A new year is before us and as usual my adrenalin level is running high. There are so many things I’d like to change about myself, but rather than make things too complicated, I’m just going to take one day at a time. I know that if I try to take on too much, I’ll become overwhelmed and things won’t get done.
Before 2012 ended, I treated myself to a new membership with Planet Fitness. My goal is to lose those ten pounds that’s been following me for the past few years. I’m about 2 weeks into my weekly exercise routine that consists of 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise and 30 minutes of strength training and so far, I like the results I am beginning to see. I recently read that it takes 21 days to create a good habit and only 7 days to break it. I’m two weeks into it, so I’m almost there.
I want to also change the foods I eat. I’ve learned that processed and fried foods are really not good for human consumption, so I’ll gradually phase those things out by substituting fresh and baked or broiled foods. Eating more fruits, vegetables and less carbohydrates will also help me to reach my weight loss goal.
Among other goals I’ve set for 2013 is to learn another language (preferably Spanish). I’ve also enrolled in an online class in order to get an Associate Degree in Interior Decorating. Decorating is something I really love doing and I have a passion for it. It’s been said that if you find something you really enjoy doing, it will never be called a job.
Self improvement is another area in my life that has and always will be an ongoing process for me. I am determined to see change and improvement in everything I do. All of my efforts will be fueled with positive thoughts and an attitude that refuses to quit even if I fail at something a few times.
What will you change about yourself in 2013? Your goals may be big or small but it really doesn’t matter. Just keep in mind that your goals will only be accomplished through daily effort and persistence. No goal worth attaining comes easy–so stay in there until you’ve achieved it. Remember, “winners never quit and quitters never win”!