At the beginning of the year, I was asked to write a letter to myself about New Year’s Resolutions for the Zone Perfect Blog Forward Challenge. I failed miserably keeping the resolutions, and the saddest part is that I failed myself. I didn’t love myself enough to prioritize my own physical, mental, and emotional needs.
On January 10, I wrote this letter to myself; I had the best of intentions. I asked myself to do a few things.
- Love myself.
- Treat my body as my temple.
- Turn off the tv.
- Trust people more.
- Let go of things.
- Find someone else to edit my posts.
I succeeded fairly well at numbers 3 and 6. Jeremy is a fantastic editor and who has time for tv?
I have gotten better at trusting people and I can “let go” of things much easier.
I definitely don’t love myself enough. I have actually foregone full length mirrors the last few months because they make me sad. Instead of pointing out the dozens of great things about myself, I will always find fault. I look in the mirror and the person that I see isn’t skinny enough, and she has too many wrinkles and gray hairs for her age.
In all honesty, it has been an eventful summer. Gabe and I moved to the farm with Jeremy, and I helped him finish the new house. We ate out way more than we should because we didn’t have a dedicated kitchen. There aren’t any gyms close so I couldn’t burn off the extra calories. The stress of it all gave me an ulcer.
I can’t start the year over, but I can finish the year better than I started. I got myself an elliptical with my birthday money; I can’t use the excuse that I don’t have a gym anymore. I drank a glass of water while I typed this blog post instead of grabbing a sugary drink. I arranged my vitamins so that I can easily reach for them after I brush my teeth. I put a few Zone Perfect bars in my bag so that I have healthier choices accessible for meal replacements or snacks.
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Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions? If you didn’t, what kept you from keeping them?