Begin Again In 2017

by Willie on January 2, 2017

in Begin Again, Daily, Fitness, Goals, Weight Loss

Welcome to 2017!

How was your holiday season? I hope you had an incredible time with family and friends. My holiday season ended with the birth of my daughter. Being a dad is such an amazing feeling. I never thought I would feel it. I’m extremely blessed to have her in my life. Mom is recovering extremely well and baby is adjusting to being home.

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Now, it’s time to get down to business.

Over the past year, I have definitely put a lot of things on the back burner. My health and well-being being the two activities that get put to the side.

2016 was a good year overall. It started off with a bang with being flown to New York to be on the Today Show. The year ended with a bang as well with the birth of our daughter. The middle was a bit of living day to day. But I can’t complain at all. It’s been a really good year but I lost my way with my goals for the year.

In my meditation practice, the phrase “Begin Again” always comes up. You get lost in a thought. You forget to meditate for a few days. You simply return to your breathing or your practice and begin again.

This phrase “Begin Again” is no different with a weight loss journey. You lost your way. You got derailed for a bit. Return to your journey and get back on track.

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I have to admit that I was on the pregnancy diet. I didn’t care about what I put in my mouth. It just seemed like the easier option at the time. That resulted in my weight gain for the majority of 2016. That was a bad idea in hindsight.

In 2017, I’m changing all that. I’m making a commitment to get not only my health back on track but other parts of my life as well. (More on that later)

My health is important and without it I can’t do things that I want to do for my family. So, I have to make health my #1 priority. As long as I put in the effort and work to be better than yesterday, that’s all that matters. If I lose my way, all I have to remember is to Begin Again.

What goals are you working towards in 2017?

What is the one goal that you want to make a priority in 2017?

  • Emily Moss Whitehead

    Everyday is a new beginning. Congrats on the new baby and on begingin again!

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