It’s embarrassing not to have posted anything in December 2014 after being so consistent in November 2014. December taught me that it isn’t always possible to make it happen. Sometimes enough impediments pile up that no matter how strong your intentions, discipline and routines are, forward progress isn’t possible.

For most of December I was taking medicine for a nagging health problem (now gone) that caused me to feel weak and tired. This made consistent exercise and workouts impossible. This was doubly frustrating because exercise is a key source of stress relief and clear thinking for me.

All this, combined with time consuming distractions at work, holiday season madness, and a two week road trip with my family were a knock-out punch for extinguishing my morning and evening routines. Now that I’m back home and settling in again I feel rested and ready to go again, though the first few days of 2015 I felt lost and directionless.

January is About Restarting

I know restarting is key for getting back on track. Here are the challenges I’m laying out for myself as I reboot into 2015. I’m committing to do these things for the rest of January 2015, starting today! Feel free to ask me how I’m doing on these goals.

  • Morning routine starting every day at 5 a.m. or earlier
  • YAYOG workouts at least every other day (no more than one day off between workouts–since June 2014 my rule has been two days which worked well. Now I want to re-build strength and establish more momentum).
  • Evening routine
  • At least 10 blog posts

Each month I pick a new habit build or challenge I want to meet. I’m not adding any new habits this month. Instead I’m rebooting and going deeper with habits I previously established to build the best foundation I know for myself to serve the year ahead. I have big hopes for 2015 and believe it will be a pivotal year on a number of levels.

Over to You

What are you committing to for January 2015?