Reward Yourself for 2010: A Look Back

And I took the road less traveled ...

As we close out the year, so many of us are looking forward.  What will 2011 bring?  Can I be healthier, slimmer, richer, happier, more calm, more well-traveled?  January 1st brings with it endless opportunities to change for the better and strive just a little bit more for our dreams to materialize.

Please just take a moment and acknowledge 2010.  You’ve done amazing things, accomplished some unlikely feats, survived a mishap or two with aplomb.  Just take a moment and remember where you’ve been.

I know from interacting with you here and on Twitter that some of you have run 5Ks, 10Ks, even marathons for the first time.  Some of you have overcome your fear of the gym; some of you have learned to love yourself a little bit more.

Think about where you were this time last year and what you were hoping for 2010.  I bet you got a lot further than you thought.

Here’s what I’m proud of:

  • Graduated from “cocktail” blogger to a real blogger with posts five days a week
  • Spoke at my first conference!  (I guess I did alright because I’m speaking at two more in 2011.)
  • Wrote my first eBook
  • Started a regular practice of meditation
  • Right-sized my Pilates studios
  • Really played with my family, all sorts of new things like indoor trampoline, kayaking, and hiking
  • Got a little bit better at asking for help

Please share your accomplishments and give yourself a pat on the back.  I wish you all a wonderful 2011 and a big ol’ hug to all my readers for creating such a great community here with me.

xoxoxo

Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

3 Responses to Reward Yourself for 2010: A Look Back

  1. Cynthia (It All Changes) December 30, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    I ran a 10K and worked the rehab after injury to get back to running.

    I built a strong community of friends from blogging.

    I took control of my allergy situation and am getting better instead of “just dealing.” It is making me stronger and happier.

  2. Lisa Johnson December 30, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Cynthia that’s awesome, a great list … I’ve been working on my allergy stuff too. Congrats!

  3. Kris @Krazy_kris December 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Very nice Lisa! Well, I eat breakfast every day & am liking exercise. So those are big in my book – I have to celebrate those since I didn’t climb a mountain or anything LOL. Rita’s 2010 Celebrations have been really cool to see – everyone is on such a cool journey (including yours truly).
    http://fitblogger.ca/tag/celebrate-2010/

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