It’s 6 days in to 2015 and I’m on track to making this my year. MY year, you know, the year when I turn my life around and reach my health and fitness goals. Yep, that’s what this is. Given how far I have to go I have actually given myself 18 months to really turn things around and in that time reach my goal weight. I need to talk about it, write about it, shout it from the rooftops because this year, this month, this week, this day, its happening.
Some of you may doubt me, and that’s ok. After all only 42% of people actually decide on a resolution, and 82% of them don’t achieve their resolutions at all.
But I have it all. I have the plan, I have the time, the dedication, and nothing is going to get in my way of reaching my goals this year.
I had a huge light bulb moment this morning. Everyone was chatting about what they did over the Christmas break and we found ourselves on the topic of fitbits. I got myself one at least 12 months ago to help me measure my fitness so it was interesting to hear that a number of other people have them and easily reach 10,000 steps a day, usually more. Considering I average 4,000 to 6,000 steps I can see why I’m so out of shape.
So to help me achieve my goals this year I’m planning some new routines to help me boost my steps each day. When I compare myself to others I can see how they manage to fit so many steps into each day: they have families to get ready in the morning (and plenty of running around after them) I just have me so they’d do double my steps right there, some walk to work, others do morning errands (dropping kids off at day care etc), I go directly to work, they walk up the street at lunch time, I read, they walk home or run kids around, I head home and work on my store/blog/make dinner. See what I mean?
My fitbit is charged, and I’m ready for another week of awesome. Bring it on!