What is a new year, if not for setting goals? I am all for setting resolutions. Even if they are dropped by February, I still love taking the time to reflect and dream them up. Is there any harm in that? And although I would love to pat myself on the back for how much I workout… through the years, working out has become less and less part of my daily routine. But this year… I am going to make it a priority.
I know that is super easy to say, but working out is so rewarding and a great way of worshiping the Lord. Because of that, it deserves to take up some of my time. It’s a win-win. Worshiping the Lord and getting into shape.
I wanted to share these goals with you so that I have some accountability. Feel free to be like, “yo girl…get in the gym.” I will need all of the encouragement I can get.
But besides accountability, I also wanted to challenge you to set some 2018 goals as well. I pray that the Lord will make this year a year of achievement for many people. A year of celebrations and victories. Conquering the devil every single day. One of the biggest “Satians” in my life is self-image and comparisons (raise your hand if you’re in the same boat) Besides allowing myself to get down about not being “good enough.” I have started trying to combat that negative self-talk. Which is great. But I have almost told myself, “You can’t change it so why try.” And I’m not saying that having confidence is bad and honestly, I don’t NEED to change. I am thankful for how I have been created. But God wants the best for us… and when I see the girl who is in great shape and very healthy, I should want that. Not out of a jealous heart or an ungrateful mind. But out of a heart of growth.
I don’t workout because I NEED to get better or look better. I workout because I want to get better. I just have to make sure I am workout out for the right reasons.
SO… for 2018 I am publically committing to working out four days a week. That may sound little but it’s about double what I’m doing now. I want to get stronger what I have been doing for the past month (watching Hallmark movies) will not make that happen.
Another goal is to clean up my eating. I am a huge salad fan and I loved the idea of eating healthy… but sometimes all you want is some junk food. I need to grow my self-control to ensure I don’t fall into this greasy trap.
Now for one of the most practical goals for 2018. I must drink more water. It seems so easy and almost obvious. But somehow I still find a way to make it through the day without drinking a full bottle. BUT NO MORE! I will drink more water. And I have this super cute water bottle that encourages me to keep sippin’
I hope you guys have a great New Year! What are your goals for 2018?
XOXO, The Christian Prepster