As 2014 rolled around I bet there were millions of fitness resolutions hitting the journals.
…I am going to join a basketball league and play three times a week! (Nevermind that you hate team sports and that you clock about 80 hours a week at work.)
So, how do you optimize a moment of resolve? How can you make it worth your time to even write it down?
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
– Albert Einstein
Not too long ago, a dear friend of mine was chatting about how our lives are really made up of a lot of mundane moments. When you add them up, you’ve got a theme – more importantly, you’ve got a life. What are you in the mundane moments? Do you push yourself or are you lazy? Do you want to live or are you dying one moment at a time?
Let me be clear about something. If you were lazy and uninterested in 2013 with the small stuff – well, sadly, you’ll probably be that same person in 2014. But let me offer you some hope! Maybe you’ve become apathetic because you have a past of trying to climb a tree as a fish. Maybe you haven’t really sat back and evaluated who you are and what you want your moments to reflect.
This year I did something different. Instead of writing out crazy resolutions that were influenced by a trainer or more embarrassingly, a youtube video, I sat back and evaluated what I do already and decided to do more of it.
I love to run. So, I am gonna run more this year.
I love yoga. So, I am gonna regularly go to the Friday yoga class.
Family hikes are an inspiration to me. So, I am gonna plan some great hiking adventures for 2014.
And guess what? I hate swimming in a lap pool. So, I am not gonna put swimming on my 2014 fitness list.
Don’t tell yourself that fitness isn’t your thing. You could just be a spin cycle guy signed up for Zumba. 2014 just might be your year to do you and love it!
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