I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to hold myself accountable to my one word (“simplify“) for this year, and I think what I’m going to do is try to set a new challenge for myself each week. I may not meet all of them, but whenever I can, I’ll find ways to simplify one thing at a time.
This week, I simplified my fitness. I’ve been a member of the rec center at my institution for a few years now, and I always struggle to get over there at lunch time to work out – one hour is just not enough time for a good workout, shower and make-up, plus travel time to and from the gym. And since it takes me a half-hour to drive into work, nighttime and weekend workouts just don’t happen. Sean joined a gym that’s about five minutes from our house a few months ago, and he’s been suggesting I join it for awhile, but I’ve avoided it for financial reasons (plus, it seems absurd to belong to two gyms – at least to me). But I finally decided to bite the bullet and do it – and then I’ll just drop my other gym membership since I never use it. Workouts will be in the mornings or evenings after Aedan is in bed, and we can still go on the weekends. There is daycare and a family pool and rock-climbing wall, so even Aedan will be able to enjoy something there.
Week one challenge complete: my workout has been simplified.
How are you living your one word or resolutions for the new year?