Cheers to the new year! I don’t know about you, but 2019 kicked my ass. Don’t get me wrong, there were some great moments, but there were also some unfortunate, dark ones. My maternal grandmother passed away in October, and when she left this Earth, a part of me went with her. I basically stopped giving a fuck about everything and ate and drank my way through Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Now that it’s 2020, the holiday hangover is real.
On December 30, 2019, I decided to embark on a personal fitness challenge. Like most Americans, I gained ten or so pounds over the holidays, which I can mostly attribute to eating my feelings. I appear to be a relatively fit person, but in reality, my clothes don’t fit as well as I’d like, and I am starting from scratch in terms of an exercise plan. My main goal right now is to fit my new Levi’s skinny jeans and keep myself out of the funk of depression.
Exercise has been helping me in my grieving process; I feel like I could easily go off the deep end if I don’t have some physical and emotional release. Thankfully my blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar are all healthy but my endurance and energy levels needed a boost. Before now, I haven’t had a bonafide fitness goal in years.
So in the spirit of “new year, new decade, new me” one of my goals is to return to consistency in fitness, eating right, and wellness. Ultimately I’m working out so I can look and feel good. My grandmother lived to the age of 90 because she lived a healthy-ish, well-balanced life. I will be honoring her legacy by doing the same.
Do you have any 2020 personal fitness goals? Share in the comments!