Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 2: Health & Fitness]

Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 2]

I’m going to make 12 fresh starts in 12 life areas over the next 12 days.

I don’t expect to succeed at everything, but I want to give a bunch of things a try. Join me!

Day 1: Personal Development

My Day 1 Fresh Start was to raise my weights in Body Pump class for biceps and shoulders.

Report:

✔ Shoulders

✔ It was only a 45-minute class and we didn’t do biceps – but I compensated by using weights for the lunge track. I figure I deserve a tick for that!

Day 2: Health & Fitness6a00c22527fc608e1d00fad6a1f0b20005-500pi

Today my fresh start is from category 2: To give up something. I’m giving up Smith’s Cheese & Onion Chips – at least for September.

I don’t usually believe in giving up things you love, and I find that with most things a morsel a day keeps the bingeing away.

But this addiction has become a little extreme, so I’m happy to try the turkey from the fridge.

I’ll let you know how I go tomorrow – when I’ll make my third fresh start – in Career & Business.

What About You?

Think of your own Health & Fitness goals and plans. In what area could you:

  • Start something new or try something you haven’t done, eaten, read, or experienced before
  • Give up something – maybe a habit that undermines you or an obligation that weighs you down
  • Do more of something – be specific about ‘more’, but don’t be overly-ambitious
  • Do less of something – be specific about ‘less’, but don’t be overly-ambitious

I hope you’ll choose something and join me!

Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_mason/ / CC BY 2.0

Michele Connolly

Michele Connolly is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.

5 thoughts on “Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 2: Health & Fitness]

  1. Jessica says:

    i think this fresh start program is great, day 1 i decided to start reading for a half an hour before bed everynight i love reading but never make time to do it unless its for school, and day 2 i am giving up chocolate bars, this might be difficult but my body will thank me.

  2. Olivia says:

    Ok you twisted my arm. I believe I will start my 12 day beginings. Day1- Find a new friend. In my life of raising eight children, traveling all over with my husbands work, I have had no real time to make friends. I am a mom, wife who is friendless. If I were to die tommorow I am not sure who would show up other than the kids. Lol. It would be wonderful to have a best friend and not be such a loner. So I will put myself out there to meeting new people. Day2- Go to the gym and work on cardiovasculer training.Day3- Plan on going back to school. Day4- Get back on an airplane. I have not flown since I saw and heard a plane crash. I want to travel overseas but can’t go by car now can I??? Day5- Start writing again. I loved to write when I was in school. Day6- Give up cheese for one month. I love cheese. Day 6,7,8,9,10,11,12. Need more time. Thanks for the article it is great. I have been inspired by a real person not some phoney who has never had a problem in there life.

  3. Tricia in England says:

    Your photo is very appropriate! Tricia got off the bus one stop early to collect some windfall apples – and carried an extra 6 lb bag across the motorway bridge and up that godawful steep hill. The one where even experienced drivers avoid a hill start.

    The apples mark the start of the apple crumble season (humble crumble we call it) with cinnamon to protect against flu.

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