Each New Year many people create a New Year’s Resolutions list.
Sometimes it gets a bad rap.
I think it is great because we could all use a reset button after reviewing Hey, am I on track with what I want out of my life at this stage of the game?
Me. I haven’t made a list yet.
I have some ideas though.
One thing I want, and have wanted for a little over 20 years now, is to be as buff as I can be.
One summer during college, I took all of my physical education requirements because (a) I wanted to be able to graduate on time and (b) I dreaded the idea of sweating on purpose so I waited until I had to do it.
If only I could go back and have a convo with my twenty something year old self, I’d set her straight and she’d be all about I am getting my sport on and I love to sweat!
For three hours each day over the course of a summer I played tennis, played golf and swam.
Without setting out to accomplish anything but passing my classes so I could graduate on time, I ended up with a buff body and I actually enjoyed the process.
I enjoyed the process because I wasn’t focused on I must get in shape.
Granted I was focused on Holy Crap I must graduate on time or my parents will kill me, so having incentive on the other side seems to be necessary.
I want to get in shape AND enjoy the process.
One thing that I enjoy beyond words is Ariel Yoga.
I tried it out last year several times and was a natural.
There are very few things that I am a natural at.
Come to think of it, this is the ONLY thing that I am a natural at to date, so I better do something about it.
Well that’s not true.
I was a natural one other time in my life, my first time out surfing.
Sadly, I waited two years before trying it again and the ocean beat the being a natural snot right out of me three times in a row.
Now if only I could come up with the necessary incentive on the other side to see this through and not wait two years until I try it again.
Maybe this will work since my normal MO is mid-summer wishing I had a summer body…..
So Goal #1 – I will make friends with winter and my summer body will thank me.
Tune for the post ~ Shot Versus Shot by Jack Johnson from his latest album From Here To Now To You
Summerish music for my budding new friendship!