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A New Year of Hope Plus Personal Training Discount

It's really hard to believe it's already a new year. 2013 seems like a blur right now. In looking back at my New Year's post from last year, I think I fully embraced my word: Change.

I don't intend on letting go of that word. I'll just add it into my vocabulary for this upcoming year. I don't set out specific goals or resolutions. But I love the idea of giving myself a word for the year.

Last year was going to be a year of change one way or another (I mean, every day is change if you want to be honest), and I wanted to remind myself that change can be a good thing. I think it's important to embrace it rather than fight it.

In 2012, I set out to live fuller. I think Change goes well with Living Fuller and this year I want to expand on those ideas. I think Hope will be my word for the year.

Hope ...
  1. To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment.
  2. To have confidence; trust.
  3. To look forward to with confidence or expectation.
  4. We hope that our children will be successful.
  5. To expect and desire.

I think "hope" can often have a slightly different connotation in that it can sound like you're just sitting back, wishing for something without acting (see #5). But what I want out of Hope is to have confidence, to look forward to my days, to look forward to fulfilling my goals. This means I must work hard of course. I know I will also have to accept Change as I'm Living Fuller.

Things won't always go as planned. But I can have Hope that everything will work out in the end, hopefully for the better.

Do you set goals, resolutions? Do you have a word for the year or perhaps a phrase? 

Part of my Hope is that I help others through my personal training and/or running coach certifications. And, because it is the start to a new year and many people vow to live healthier, I want to extend the following offer from Where's the Beach Fitness, LLC.


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