Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The resolution that didn't make it on my list
There was one resolution that didn't make it onto my list this year – to lose weight. To be honest I can’t remember the last time that I started a new year without some sort of diet plan, without having a magic number of kilos in mind that I had to lose.
I feel like my mindset towards my body really changed over the last few months – I realised that being skinnier won’t change my life. It won’t make my inbox at work any smaller, it won’t help me save for a holiday and it won’t make people like me anymore.
So I am giving up the crazy diet plans and just concentrating on being healthy. I am going to eat healthy as often as I can but I am not going to feel guilty when I have my cake and eat it too. I am going to go to boot camp three times a week because I enjoy it but I am giving up my gym membership. I am not going to judge my health by numbers on the scale.
I am not saying that I will never try and lose weight again (who knows what might happen) and I understand that people choose to lose weight for a variety of reasons but this year I am committing to give myself a break. I am going to be happy with who I am and to look in the mirror and be happy with what I have instead of concentrating on the flaws - I have bigger fish to fry this year!