1. training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character
2. control gained by enforcing obedience or order
Since the summer of 2012, I have lacked discipline. Not all the time, but too much of the time. I have let my weight do the slow crawl back up. While I was at 209 at the beginning of the summer, I am somewhere close to 220 now.
With the new year, I was, of course, thinking about this and making a resolution to lose weight. As I thought about it, I wondered if doing that is what I really needed to resolve to do. Is there something more I needed to resolve to do.
The word “discipline” kept coming to my mind.
Not to resolve to lose weight, but resolve to be disciplined in what and how much I eat.
Not to resolve to exercise more, but resolve to be disciplined in my exercise regimen.
I like it. There is almost a manly warrior feeling to it.
So for me, 2013 will be the year of DISCIPLINE. (picture me here with a steely-eyed look)