Another year of my life has gone by. The year doesn't always turn out the way you want and even if things seem like they went all bad, there are always things to learn from it.
After everything I've gone through, done and learned from, I know what changes I need to make for myself. Every single one of us works differently and I think what's even more important than figuring our resolution or goals is writing down the lessons we've learned from the past year and to reflect on them.
My lessons from 2015:
1. Waiting for Monday, next week, next month and especially next year is too far away. The best thing is to drink a whole lot of water and start now.
2. There is no "goal weight" for me to reach. Getting stronger, healthier and better at what I do is a lot more satisfying than reaching a number on a scale.
3. Activewear motivates me, and that is OKAY.
4. The only drink I need is water (and sometimes tea!)
5. If something I eat doesn't make me feel good, I stop eating it. That's listening to my body and doing what's best for myself.
6. Taking photos of myself or recording my yoga practice/workout helps me improve.
7. My body reflects the kind of diet I have and the workouts I do and it's completely fine that I don't look like other girls on Instagram. My hidden abs and tiny arms are still strong!
8. Less calories does not automatically mean a healthier option.
9. A longer workout does not automatically mean a better workout.
10. Mixing up my workouts and where I go for yoga keeps me from losing motivation.
11. I can be acne and pimple free for 21 years but when the haze hits, just stay home until it's gone for good.
12. Being healthy means a healthy body and a healthy mind. Forcing myself to restrict things when I don't really want to doesn't fall into either category.
13. Saying no to sugary drinks is extremely easy because I knew I didn't want all that sugar in my body. So finding a real reason to do something/not do something makes it 1000 times easier than making up fake reasons.
14. Not everyone will agree with what I do. And I'll just have to deal with that.
15. There will always be rude commenters and annoying people on my social media, that's life.
It's scary to think that a year ago I was in the very beginning stages of my yoga practice and I was just switching to a new workout plan - I was pretty much still clueless at everything fitness related. And in a year I've grown so much.
Considering how important my health has become, most of my lessons are related to this topic. After thinking through my 15 (and some others I have as well) I can only hope I'll learn how to better myself.
There's so much left for me to learn, there probably always will be, but the last year has been amazing for me in terms of my fit life.
So here's to hoping every year that follows will be better than the last.
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