At this time of year, I find I am innodated with questions – What’s your resolution? What do you want for the new year? and my (actual) favourite – What’s your why?
The problem is often in advertisements, webinars, online posts and chats with friends, people lace in their family with their own goals.
- I want to get healthy for my kids.
- I want to find more time to spend with my toddler.
- I want WHATEVER because I have kids.
Advertisements specifically play that family card so often, that I find myself thinking that my own reasons may be lacking since I am childfree and my goals are only for ME.
- I don’t want to get healthy for anyone but myself, and the fact that I deserve a healthier, fitter, stronger more energetic life.
- I want to make more money for no one but myself, and maybe, as he’s chosen to be called, Mr. Beard; my husband.
- I want to invite more positivity, love, and happiness in my life because I like how I feel when I shed the negativity.
Are these selfish goals?
Perhaps, but goals should be selfish. They aren’t about what anyone else wants or needs in their lives, they are about what I need, what I want and what I deserve for myself.
So let’s get serious about our 2019 goals for a second. I have several, but today, I will share my health goal.
In 2019, I will get back to my healthy side. For me, this includes getting back the weight I feel most comfortable at since I had slipped into some unproductive habits in the fall/end of the year there, but most importantly, 2019 will find me more active again! I missed my daily walks, my Pilates, my fearlessness at meeting the physical challenges that I grew last year. So to get specific, I will:
- Track my food to help me lose the 15 lbs I gained
- Hit 10,000 steps 5 days a week
- Do Pilates 4 days a week
- Say Yes to challenges
And what’s my why?
I want to be comfortable again.
I want to feel proud of myself.
I want to feel fearless.
Selfish or not, my why is childfree.
Comment below with your 2019 goals! I’d love to hear what is in store for you this year!
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