New Year. New Me.

And we are back to reality.  Hello, work.  Hello, Workouts.  Hello, Clean-Eating.  Hello, Positive Outlook.   Now, I am not a huge New Year's Resolution person, it might be because I am lazy and don't want to hold myself accountable... Or maybe it's because I don't enjoy setting specific goals like 'losing 10 lbs' and then getting down on myself when I don't reach them (again, it might go back to lazy).  With that being said, I do have a few changes I want to make.  Consider it an attitude adjustment of sorts, because I am beginning to notice that my issues tend to revolve around negativity and forgetting to be happy with all the good things surrounding me.

So, here are my goals...

One :: Not comparing myself to others. 

 -my blog

 -my workouts
 -my eating habits
 -my closet
 -my job
 -my legs

I can keep going, but I won't...

Here is the deal - I am blessed to have a lot of amazing people in my life.  They are all different and wonderful in their own way. Some have awesome jobs, others have great style, they may live in the perfect apartment, or have super toned legs (yes, that is something I compare, I do realize it's a little weird).   However, because I choose to surround myself with great people, I sometimes all the time find myself playing the comparison game.  Wishing I had what they have, putting myself down when I don't have as much money, self control, etc. - which is such a selfish, not to mention unnecessary, thing to do.  At the end of the day I have a pretty good thing going on and I need to not just remember that, but appreciate it, too.

This leads me to my second goal....

Two :: Finding balance.

I want to find that balance between striving for more and being proud of what I have.  There is always room for improvement and I never want to settle. However, I also don't want to be so focused on future goals that I forget what makes me happy today or get mad at myself when I don't reach my goals overnight.  This 'resolution' is definitely intertwined with the first, but I want to focus on living a more balanced life, that will allow me to be happier in the moment.  And most importantly, happy with myself.  It all goes back to perspective - corny I know, but it's the truth.  I want to constantly find ways to better my life whether it be my health, my fitness, my savings account, etc., but  I want to do it in a more positive way.   Instead of being mad I ate too many sweets over the Holidays and pout about it, I need to remember how far I have come in my fitness this past year and then make a plan of attack to make up for it.  Instead of getting frustrated for spending over my monthly budget, I need to remind myself I am finally out of the hole I put myself in last year and then find a way to cut back the following month.

I think I like these goals, because they can be attained often and in small ways. Not saying it will always be easy, because it's an odd thing, really - reminding yourself to be happy and pointing out the reasons why you are.  But I am hoping this will help me be more grateful for what I do have.  Now let's see if I can hold myself accountable :)

Cheers being happy! 

<3 BB 


Kait Comiskey said...

love those. realistic and totally do-able!

Anne Blodgett said...

Love this post, Brooke. :)

Anonymous said...

you rock, my dear!