The time of year is approaching when everyone asks what you’re resolving to do for 2013. To be honest, 2012 was such a transition year for me, so it took me a minute to decide what my big resolution would actually be.
After thinking about my fitness goals, I decided I don’t want to pin myself down to just one resolution. I don’t want to make myself promises when my desires and goals may honestly change in a month. I’d rather keep my fitness level and goals fluid.
So, if the day calls for handstands, that’s just how it’s gonna be.
So, in that respect, my fitness New Year’s Resolution is broad: I want to do what makes me happiest.
If my life is simply too busy to prioritize fitness, a two-mile run for the day will have to do. If I can’t squeeze in a whole boot camp session, a shortened, modified one works, too. And that’s what I’m going to do as long as it makes me happy and is fun for me.
Honestly, that can apply to the rest of my life, too. And I’ll do just that: do the things that make me happy.
But when I think back to how this year made my life in Virginia Beach so different, I recognize a common theme. This year, I chose to be uncomfortable. I put myself out there. I made changes. I followed the advice of one of my favorite icons, Eleanor Roosevelt, in that I “did what I thought I could not do.”
And what do I have to show for my changes? I have so, so many new friends here. I have relationships I can’t imagine my life without. I get to perform again, which I missed so much. I’m truly happy here, for the first time… ever, I think. If I had played it safe, I don’t think I could say any of these things.
That’s what makes me think I need to keep doing that. I am resolving to live outside of my comfort zone. I want to push my limits where they need to be pushed, and I want to take risks.
So there’s my big New Year’s Resolution: In 2013, I am going to live outside of my comfort zone.
What are you planning to resolve to do in 2013? Writing it down makes it a lot easier to follow, so share some of yours with me! If you share your resolutions with the people at fitmixer, you will be entered to win the December giveaway, too.
One more thing. If your resolution has something to do with whipping that bod into shape, you should think about joining me in fitmixer boot camp. If you’re on the fence about joining boot camp and love the idea, leave that in your comment, too. I might have something exciting in store for someone who would like to join the next fitmixer Boot Camp beginning on January 14!