And just like that, we’re three days into a brand new year. Goodbye 2018, hello 2019. Or, um, as the cool kids might say, thank you, NEXT.
This year, I joyfully opted out of New Year’s festivities, highlight reels, the best nines, resolutions, goal setting, and all the rah, rah, rah that comes at us each new year ad nauseam. I woke up on New Year’s Day before the sun (way, way, wayyyyy before the sun – thanks Colby) and I didn’t feel any different. In fact, I wasn’t any different. I went about my day like I would any other Tuesday. I fed my son, went on a run with Gixo, made breakfast, taught yoga, hung out with my family, worked, and did some much needed clean up around the house.
To put it even more simply, I continued putting one foot in front of the other.
Now don’t get me wrong, my lack of celebration for the new year ahead isn’t because I dread it or because I had a bad 2018. In fact, I’d say I had a pretty magical 2018 (all politics aside, of course).
It’s just that I don’t need a highlight reel, or a declarative statement to define who I am, where I’m headed, or what I want to become, I just need to keep moving. Forward progress is really all that ever matters – in life, career, and even fitness – as long as you keep moving, you’ll keep growing, learning and evolving. I don’t know about you but I don’t need a special countdown or champagne toast to remind me of that.
And this year, like every other year, I just want to take each day as it comes and use my time – the most valuable and precious thing we have – as wisely as I can. I don’t know what 2019 holds and neither do you (unless you’re a wizard) but what I do know is that I’m going to continue to do my best. I’m going to show up for myself and for others, and I’m going to give myself the space, time, and grace to laugh, live, love, and make mistakes along the way.
I hope you’ll step into this new year with me, one foot in front of the other, knowing that it will be imperfect, beautiful, messy, and worth it.
And as I continue to move forward with this big, messy, beautiful thing we call life, I invite you all to join me and connect with me on fitness, parenting, and outdoor adventuring!
Want to move forward with me in fitness? Join me as I pass the #FitForward all year long with Gixo. Try a FREE class by using my link here and make sure you’re part of the best fitness community EVER (we have a super special summer event, comin’ atcha real soon).
Want to share all of life’s precious (and disgusting) moments? Or vent about the real struggle that is mom brain? Let’s connect on Parent Riot.
Want to get outdoors more? Share your adventures? And meet other like minded outdoor adventurers? Join Stoke Life here!
Stay sweaty (and keep moving forward!).
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Gixo through my partnership with Sweat Pink. That said, all opinions, New Year ranting, thoughts, words, and grammatical errors are my very own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach communities.
Kathy saysJanuary 5, 2019 at 6:57 am
What exciting new adventures Jamie! I wish we had had Parent Riot when my boys were younger!
Jamie saysJanuary 9, 2019 at 8:07 pm
Ahhh, yes, it’s the best to have a group of parents to vent and laugh with!