This first week of the new year is always full of facebook posts, blog posts, news articles and other such things that talk about Resolutions. What are going to do or accomplish this year? I've never really done a resolution before. I sort of feel like it would have set me up for failure. The resolution is almost like the grand gesture, or the naturally high that comes from doing this one-time great thing. Then, after time.....it just slowly fades away. Life happens really. There are errands to run, laundry to do, kids to feed and husbands to try to spend time with. I can however find something that will inspire me for the year.
This year I'm participating in a blog challenge with my bloggy pal over at AnotherGirlyBlog. I happened to stumble upon her blog in December and saw that she was putting this together. I've never done anything like this in the several years that I've been blogging. This year I really want to write more from my heart, get more personal (as personal as I can while trying to maintain OPSEC and PERSEC); and I think that doing this type of thing will really help. Not only that, its a sure fire way to find some other amazing bloggers out there that might be a good part of a my New Year's Inspiration....my New Year's Non-Resolution.
So here's mine....
I want to be happy and healthy! I don't want to constantly be ragging on myself for my body. I don't want to think, "I feel fat today." I don't want to cry because I don't feel good about myself. Being "skinnny" like some heroin-looking Calvin Klein model isn't my thing. There has never been a time in my life when I was that. Spending my time looking at pictures of that and thinking that's what I need to look like is crazy. That's not my body type. It's not how I was made. Enjoying life, working out because it feels good, my new found love of running....that is what I want my year to look like.