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OMG trekfan - that is a huge weight loss.
Well done you.
I don't think that you need any New Years resolutions. Keep enjoying life ............... at your age - the world is your oyster !!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks primal Gwamma. Yeah, I did lose a lot of weight which has left me lacking any New Year's Resolutions this year. Last year I was still losing weight (60 pounds down roughly from where I was last New Year's) but I'm not this year.
True, I need to eat a bit cleaner (the Christmas holidays ... sigh) but that applies for a lot of us I think. I'm thinking that this year my New Year's Resolutions should be less physical and more cerebral.
I have very modest resolution this year. To brush my teeth every night. Dunno if it's Primal, but I keep falling asleep before I brush my teeth, so I want to make sure to brush them earlier at night right after supper. I am not sure just WHY it is such a monumental fit of willpower. ???
For years, my only resolution has been not to make a list to start on the New Year.
The one I kicked off Wednesday was getting in some form of exercise every day. Walking, sprints, weights, body weight, SOMETHING.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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I generally use a scatter approach for resolutions. I make a ton of them with the idea that if I even keep one, I'm still better off than the year before. They generally revolve around things like getting more organized, going to places I haven't been yet, and taking better care of myself.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
I don't really make resolutions anymore--I set goals instead. This year I want to achieve a 300-pound deadlift and 200-pound squat. I also want to learn and implement better time management skills. Resolutions seem like "I will" or "I won't" statements with a pass/fail mentality. Goals are targets with concrete steps and measurable outcomes. Maybe that's just semantics, but it makes a difference in how likely I am to succeed.
“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde
This year I'm trying a new approach: if something is so unimportant than I can wait for some arbitrary day (new year, whatever) before starting, it isn't important enough to do. This is in contrast to my old approach: if something is important enough to be new year's resolution, it's too important to delay until an arbitrary day.
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul
Complete the weight loss (40 lbs down in 2012, another 40ish to go) but focus more on
being healthy not just physically but mentally/spiritually and emotionally
spend more time outdoors: go kayaking, hiking, camping things I have never done in my 46 years
build a tribe
get a second job
start saving money to buy my own land
recognize that all of this is ongoing
This looks like a lot but I have started the process on all of it so I am feeling fairly confident...
You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.