Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Hello, 2011!

I don't really believe in New Year's resolutions.  Not that I don't believe in the process of continually bettering oneself - on the contrary: I'm a great fan.  Maybe I just feel that if one felt really strong about changing something for one's own good, one would do it right then and there; regardless of the time of year.  Why wait?

Therefore, in line with my resolutions schmesolutions policy, I made no New Year's resolutions for 2011.  Nada.  Zip.  Instead, I selected a word for 2011.  A sort of motto for the year that I will keep in the back of my head to nudge me in all the right directions.  One that will hopefully help me grow on different levels.  My word is this: CHALLENGE.

On a physical level, my age is starting to necessitate this.  The same old workouts at the same old levels of intensity no longer produce results.  Every new workout has to be a new challenge.  Be it a new activity or a new level of intensity.  Which is what I've started implementing: Running stairs; running on soft sand; doing Zumba; doing burpees; doing jumping lunges...  The guiding workout question for 2011 will therefore be this: Is what I'm about to do going to be a CHALLENGE?  Kind of a "go big or go home" policy.

The same will go for the emotional and spiritual aspects as well: Take that step.  Get out of that comfort zone.  Go that extra mile.  Take initiative.  Reach out.  And, above all else, JUST KEEP ON BELIEVING.

Wishing you all a joyful and blessed 2011!

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