Naturally the new year makes you reflect on the prior year and look forward to what you want in the new year. It seems like the “trend” lately is to say you don’t do or like new years resolutions. I still believe in them and think it’s important to set goals for yourself at the turn of the new year. A concept I’m loving lately is the one word resolution.
My primary goals or resolutions for this year are to lose my baby weight and finally get to my goal weight/body. I also want to refocus on my blogs and re-launch my Irresistible You eCourse. Both of these goals got put on hold when I got pregnant and gave birth to my daughter, Catalina Rose, in 2016. But, what a great excuse, huh?!
What is a One Word Resolution?
It’s as simple as it sounds, one word is about picking one word instead of a list of resolutions. The word serves as a guiding principle or theme for everything do in the new year.
My One Word Resolution for 2017 is Perseverance
Perseverance is defined as “steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc.,especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.”
When I look at both my weight loss and blogging goals there’s a common theme. I get so far and then I self sabotage myself. I know what I need to do. I have the skills and determination to make it happen. Then what is the problem?! I ask myself this all the time! I started thinking about my one word for 2017 and perseverance is the common theme. I need to persevere through the difficult times. I need to push through the times when it gets tough and I think to myself, “why am I doing this anyways?”
What Does Perseverance Mean to me?
It’s putting on that sequin dress when you don’t feel 100% irresistible because you’re still carrying 40 lbs postpartum PLUS the other 40 from before you got pregnant.
When the going gets tough in my weight loss journey and I want to binge on icing, it’s perseverance that will keep me going.
It’s about finishing that blog post I committed to write when I’ve worked all day, taken care of the baby and the dog, and just want to crawl into bed.
It’s about going 10 more minutes at the gym so that I won’t feel miserable come summer time.
It’s pushing through the pain during a workout.
Perseverance is about trying one more time even when the haters tell you that you’ll fail.
It’s about clicking publish after I type a blog post that makes me feel vulnerable.
It’s about taking a deep breath after I’ve been up all night with a restless baby and have to give a presentation at work in the morning.
Perseverance is about doing the thing that scares the hell out of you.
Bottom line? Perseverance is about NOT giving up. No. Matter. What.
What is Your One Word?
What is your one word resolution for 2017? Let me know in the comments below! Not sure how to figure it out? My free workbook, “How to Create an Irresistible Life” might inspire you to create your goals for 2017.
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