What a whirlwind, amazing year 2013 has been. No complaints from this girl. I learned a lot about myself and continued bettering myself this year. Now that 2013 is coming to a close, I have been reflecting on what the year held and preparing myself for a new year. My resolution for 2013 was to cut the bullshit. Meaning, I worked to cut ties with toxic relationships (friendships, romantic relationships, etc). I also evaluated those around me and focused on whether they brought me down or bettered me as a person.
Being Kind to Myself: My New Year’s Resolution for 2014
What I’ve come to realize is that without self acceptance and an appreciation for who I am I will never be fully happy, which is what I want more than anything. There is no better time to work on accepting myself the way I am than now. I have made a lot of progress in 2013 in regards to health, fitness and pursuing my goals but the inability to see just how proud of myself I should be causes me to move on to the next aspect I need to work on. For example, if I notice that my arms are toning up but my inner thighs still look flabby I immediately fixate on needing to do X, Y, and Z to look/feel more toned in that area. I don’t want to fixate. I don’t want to shame myself or my body. 2014 is the year that I will stop feeling guilty for a lazy workout on a Sunday or an extra cookie or two here and there. Life is all about those sweet moments and if I’m too fixated on my jiggly thighs I will miss out on the opportunity to appreciate the great things surrounding me.