Everyone makes resolutions. I seriously believe everyone makes them, whether they openly admit it or not. Some people are adamant that New Years resolutions are baloney! Some articles even say that it’s a bad idea to make weight a resolution because you ultimately are setting yourself up for failure. A large goal is hard to achieve, and not making that goal can be a huge disappointment. But of course, I still made a weight goal. I didn’t set any number goal, particularly, only that I wanted to be healthier and fit into some of my old clothes.
I did read an article that mentioned people who wrote blogs or kept a diary about things that were most important to them lost weight while those who wrote about unimportant things actually gained weight. Now whether I believe this or not, I found it interesting none the less. Why don’t I keep a diary? I had numerous diaries when I was in my adolescence. Mind you, they were full of gaps that spanned months, even years. Maybe it’s my disdain for routine that keeps me from regular tasks.
Keeping all these things in mind, I went to my favourite yoga class on Tuesday with my best friend on the first sunny day this whole winter. It felt good to be aware of my body again. So many people blog about running, exercise… But I am just not that kind of person. Hatha yoga is different for me. It’s an hour long session of stretching! I love to stretch! And if my muscles get a little stronger each time, well, I’m certainly not complaining!
After yoga, we went on a small walk around Deer Lake in the sunshine. Later that afternoon we met up again to take a walk around Mundy Park. It was cold under the canopy of the trees, but amazing to get outside and breathe some fresh air. I’m excited to push myself this year, really try to maintain some physical activity in my life. Maybe writing about my goals, my strengths, desires, and things that are important to me will keep me on track.