Shan has always loved fitness, no matter what form. No matter where he goes, he’ll always have some form of fitness going on. Me, however, …not so much. When I used to go to the gym in high school and college, it was always to lose weight- never happy with my body, just a few pounds less, “I just want to get fit” but really “I just want to fit into smaller pants.” Because of this, the main portion of my workout would be running, running, running! And it was awful! I dreaded it. Running is the worst.
Since our last big move here, I’ve gotten sick almost every month! My body has become so weak and my immune system has not been doing too great (I gave you one job…), and I’m the lightest I’ve weighed since the beginning of high school! I finally decided that it was time to get back in shape. So… we joined a gym, and it has been surprisingly so much fun! For the first time, I’m going to the gym with the mindset of GAINING (this means getting strong, not losing weight) and it has changed everything. Now I love working out and I look forward to going to the gym. Everyone loves to get things! In this case, it’s strength and muscles 😉
Often times in our journeys, we think this way too- “I want to be less angry, I want to be less lazy, I want to be less pessimistic…” When you focus on what you’re trying to lose, it’s so easy to feel like you’ll never get there, and that makes you just not want to do it at all. “I’m learning to be patient, I’m learning to be productive, I’m learning to be joyful…” Perspective is so important. It helps us make practical steps to get closer to our goals.
If I can do it, you can do it too! Let your New Year Resolutions become a lifestyle 🙂