Friday, January 03, 2014
Lots of ups, downs, unexpected twists in 2013. Its hard to stay on the road when everything keeps shifting - literally, there were times due to health issues that when I walked it was as if an earthquake was going on. At times like these, not so easy to be sure that I am taking vitamins, eating well, etc. Then one of the hardest parts was and is physically not being able to be as active as before - walking still limited to very short distances for me. Sure appreciated those quads this summer - was raised country and if I can't be outside, enjoying God's creation, well it can get kind of ugly. So there is now another twist - but this one ought to be a good path. DH is totally on for living healthy - and this is a man who is beyond determined once he makes a decision. Though he sort of joined along before with me, he had his own stashes of packaged cookies, etc and it had been harder lately not joining in with him on letting down my resolve in some areas. We have 30 years of being partners in almost every area - ran a business together, have almost always spent all day together (as in 24 hours), went on the road together with our son while raising him, ride Harleys, dirtbikes, quads together, love and live for God together,etc. So having separate eating, lifestyle routines is not easy. Looking like this is something we will do together also now. So it is time for me to start once again doing those things that are needed. Back to consistent vitamins, kefir, upping those fruits and veggies, hoping to make these habits that are just part of my daily routine. I know the New Year finds many full of resolutions, but for me this is not that. It is more part of a journey that started quite a ways back. And this blog is just a reminder that life happens, things get in the way, one learns, and it is important to just keep pressing on incorporating the new lessons and putting into practice what works. Most of all, each of us is here with a plan and purpose for our lives - I want to live out that plan and purpose God has for me, doing all I can to take care of all the gifts He has given me (which includes this body).