My 2017 Promises

By December 28, 2016Food for thought

I love New Year’s Resolutions. It gives me a chance to reset, to look forward and to learn from my past.

One of my big goals for 2017 is to get started on my book. I’ve been wanting to write a book for about two years now but don’t really know how to get started. So I want to become more comfortable with writing and self-expression. I am not sure if I will start my book and the editing process on Medium or Evernote, but I’ll figure that out soon. I have a lot written on paper so need to work on transferring that over first. Baby steps.

It’s a pretty sensitive issue so I am also trying to figure out the personal logistics on that.

“This will be healthy. This will be cleansing. This will be positive.”

I’ve never been big into mantras, and that’s not to say that this is where I begin being into them. It’s just, I like the phrase above. So if something in my life doesn’t fit within those parameters, I need to move past it and forward.

Speaking of moving past it. I hate when people make fun of those who make resolutions. Like, screw you and your negative vibes. If someone’s resolution is to workout more, eat less crap, or whatever it may be. Then damn it, let them. If you cheer them on or give them some positive reinforcement, what is the worse thing that can happen?

A lot of people don’t know, but I started my life as a fitness professional when I made a resolution to do 10 pull ups. 10.

I sign-up at the gym the first week of January and the rest is history. I never did hit 10 pull ups (got to 4 strict ones) but instead it brought to fire something inside of me. It let me find a voice I never knew I had.

So if you have a resolution that you want to make. Make it. Crush it and don’t worry about what anyone has to say at all.

So, I digress. Here’s my list:

  1. Write more: work on self publishing a book
  2. Drivers license: I’ve never had one and I am tired of people making me feel stupid because I don’t
  3. No-cocktail January. I only got to 20 days last year, and felt great. Full month this year.
  4. Commit to better nighttime habits: Flossing, skin care routine, better sleep
  5. 10 pull ups…

What are your goals for 2017?