As far back as I can remember, I've made New Year's Resolutions. Today I realized it's January 5, and I haven't made any formal resolutions for 2012.
Would I like to fit back into my smaller clothing? Of course. Do I want to eat better? Most definitely. But 2012 crept up on me during a very stressful holiday season and I just haven't been in the mood to set any specific goals.
I loved my first semester of teacher's college, and my five-week practicum was amazing. My healthy habits definitely slipped by the wayside (when you're staying up planning lessons past midnight and getting up at 5:30 for school, it's hard to squeeze in a workout), but I'm trying not to dwell on that. I'm also not in the mood to dwell on any numbers right now. I don't want to think about the best workout plan, or the best eating plan, or losing a certain number of pounds by a certain date.
I want to focus on feeling good today. I want to exercise so I can clear my head and feel energetic. I want to eat less junk food so I don't feel sick to my stomach. I want to go to bed on time so it's slightly less painful getting up for an 8:30 seminar on Friday mornings. I don't want to worry about fitting into my jeans (although that would be nice) or being able to run for 5k without stopping again (although that would also be nice).
Doing something--anything--is better than doing nothing. And when I think too much about the "perfect" exercise routine or eating plan, I often end up doing nothing at all.
Today, I went for a walk. And I'm satisfied with that.