December is now upon us (can you believe it?!), which means it is time to start looking ahead to the new year. What is often overlooked, however, is reflecting on your past year. I joined a council of women with Molly Mahar over at Stratejoy.com where I am working with a group of 40+ women to wrap up our 2011 in order to plan for, and have, a successful 2012.
The biggest thing I have learned thus far is the importance of gratitude. Molly had us spend 3 minutes writing down all of the good that happened to us in 2011, and then 3 minutes on all the bad. What I found was that despite how I felt about things in the moment, I had waymore good than bad. In fact, I couldn’t fill the full 3 minutes of bad, yet I needed more time to capture all of the good.
Despite any of the bad that I went through this year, and believe me, I had my share of it, the good outweighed it, and I am so thankful for the life I am able to call my own and all of the lessons I was able to learn from the “bad”.
So what does this have to do with fitness? EVERYTHING. No matter what happened to you in 2011, we all have our own stories, let’s rejoice for having bodies that we are able to sculpt and mold. Let’s rejoice for being in the percent of people who care about their bodies and want to see positive results. Let’s be proud of the fact that every mile we log helps a charity that is near and dear to all of our hearts. Let’s celebrate all of our fitness related accomplishments this year, no matter the size, so that we can go to and even fitter 2012.
You are a beautiful, fabulous, BeeWell For Life rockstar. Spend some time today reflecting on that and how you are going to make 2012 even better.
Now I want to hear from you. What fabulous things happened to you in 2011? What did you learn from the not-so-good things? What are your grateful for this year?