New Year, Same Old Resolution
It’s crazy to think that we have already reached the end of 2016. For me, 2016 was a year full of change. None bigger than selling my house and leaving my hometown of 45 years. I certainly don’t feel like 2016 was a failure, but in the same respect, I don’t think that I accomplished all that I set out to do. Unfortunately, I think that falling short of my New Years goals has become a standard part of setting those goals in the first place.
So this year, as I read my friends’ New Years Goals on Facebook, I can’t help but wonder if they feel the same way that I do. Do they really think that this year will be different or are they simply making a resolution or setting a goal, because it’s the new year, and that’s just what we do?
I want this year to be different. For too many years to count, my number one goal has been to improve my physical health and lose weight and for too many years, I have failed. One year I came very close to reaching my goal. A couple months ago I came across my before and after pictures from that year, seeing them again after 6 years, is all the prof I needed to understand the importance of perspective and attitude when it comes to losing weight and getting fit. That year, I lost 45lbs and was in the best physical condition of my life. Unfortunately, my goal was 50 lbs. My unrealistic expectations created frustration and ultimately lead to my failure. Over the next 6 years, I have put all the weight back on and may have even added a few more.
Getting and staying healthy is no longer just about looking good. The simple truth is that I no longer have a choice. This year I will be turning 46 and with a family history of heart disease, losing weight and KEEPING it off, could potentially be a matter of life or death.
If you feel the same way and are looking for some extra motivation to keep you on track for the next 90 days, contact me and I will fill you in on how you can win $25,000 for all your hard work.
If not, just remember to keep your expectations realistic and be grateful for any and all progress that you make along the way.
Happy New Year!