Thursday, December 29, 2011

The New Year is upon us now, and everyone is busy making resolutions.  I now use the word "goals" instead of "resolutions," and yes, I too, have been making my list. I have lots of little things I want to do, but was unsure what my main focus or goal would be for this year till I read a blog entry from Wendy at healthy girl's kitchen.

Wendy wrote earlier in a December blog post that the most important question you should ask yourself when you’re hungry or want to eat is, “How do I want to feel?”

She’s right on the money, I do believe, and I think this revelation is not only motivational, but empowering. I am using this question to help guide me as I enter a new year of a continued healthier lifestyle. It will not only serve as my guide on the healthier road my family and I are traveling , but personally, I think it will help me to stay on the right track and to not wander too far off into past bad habits. I am posting it on the fridge and on my bathroom mirror so that this question becomes a constant for me.

How do I want to feel?

It seems so simple, but anyone who has struggled with weight loss or health concerns because of weight knows that the struggle is never easy. Worth it, yes; easy, no.

And so, this is my top goal for the New Year: to stay true to myself and true to the answer of the question,  How do I want to feel? I honestly think that this question, and my personal answer to it, will guide me this year, and that all else health-wise will just fall into place. I have other goals for this New Year too, but this is my #1 goal: to ask myself the question frequently, and to try my best to answer honestly.

Thank you, Wendy, for asking this question in the first place.

1 comment:

Wendy (Healthy Girl) said...

Great post Shannon, and I totally agree, that question can be our guiding thought to get us to where we want to be. The trick is to remember to ask it, and it sounds like you are on the right path.