1/15/14

New Year's Resolution

It’s that time again folks. Everyone has their list out and Drew wrote a fantastic article on how to do it right. So, to get a little more personal in this new year, I thought I’d share mine with you all.


The first is to stay paleo for 365 days. Now when I say that, I don’t mean what society and the paleo gurus say that paleo is. Instead I mean what paleo means to me: natural and gluten free and staying away from the sorts of foods that cause intestinal bloating and inflammation. Even though I seem to be fuzzy on these from time to time, my intelligent husband usually keeps me accountable and helps while grocery shopping and cooking. The only exception to this is when it becomes an idol. My relationship with God is more important than new year’s resolution. Therefore, when I neglect taking the Lord ’s Supper to maintain my resolution, I am not really completing my resolution. I am failing it.

The second is to rely on my planner less. I am OCD and love my planner. Many even joke that it is my Bible. I carry it everywhere and I feel naked without it. This is not okay and my challenge is to live more without it doing what God calls me to instead of what is written in my planner.

The last is to stay off of technology when it doesn’t matter. I do not have to live my life glued to a computer or iphone just because it is there or because I am bored. There’s always something to do or someone to talk to. It’s amazing what happens when my focus becomes not about myself.

There are a few others I am including but aren’t resolutions, more like everyday life changes. These I know I will fail because I am not perfect. However, it doesn’t mean I cannot try. I want to strive to be more positive and optimistic. I desire to let the little things go and not let them bother me as much. I yearn to appreciate what I have. And finally I want to treat others with more love and kindness, even if they require more grace.

I think it is important that we all make goals and resolutions and strive to be better individuals. However, it should not risk you losing who God made you to be or your health or safety. But, whatever they happen to be, we’re here to help you and encourage you get through not only the first couple of months but the whole year. Share your resolutions with us and Endu all year long.

Our Woman Writer has illustrated her list of goals right here before you. The very first day of the new year she turned to me and asked, "What are your resolutions?" Whether or not we write them down we have some sort of annual goal chiseled away in our heads. So, just as she did to me, I am asking you, tribe Endu, what are your goals and how can we help keep you accountable? -  ENDU

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BS, MS - exercise Physiology
EPC - Board Certified Exercise Physiologist

Published Thesis
The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance


The Effects of Glucose Supplementation on Barbell Velocity and Fatiguability in Weightlifting - A pilot study"

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.