We can choose to view the start of a new year as nothing more than another day, month, or number on the calendar OR, we can choose to view it as a source of inspiration to propel us forward, to make us work harder to achieve our goals and to create new ones. We can all use more inspiration in our lives and so why not see the new year as a time of change, a time of possibilities and a time of new beginnings?
Let’s begin! Let’s get inspired!
My goals for 2013 are: To become healthier, to learn new things, to save more money, to cook more and to find more joy in the everyday. I invite you to join me. Throughout the year you will find new posts that help achieve these goals. My wish is that you will also find them inspiring, helpful and motivational. There is no better time than the present moment, so why wait? Let’s get started!
Goal #1: Become Healthier
I’m just going to come out and say it: I have never weighed more in my entire life. So, my number one goal in becoming healthier is to ultimately get myself down to a healthy weight. No, I will not tell you what I weigh but I do have a loooong way to go. I managed to get myself here by many, many wrong choices. I plan to get out of this by making many, many right choices. I don’t expect perfection out of myself. I will very likely slip up. I will probably make excuses. I will probably have bad days. On the other hand, I will learn. I will work hard. I will have more good days than bad days. I will ultimately succeed. It’s only a matter of time.
So, this month, my mini goals for becoming healthier are:
1. Cut out all drink calories – No juice, no pop, not even diet pop. Drinks will be water and unsweetened tea.
2. Move more – Make excuses to get my butt out of a seated position. Stretch, take the stairs, park farther away, etc.
3. Walk – I commit myself to getting 30 minutes 3x per week as a starting point.
4. Protein every time I eat – I heard that this is very helpful and it sounds doable so I’m going to give it a try.
5. Vitamins – I will remember to take my daily vitamins… daily!
6. Find more sources of inspiration – YOU. I want to hear from you and what you’re doing. What are your inspirational ideas, actions, and goals? Do you have tips you want to share with me? Do you have a goal in 2013 that we can work together on? Let’s do this! Let’s make 2013 a year to look back on and say, “Oh my! I can’t believe how far I’ve come in one year!”
I’ll end this post with an image I found inspiring today:
May 2013 be your year!
All the best,