Last year I kept my resolutions simple, I wanted to get more organized. I did well, I purged my closet, cleaned out toys, even donated gorgeous furniture I knew I just wouldn’t be needing again (btw – getting rid of furniture was really painful).
This year, I also want to keep things simple with only one resolution/goal: to get more fit. This is a hard one for me. I’ve never liked exercise. When I was young and single I used to exercise, not because I liked it, but because it was something productive to do with my time. Well, fast forward many years later and fitness has definitely disappeared from my life. Hubby is very diligent about staying fit, but he likes exercise, he regularly goes on long bike rides, he’s even signed up for a half marathon. Me, I HATE exercise, I would rather watch paint dry than exercise. So, for me, it’s a really big deal to put it out there that fitness is my goal for the year. Since exercise and I are not friends, I decided it would be best to get someone to hold my hand as I get things going. I signed up for a gym membership AND for a personal trainer.
I’ve decided to make fitness my goal for two reasons: 1) I’ve had some health related issues that have really made me appreciate the value of health, 2) our Little Monkey has had a slight obsession with death/getting old after reading Charlotte’s Web at school, and is totally freaked out about the idea that I might get old and die. I know I can’t avoid getting old or dying, but I know I can do something to not die prematurely. Sorry if this sounds a tad morbid.
Anyway, I know I will never look like I did in my twenties, but I’m hoping that by doing something now I can be healthy for my age. Here’s to fitness.