It is the time for resolutions and goal making. So…
During the holiday season I spent time with my family which helped me in remembering the importance of family and the lack of importance of all the other stuff. You know the stuff you waste your time worrying about. (Maybe y’all don’t worry about useless stuff but I sure do.)
Anyways, I would like to paint a picture of words, you can glimpse into my family room for a brief Christmas moment. (I’ll imagine you outside the window like Scrooge and the ghost of Christmas present.)
We were gathered around the Christmas Tree. My sister-in-law is sitting on the couch, with her adorable two year old son in his Santa feety-pajamas to the right of her. My thirty-something single brother is just walking past the tree and headed out of the room, when he is caught by the conversation and pulled back in by my other brother the one who is happy little family is settled on the couch. He comments on the fact my single brother isn’t the same skinny punk he use to be. My two sisters and I encircle the couch and join the conversation just as it turns in to a fitness chat.
Ryan Gosling’s abs are, of course are brought up. We all said how we needed a six pack. Almost instantly, I have my hand in the center of the group and I once again. “Ryan Gosling’s abs on three,” I say. I never know when people will join in my silly pacts or not. I thought this one would be a go though because my family is a fitness originated family. (….at least we have been at different stages in our life.) But this time I was not disappointed as five hands entered in with out hesitation. I was then surprised by the tiny little hand that joined in. It made me smile. We shouted, “1, 2, 3, Ryan Gosling’s abs”, and some of us giggle.
The thing about goals is that, “A goal with out a plan is just a wish.” Larry Elder said that. It is true. So I have been trying to figure out a way to put this goal into action.
Goals need to be:
- Specific (Ryan-like, a.k.a. F-bomb worthy)
- Measurable (Next New Years I compare my six pack Ryan’s)
- Attainable ( Sure is, it isn’t like I said I’ll be dating Ryan. I can totally do some crunches.)
- Time Bound (Once again, Next New Years.)
I think it is a good thing that we decided to do this as a family because then I have an awesome support group all set up already. “Amazing Abs,” they all will say when they get our family next years Christmas photo from the beach.