My top goal for 2015 was to get into the best heath of my life. Tough goal when I didn’t know how I was going to measure my accomplishments or the action steps I would take to meet my goal. I have been reflecting back on my goals for the year this week. I actually have my top goals hanging in the office, so I see them daily, but I mean really reflecting.
I wrote a blog in February about my commitment to myself for the year. I wish I would have recorded more of the challenges I completed, but I know some of the bigger ones I finished. I did 30 days of yoga twice, a 30 day 10K squat, 7 days of lunges, trained for and walked 39.3 2 day Avon walk, trained for and ran Hot Chocolate 15K, and I completed the 8 weeks of AIP.
It is funny to read what my one month in struggles were. The biggest was time for cardio and knowing I wanted to incorporate yoga. Last week, I took a break for dance tech and show week, but I have ran consistently the last few months at 4 AM. The yoga is happening with my daily meditations for the last few months as well. I have gone through spurts with posting sweaty pics, food pics, and even map my run stats. I have never been consistent with posting pictures, but I am happy with the progress I have made in posting.
Happiness is an inside job.
I started the year wanting to improve my physical appearance, to the best health of my life. While I may not have the body I had at 19, I do feel I accomplished my goal. Somewhere along the way though, I changed so much more about myself. I have always considered myself happy, but I am in such a different place, better, healthier place, mentally this year. I have adopted the miracle morning savers to my daily routine. The podcasts I have heard this year have had an incredible boost to my life. I re-listen to many of them so I can really implement the new ideas and habits.
One of my main drives towards eating healthy in January was a veggie at every meal. It has been a focus before, but one I got away from in 2014. I can say with certainty, 11 months later, veggies are second nature to me again. My eating has cleaned up in more ways than I could have imagined back in January. Through the AIP diet, I have eliminated most nightshade veggies, my bean consumption is very limited, and I have cut out all dairy again. The greatest benefit has been the smaller belly, or maybe it has been the increased energy. When I did the Dr Oz 3 day smoothie detox, I had similar results. The belly stayed flatter for a few months, but the energy only lasted those 3 days.
Going forward, it will be hard to top in 2016. Indeed, I have already found many of my monthly health and fitness goals to already be habits. I have already chosen my 2016 mantra to be Intentional. I think health goals will be more specific to client health. If I’m not showing others how they too can feel great, I am almost being a disservice. When you are happy and healthy, you want everyone to be happy and healthy, and I am in a position where I can help influence others in making healthier decisions.
So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth regaining their health. A.J. Reb Materi
Do you find yourself healthy and happy? What is one choice you will make today on your journey to healthy and happy? Because, remember, as you start to make healthy and happy choices, you are already becoming healthy and happy. It is not a destination you arrive at, but a journey you continue to grow on.