1. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.
2. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.
My word for 2012 is discipline. I feel like I've made great strides this year with my eating and exercise, but I really want to focus on being disciplined. Not only do I want to be disciplined in my body, but also in my mind and spirit. The more I practice self-control and make good choices, hopefully the easier it will become. I really want to make this a lifestyle change and not just a diet for a year, get to goal, and then go back to the way I was eating before. This year I'm really going to focus on being disciplined in every area of my life. We may not always feel like making good food choices or working out, but it produces good results in the end.
What are you focusing on for 2012?
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11