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Happy 2016!!! Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? I didn’t.

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions…anymore. No deep-rooted reasons why, other than I have a track record of not sticking to them. For years, I have wanted to lose weight. An example of my New Year’s resolution then would be to lose 25 pounds by my 25th birthday, or by an anniversary, party, or a friend’s visit. After two weeks, I’ll see a change for the better and think a cheat day isn’t a big deal. That cheat day turns into two, then three days. Before I know it…I’ve enjoyed a few months of no exercise vacation!

I was watching the Steve Harvey show and heard his guest, Eric Thomas explain why he didn’t believe there was any such thing as procrastination. We just put off things we don’t see as urgent. I was suddenly seeing flashbacks of times I would use the word, procrastination. Realizing, how much I appreciated Eric’s view of the word. I put it and other things off because it wasn’t that important to me. I mean, I wanted to look good, but I wasn’t motivated enough to put in the work.

I’m focused on fitness now. All it took was a pact with my mom and younger sister for all of us to get fit. Although it has always been important to me (so I thought), I realized it just wasn’t important enough for me to make the changes I needed to make. I enjoy working out now, although I hate it while I’m at the gym. But, after breaks to catch my breath in between a round, I count down to when it’s all over and I’m glad I finished! I even find myself looking forward to the next day. (continue)


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