For me this resolution has to be a lifestyle change to help me move forward in the best physical way. I am reminded of my physiotherapist's mantra, he says you have to train hard to play hard. I'm doing it, I have to. There may be more disabilities in my future from the very structure of my being, but I don't want to ever wonder if I did enough to help myself. So many people have joints replaced these days that it isn't hard to look around and see the differences in people.
I have known people who have had their knees replaced and limp along for years afterward. Then I have known others who have had the same surgery and are travelling, climbing mountains and so on. Everyone is different, I realize that, but the common differences I see is that those who exercise and do physical therapy do far better then those who don't, or just give it lip service.
On these cold winter mornings going to Physio is a chore. I would far rather stay at home and not induce the kind of pain Physio causes. The biggest challenge is putting on a bathing suit and getting into a pool this time of year. That is the kind of pain I have to be willing to endure to get to where I need to be.
Wether is is a better body; better job, or better marriage or higher marks at school it all requires wanting it, and a willingness to do the work required to get there. Maybe you will discover what you thought you wanted you didn't really want at all, the cost may be too high. I'm reminded of an article I read which explains this beautifully.
Happy New year everybody, may you want something enough to do the work to get there, because isn't life with a purpose better lived then one without.