Daily Doable New Year Resolutions

Happy New Years to you all! A new year is a wonderful opportunity to look at what you have experienced in the past, and look forward to new life potentials and make shifts for positive living. Change takes time, awareness and positive intentions for oneself. New year resolutions are abundant on the first of the year. Many gyms increase their sales of memberships in the first quarter. I also know many people do not follow through on their resolution  when it is made quickly without measuring one's ability to physically maintain a sound program and the mental/emotional relationship toward one's body. We all wish to feel lighter, stronger and have more energy. One's feelings about how good enough, thin enough or fit enough negate the intentions of positive change. Acknowledge where you are in the moment without judgement. You are starting at this place. Write out these three words: Durability, Utility and Beauty.* Durability is to remain in good condition for a lifetime. Write your defintition of "good condition".

Utility is to train the body so that it is suitable for the purpose for which it is intended. Write what your purpose is for your body.

Beauty is to move with grace and ease for any body type or age. Move everyday in a way that feels graceful to you. Write down what movements make you feel ease with strength.

Each day is an opportunity to fulfill a resolution. Choose to eat differently, more greens less or no sugar. Choose to walk rather than ride in the car or take the stairs rather than the elevator. Simply choosing in the moment over time will result in positive body changes such as feeling more energetic which makes you want to move your body more. Feeling lighter in the body both emotionally and your physical weight.

I would love to hear your comments on the choices that define what your healthy and strong functioning body feels like and how you manifest it for yourself.

All the best in 2017!

“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
― Rumi, Essential Rumi
Madeline Black
*From "Centered" Introduction page xv-xvii