New Year’s Resolutions

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by abbyryandesign. Infographics by Visually.

“What’s your New Year’s resolution?” Oh my, such a cliché! I can almost picture various TV show hosts asking their unsuspecting guests this timely question. Déjà vu? Yeah, that’s because we’ve all been asked the same thing year after year.

I think New Year’s resolutions are broken promises looming into the horizon. And I’m just as guilty as everyone making such pledges and then forgetting them as soon as they’re said. So instead of coming up with one, I’ll just have New Year’s goals. They say goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound). Whatever. I’ll share my three fitness-related objectives for 2014:

1. Become more active in yoga – I really want to work on my flexibility. I know practicing yoga regularly will yield a more flexible body plus a million more other benefits. Towards the end of the year, I hope to be able to do one or two of those complex, acrobatic-ish poses. Fortunately, I enjoy being calm and on zen mode in yoga just as much as being nasty and intense in martial arts.

2. Keep on improving in Filipino Martial Arts – Oh yeah. Of course. No explanation needed. I have a long way to go. I aim to get better on all aspects—execution, speed, timing, fluidity etc. I want to join one intense Kali training camp or similar this year. Maybe add/try another Kali teacher into the mix.

3. Add a new sport, preferably team sports and not martial arts related – This is most likely going to be Flag football, as some of my friends are already into it. I’m not sure if I’m going to like it but I’m willing to give it a chance. Any other suggestions?

There’s really something about the New Year that makes people hopeful and optimistic. And willing to change. Why don’t we keep that positive energy all year round, shall we? Happy New Year!

For evaluation purposes, I might update this post middle and end of the year. What about you, any New Year’s SMART goal/s? Please share in the comment below! 😀


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