Make just one resolution
Let’s talk about resolutions. Got any? Run more; join a gym; cycle to work? All good ideas. But making a resolution about them may not be the right approach. Turn it in to a chore, something you have to do, and you may just miss the point.
Because, really, the point is this: using your body is an experience, a vital one. Like food, or sex. It should not be a chore.
Don’t run up a hill because you have to. Do it because you can. One day you won’t be able to.
When I’m confined to an armchair, gazing out at the birds, I want to have run up hills and thrown myself in to icy pools and climbed things and have a few aches and pains to serve as a reminder of a life lived in my body.
Don’t do it to get thinner, to live longer, to be healthier. Those are byproducts. Don’t do it for the outcome, do it for the process.