Why is it so hard to follow a weight loss regime? It seems like I make the same New Year’s resolution every year only to wind up with the same results . . . unattained goals. “This year it’s going to be different”, I tell myself. But why should I expect a different outcome?
My dad would always say “if you keep doing what you’ve been doing you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.” I find that to be so true.
So for the coming year, I plan to make a change. The first thing that I am going to do is make ‘me’ a priority. Women tend to make everything in their lives a priority: the children, the husband, the house, the church, the job, everything and everyone but themselves. But how can we be everything to everyone if we don’t take care of ourselves?
Women, it is important to live a well-balanced life. We need to be emotionally, spiritually and physically whole. Journey to Wellness (a Women of the ELCA resource) can help you start the year off right and get you on track to leading a healthy lifestyle. To obtain my ESP goals in 2014, I plan to worry less (emotional), meditate and reflect often (spiritual) and workout more (physical).
If you want to be all you can be in 2014, remember to take time for yourself. You can do it!
Deborah Calvert is the associate executive director.
In this photo, Bobbi Thomas (left), Lynn Albers and Millie Dick pose after the Run, Walk & Roll at the Eighth Triennial Gathering (2011). The Run, Walk & Roll supports our health initiative, Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls. Plan to participate now at the Ninth Triennial Gathering (2014). Photo by Elizabeth McBride.