At the end of 2014, I thought about writing about the best products of the year … But then I realized, it’s not about what you BUY, but about who you ARE.
Then I happened to hear Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” and I realized that the last day of the year is a great time to take a look at the man or woman in the mirror. As Michael Jackson sang it:
“I’m Starting With The Man In
I’m Asking Him To Change
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
… Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change”
We spend so much time criticizing other people (this is a major personal fault of mine, anyway), but this is really just destructive. We cannot change other people. The only real way to make a change in the world is to change yourself!
As Gandhi said: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
In fact, I think one of the most beautiful things about human beings is that we are always trying to be better.
A vision of our better future selves drives so much of what we do – getting an education, getting married, starting a family – and of course, starting to get fitter and healthier.
So I am kicking off 2015 by adopting a healthier lifestyle. I am going to be eating better and exercising more. I plan to get much fitter this year, and also to lose weight. I plan to ensure that I live longer, so that I can continue to enjoy being with my loved ones for that much longer.
To motivate me and my readers, I am also kicking off 2015 with a series of posts about how to live a healthier life. These posts will be informative and inspirational.
I will start at 6.00 a.m. on New Year’s Day 2015 with a post about 3 steps to a healthier 2015. And no, they are NOT join a gym, go on a diet and cut out carbs! They are much simpler than that, yet also much more profound. The puppy is a clue …
That post will have an added bonus – I belong to a bloggers’ group, and between us we have come up with 41 posts about how to make 2015 your best year ever. I will have links to all of those posts at the end of my post.
Following up on that, I will publish several more posts that really nail down how you can use cycling to lose weight and get fitter, drawing on the wisdom of several cycling experts.
I will also be announcing the publication of our cookbook! Click here to read all about the recipes that helped us lose weight without actually dieting.
So, going into 2015, let’s take a look in the mirror and …
Make that change!
I’m working on my resolutions right now. What are yours?
Do You Want to Get Fit with Cycling in 2015?
If you seriously want to get fit with cycling, check out my Average Joe Cyclist’s Beginner Cyclist Training Plan: Phase 1.
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