutions are just words, unless you actually take action.
I started this journey, to become a better, stronger and healthier me, in March, 2016. Nearly 3 months into the year, but it wasn’t a resolution. It was a strong desire to make a change… See I strongly feel and believe that resolutions are only as good as the person making them, and if you’re not ready to make a major change… then you won’t stick to it. Full disclosure, I have, by no means been faithful to being my best self, eating healthy or exercise.
I SURELY did not stick to the lifestyle portion of the Whole 30… I have probably worked out more in the last 3 months than I have the entire year and while I’ve grown exponentially as a person, I have picked petty fights with my Man Friend. I’ve been an instigator and pushed my sisters buttons when I know I shouldn’t have and I’ve been feisty to loved ones & strangers when unnecessary.
But for the most part…? I can honestly say I am proud of myself this year and the major changes I’ve made to grow as a human.
I am proud of the woman I have become and am still working on. I am proud of the Girl Boss I am learning how to be, I am proud of my relationship with my Man Friend and the amazing bond we have… I am also incredibly proud of the daughter / sister/ friend I am, and that I am someone my friends and family count on for advice and help!
I am proud of the fact that I am FINALLY seeing results (after 9 months of working towards them… ok, its probably only been about 4 consistently, but whose counting!) I am beyond happy that I’ve found a workout program that I love and can truly see results from! You know you’ve begun to achieve goals when friends begin to comment… that may be the BEST feeling ever!
I am proud of the confident individual I have become and the personal issues I have overcome.
So, Instead of making “resolutions” because they mean squat. I am going to keep working on myself, continuing to be a good person… Continuing to work hard and achieve my goals and continue to strive to be the best I possibly can be!
I am going to continue to be kind.
I am going to continue to stop law enforcement, first responders and members of the armed forces and say “Thank You”.
I am going to continue to grow.
I am going to be the BEST possible version of myself.
I am going to succeed!
Happy New Year! Make 2017 GREAT!