Happy New Year [2016]

LETS START WITH AN APOLOGY // Sorry for not posting for forever. The last time I wrote was in October and it was all about fitness – well, precisely lack there of. I detailed plan for overcoming my trepidations. Guess what — it didn’t happen. Well, it worked for like a week then stopped.

The problem was not my plan, but rather how I went about that plan. Which leads me into talking about New Years.

ROMANCING THE WORD // This year for New Years, I’m shaking things up a bit. In the past, I have made numerous goals that were both long and short term goals and, towards the end of the year, my wants and dreams were completed. Done. Finished. This year, I only made one resolution.

2016 is the year of “No Excuses.”

It sounds absolutely “Biggest Loser,” but there is a lot of work that goes into making “no excuses.”

  1. No more excuses for not going to the gym // In my old plan, I’d only go three times a week and, if any of those days were missed, I’d usually say “I’ll go tomorrow.” Not anymore. I’m going every day — plain and simple. No more excuses for saying “I’ll get to it tomorrow,” or “I need to go five but I guess only two.” I’m tired of getting in the way of myself.
  2. No more excuses for not thinking of you first // Let’s face it, I have a terrible body-image issue. Besides the gym helping, I have confirmed with some of my closest friends that I want to go to the clinic to be “diagnosed” with some type of eating disorder. Whether they say I eat too much or too little, I need help figuring out how to best get my body the nutrition it needs.
  3. No more excuses for not saying hello // I’m far too often found in a bar with a group of friends where I see a guy that I think is attractive but I continue to sit (likely stare at them) and do nothing. 2016 is all about me saying “Hello.”
  4. No more excuses for staying in // I talk about not meeting people, but I really enjoy being inside “because it’s cheap.” I’ve done a lot of thinking, and the time that I am experiencing now in my 20s is irreplaceable. If a friend wants to go out, so what if it means one less big payment to student loans. The time is now to surround myself with the people I want to be around.

I have a feeling 2016 is going to change things for me. Regardless of how intense my student-loan repayment is, I have a feeling something good is going to happen to me this year. Day one has been a lot of fun — let’s see what the next 364 days have in store.

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