Resolutions — Kicking and Screaming

It’s finally here, and I can’t put it off any longer. The first week of January 2012 is almost over, and I still haven’t thought about New Year’s resolutions. As a health and wellness writer, I know that it’s time to follow through on some of my own advice. And lo and behold, week 4 of 6 Weeks of Bliss is challenging bloggers to write about our diet, fitness and lifestyle resolutions. So…

1) I’m going to pay a visit — the first of many — to my apartment complex fitness center. I love to take long walks and practice yoga, and that’s great, but I know that I need to take advantage of the free 24/7 fitness center. And so what if I need to learn how to use the equipment? It takes probably less than a minute to walk there from our apartment, and there’s hardly ever anyone in there, so there’s no need for anyone to take me there, kicking and screaming.

“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” Isaiah 40:29

2) Time to find and try new foods. Not that I’m a picky eater, but I have gotten into a self-satisfied rut with my cooking. My family and I really do know how to choose, prepare and eat fresh, healthy foods. However, it’s time to branch out and try some of those recipes and ingredients I keep bookmarking. There are so many nutritious gifts from the creation, from whole grains to root vegetables, and I’m barely scratching the surface. For example, I’ve been wanting to try some natural sweeteners other than stevia and agave nectar…time to move forward from “I’ll have to try…”

“See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; and to you it shall be for food.” Genesis 1:29

3) I need to remember — once and for all — that it’s not my job to “fix” every loved one and every situation. I have become skilled at encouraging others to “wait on God’s timing,” while scurrying through the back door to give God a helping hand. Again, it’s time to follow my own advice…and I can’t even take credit for this advice, as anyone can see here:

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:4-5 (NKJV)

I’ll be working on all of these resolutions this year…and probably longer than that! What are your health and wellness resolutions?

Be well and be blessed!



4 Replies to “Resolutions — Kicking and Screaming”

  1. Very good article Judith! Sometimes a New Years Resolution can be difficult to follow through with, but, if you have already decided in your heart that this is not only what you need, but, what you desire as well, the journey is so much sweeter. Best of luck in your fitness and nutrition plan.

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