No, don’t double-check the title of this post. You did read that right. As the clock winds down on 2014 and clicks over into the next 365 days I am wishing you all a Happy New You!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we taught positive body image in school? Imagine if we could do away with young people feeling like they don’t measure up physically against their peers? I know it would have gone a long way with me in school.
I know what you’re thinking and no, I’m not psychic. I have been there before myself. You’ve made it through Christmas relatively in one piece but you have indulged in the homemade baking goodness, the extra rum and eggnog and the tryptophan filled turkey beckoned you back for more than one helping.
Now you’re saying to yourself “Well I’ve already fallen off that proverbial wagon and the damage has been done so what’s the point of trying for the rest of the holidays?”
So many of us feel that we have to strive for perfection over the holidays. We are bombarded with constant media messages that in order to have the “perfect” home or gathering we have to buy a particular object or service.
After witnessing the constant deluge of advertisements claiming that there is a breakthrough “miracle skinny pill” now available, I feel it is important to put my two cents worth in.
Are you ready for this? There is NO SUCH THING as a miracle pill!!
I think it’s important with 2014 on the way out and 2015 quickly approaching to address the infamous ‘New Year’s Resolution’ issue.
Here’s my input…..why wait?
“I can’t go workout in a gym. Everyone there is going to stare at me. All those fit people are going to make fun of me.”
I am guilty of not only thinking that but having those words come out of my mouth and worse yet believing in them.
I opened up my Facebook feed today to find that my incredibly awesome, supportive and wonderful friends are sharing and posting a piece of my journey and evidence of how far I’ve come.
In 2012, after taking part in the Times Colonist Health Challenge for the 2nd time, I was interviewed because someone had caught wind of my story around weight loss and what my turning point was. (I am inserting the article link at the end of this post)
Maybe it’s the fact that I just finished watching 6 amazing boxing/kickboxing matches at Quest for the Title 8, maybe it’s the fact that I’m running through a mental checklist of the new goals I want to set for myself or maybe it’s because I’m excited about the new year of crushing limits that lays ahead…but I can’t sleep.
Nobody ever said it would be easy.
There are few things one can promise in life but I can tell you right now with certainty that you WILL have difficult moments. You WILL have bad days. You WILL feel like doing ANYTHING but what you’re about to do with your body.