Monday, December 27, 2010

A NEW New Year's Resolution

It’s time again for New Year’s resolutions. If you listen closely you’ll here the echoes of a million resolutions to finally lose weight in the New Year. Plans are being set to join that gym, start that fitness routine or to take on that diet, as soon as the indulgences of the holiday are done. Many resolutions will not make it through January, some will have some success, and other will find that once success is achieved they are still unhappy with their bodies and themselves.

The resolution to lose weight, is not working…and it never will.

What if this year you resolved to accept your body as it was so that you could begin to love it unconditionally? What if unconditional love for your body made giving it food and movement that nourished it simply an extension of that love? No longer would healthy eating and physical movement be a necessary sacrifice for thinner thighs but rather a simple joy that comes with caring for a body you love as it is each and every day.

Your weight has nothing to do with who you are. It has nothing to do with your worth. The numbers on the scale are meaningless. They are not worthy of a resolution. You are however worthy of a resolution. A resolution to accept your body, a resolution to love yourself. What have you got to lose?

A great post!

"Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true."
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

 So lucky to have shared my life and my insights with you all this year.  Love and Peace to you and yours! Happy New Years....cheers to ringing in a JOYOUS 2011!


Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan said...

Hello, beautiful. Thanks for the shout-out to my 2011 non-goal post. I'm SUPER excited for the new year and what I can accomplish. XO to you!

Anonymous said...

your post is AWESOME!!! yeah 2011...bring it!