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Do Better. Be Better.

I can’t believe we’re already in our second month of 2017. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was ubering from place to place and being coaxed into drinking Johnnie Walker Blue Label shots – just because I could? That’s how I welcomed in the New Year, for the record.

That was a month ago, time flies – in this case, it’s going a bit too quickly for me. I know the timeframe for the “New Years resolutions” posts has passed but in my opinion, it’s never too late for a resolution. In previous years I’ve made specific resolutions: no cursing, limiting alcohol consumption to weekends, losing some major holiday weight, saving X amount of dollars per pay check. I’ve been able to abide by some, others went out the window the moment I said fcking shit fck.

This year, I’m trying a new approach. My only resolution is to do better.

Do better physically

In the past, it’s always been about getting back to a certain size – being able to fit back into those pair of jeans that are uncomfortably snug now. Don’t get me wrong, I do want to shed that holiday weight. I do want to fit back into those jeans but above that I want to feel good about how I look. I want to feel proud of the workouts I do and I want to have a consistent workout regiment. It’s not about the number of gym visits or how much I’m able to bench, it’s about going to the gym when I don’t want to and lifting when all I want to do is sit and eat donuts.

This year, my only focus is to be consistently active and find a good balance between indulgence and living a healthy lifestyle.

Do better mentally/emotionally

For those of you who know me, you probably know how analytical I can be. I can over-analyze one situation until my head hurts and I’ve listed at least a dozen outcomes for the same circumstance. It’s my strength and my weakness; I’m able to almost prep myself mentally for certain outcomes. It’s always served to be protection against people with bad intentions. On the flip side, it’s made me somewhat paranoid for arbitrary scenarios that may or may not ever transpire. It is what it is.

This year, my focus is to live in the present. I only need to protect my heart and continue to have faith that everything will eventually fall into place.

Do better spiritually

I’ve been unbelievably blessed this last year. I’ve had the opportunity to rekindle my faith in God and draw close to him; none of which would’ve been possible if my cousin, Antionette hadn’t suggested it. This last year has been filled with so many ups and even more downs but my constant, my core revolved around Jehovah and his teachings. I can honestly say I’d be lost without him.

This year, my focus is to continue to strengthen my faith, take the time to meditate on his word and only act upon love and kindness.

I want to do better, to continuously try to BE better – that is the ultimate resolution!

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