It’s January of a New Year – and for many of us, that means a resolution for health. We resolve to lose weight, get fit, and generally follow the strict path of healthy living (although in this context, healthy living often means deprivation, denial, and an overall avoidance of all things enjoyable!). This year, I resolve to end the cycle.
No more resolutions for weight loss. The size of my pants is the least important element of health, happiness, and longevity. Rather, I resolve to feel good about myself – where I am today, in the jeans I already own. I resolve to do my very best to eat the right foods and follow my exercise plan. But, more importantly, I resolve to cut myself some slack when I skip boxing class, eat a piece of cake, or splurge on a delightful meal!
No more resolutions for getting into shape. I have a unique shape – all to myself. And frankly, someone else’s shape simply wouldn’t fit! We all must resolve to find our best shape. Find the shape of our bodies that is healthy, fit, and active. I resolve to live my own healthy life – and I trust that my body will fall in line. Some of us are super athletes – running marathons and completing triathlons – while others are better suited to a quick stroll around the block. I resolve to find the exercise routine that works for me – you should too.
All in all, we need a new theme for New Years Resolutions. Be sensible and don’t try too hard. When it comes to health – that’s the kiss of death! Health doesn’t have to be difficult. Rather, if you can create a path to health that suits you – your shape and your habits – it should be easy.