Updated: Mar 6
I'm always that person. We all know someone who becomes a fitness junky at the beginning of every year, and then by March, they act as though they didn't say they were going to get healthy. If you are that person, hello friend, welcome to my blog and no offense to you. Its just I am hardworking and dedicated, and yet have never put that work into my health.
For 2020 I want to expand and continue to get to know who I am and who I want to be. I want to continue my growth by hitting all the aspects of being a human; mind, body, and soul. This blog contributes greatly to my soul, and my education contributes to my mind. But my body?? My body has been neglected for far too long. I am very aware of the diet-culture, and all the BS that dieting, working out and following fitness apps can bring. It’s an industry that I over-analyze and often scares me from wanting to do anything to improve my health. I also always say I’m going to cut out fast food, or soda, and then never follow through. Why is that?? Because I am not dedicated to improving my health. And it’s time to change that.
In 2019 I quit coffee for 40 days, not once, but TWICE! Y’all, at the end of those forty days I always felt as though I was superwoman. And my intentions for quitting coffee were for me. I quit coffee to practice mindfulness, and recenter my energy, not on the next cup, but instead on what really matters. And I learned through doing that, that I can indeed be dedicated to myself, as much as I am to school and work.
Welcome, 2020. Y’all if I can quit coffee then I know I have the energy, and the dedication to want to do a healthy change in my life. So I am starting small. I’m going to go to the gym. In 2020, I want to climb mountains without cussing. I want to be able to jog to and from classes so I can stop being late. And it’s truly not about appearances. My husband reminds me every day that I am fine! Im a cute lookin meal! (Que Lizzo). So my main intention for going to the gym is to have the energy to climb a mountain without feeling like imma pass out.
And this time is different. I know I’ve done this before. I would say, I’m going to be healthy this year. And then I’d go and follow some fitness people on my social media, and then become repulsed by diet culture, and then get caught up in school and work and just say “never mind”. And it never happened. But I think I’m learning more and more every year. I’m learning what to avoid, and what can happen when you are focused on a goal, create specific steps to reach it, and how far you can go as long as you’re dedicated. I’m in a different place in my life.
Right now, as I write this, I feel as though I am becoming more whole with every experience. I have a new-found confidence in school, and in my ability to remain focused. I am so blessed and feel guided by the light that inspires me daily; from my husband’s passionate soul to my doggo’s silly faces. I could not be more prepared for what the year could bring. My mom made the comment the other day of how strong I have become, and in practicing mindfulness, I am too realizing all that I have come to be.
Therefore, in 2020 I'm going to take care of my body and be present and mindful in all three aspects of being human. I will be centered and focused with the body, soul, and mind. I will update y’all in 40 days on my health and we’ll see how I’ve done.
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