Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

It's that time of year again!  Looking back on last year's resolutions, I managed to keep 3 out of 4... not too shabby, but this year I'm focusing on ONE main goal!  GETTING. IN. SHAPE.

In 2010, I got fit.  I felt comfortable in my own skin, loved the way my clothes fit, and was happy.  In 2011, I gained 25 lbs.  I KNOW.  People don't believe me, but the scale doesn't lie.  I had to buy bigger clothes, and it hurt my self-esteem.  I'm 26, so the earlier I start, the better off I will be later!  My goal for 2012 is to lose what I gained and maintain that final weight, because I know how much better I felt when I was fit.  I've already started attending aerobics classes (step, Zumba, etc.) and am ready to kick my own butt!  I'll keep you posted, because a blog is a great way to keep yourself accountable.  2012 is my year!

Another mini goal for myself is to have less anxiety.  I need to accept the things I cannot change.  I have realized (with some help!) that I take on too much guilt and shame for things that are not my fault.  Most people have trouble taking responsibility; I have panic attacks because I take on too much, even though it is the actions of others (out of my control) stressing me out!  Typically a perfectionist or a people-pleaser, this time I am going to decline invitations to arguments and drama.  I am not going to sweat the small stuff, and I am going to accept that I will not always be popular.  I am simply going to continue to be myself, and if I lose friends along the way I can accept that.  In the end, I will be better off!

Anyone else got some good resolutions?  :)

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