Wednesday, January 12, 2011

a new year a new me

So I guess I should start by saying Hello Blogging World.  I have thought about blogging for awhile but just never got the gumption to do it until now, so here we go.

Lately I have been contemplating how people make lofty resolutions for the new year and then somewhere during that year, usually within the first few weeks these goals are disposed by the wayside for various reasons.

In December a wise teacher said that the goal of a resolution be it spiritual or external is to be happier this time next year than you are now, even if it is just by a small amount.  By making small realistic goals you have a better chance of success because you alleviate the pressure.  So I decided to make some resolutions of my own, which I haven't done since high school i think.  I have decided to have more patience with myself, not be so hard on myself, be kinder and not be so quick to judge.  Oh yeah, and of course lose weight just like everyone else.  I realize that these goals are in themselves quite large and difficult but they do tie into each other and I just have to remember that this is a process.  It will not happen overnight, I just have to take it 1 day at a time and remember to recognize my accomplishments no matter how small.  One thing I know for sure is that I am on the right track.  I was immensely happier in December of 2010 than I was in December of 2009.

So how am I going to accomplish these goals you may ask.  For starters I have downloaded the myfitnesspal app to my iphone so that I can log everything I put into my mouth.  Also, I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful fiance who supports me and is going to be my workout buddy.  Starting in February we are going to be working out 3x a week doing silat.  I am so excited about finally starting silat.  He has been doing it for years but broke his leg last year so he took it off to recover.  I am also going cooking more since I finished my degree in mid-December which makes me very very happy.

Finally as far as my spiritual and mental health is concerned I will be practicing Kriya Yoga technique again, meditation, continuing to go to temple and hopefully this blog.

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