I get stressed.
Instead, I do mottoes and/or themes.
I write , in the front of my diary, my mottoes or themes for the year. I’ve been doing ths for over ten years now. I *do* think that this practice has made a difference to my life, to who I am, to my family. Each time I open my diary all year, evey day, I am reminded 0f who I want to be and of what I want to do.
The mottoes act as prompts.
Today, I am transferring info from my 2007 diary to the shiny, new, 2008 diary.
Be Not Afraid.
Be More Than A Conqueror ( for fitness – I can do it – yes, this has been a help).
Every day Above Ground is a Blessed day ( another from Billy Blanks and Taebo. This motto, this saying, has reminded me to smile more. And more. Regardless. Even when I am sh**ty).
So, what am I writing on the pristine, front leaf of my new diary?
You get out what you put in ( Effort. Be it in fitness, diet, family life, spiritual life, homeschooling, work…).
Joy. Time. Prayer
Continue to make lifestyle changes and choices.
Continue to work out for about one hour each day with intensity, doing what I love, probably mostly cardio/kickboxing/AWT ( aerobic weight training).
Try to eat more vegan like – I already eat more vegetarian but want to eat less dairy and less processed, more whole foods. Well, only 80% of the time. I need my junk, my alcohol too, sometimes, you know. 🙂
Watch portions – whether it be by eyeballing, food journalling, calories, points, food exchanges, whatever, it can vary.
Aim to lose another 3 kg ( about 6-7 lbs). Well, in my ideal I’d be super thin but I am trying to avoid my body image paranoia and low body self esteem trip. I am aiming to feel good about my more , well, athletic build. 🙂
Do you choose mottoes or themes? Or make resolutions? I’ll pray for you, friends, in 2008 and for your plans and dreams.