So many times I hear people talk about their New Year’s Resolutions as if they were some distant wish; like the things you would wish for when blowing out your candles as a kid. With the same conviction as wishing for a pet unicorn, we make resolutions.

The word Resolution is one that has roots as a binding agreement that is made with deep conviction and with peril consequences. Now it means an off handed wish that we all know we will break by February, if not sooner.

When I started this journey, a little over a year ago, I have had goals in mind… things I have wanted to be able to do… Gymnastic movements, lifts, and WOD perfection! I haven’t been able to have a goal for weight. I simply want to loose weight and feel really great about my body and what I can do with it. Sure, If I ended up looking like The Rock that would be cool, but not a goal.

I seek freedom. Freedom from daily fear about my weight. Freedom of movement and skill work. Freedom is not having to check weight limits on stuff. That’s what I want, I want freedom.

With each milestone I seem to gain more and more freedom. Each milestone is a celebration and a sign of movement forward regardless of how quickly the scale moves. Now I am finding things that I really like about my body… my arms and shoulders breaking through the fat and beginning to reveal themselves. I love it. It all might seem small and stupid, but it’s a huge deal to me.

What will you do this year? How will you seek to surprise yourself with things you never thought possible? Have you thought about goals as being for a whole year and just a really hard two month push? What could you accomplish if you focused on a long game instead of a short game?

In my garage, I have started to write my goals on the wall. I want to see them as I work out and see if I can cross one off from time to time. This last week I crossed off a 30 inch box jump, and that was awesome! What’s next?

What are your goals for December?

What are your goals for 2018?

Where do you need to seek healing and/or restoration in your life?

Just be sure to Keep Going!

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