Saturday, January 01, 2011
The first day of the first month of 2011. I have been blessed with starting another year. I have so much to be thankful for -- family, friends, jobs, ministry opportunities, etc. I am excited about the possibilities that this year holds. My kids are growing so quickly and developing their own interests and abilities. It will be fun to see that continue in the coming months. My husband and I are both still employed and blessed with many wonderful coworkers. We are planning to pay off our house by the beginning of April -- that will free up a lot of money to go after our next round of priorities!
I have struggled during November and December with my healthy living journey. Seemed like when the weather got colder, I didn't make the adjustment very well to working out indoors. And I eat better and more consciously when I am working out. So today I sat down and set some healthy living goals and came up with a list of non-food rewards. I also got in a fantastic workout on the treadmill and followed that up with some strength training. My workout made me feel terrific and want to be much more aware of my eating. It has been a great day and I feel so much better.
I know what I need to do to feel better and get the weight from the last two months off. It is up to me to find the motivation and discipline to do what I need to do each day. So here is to making wise choices and reaching those goals in the coming months. I know I share this journey with so many others. May we all encourage each other along the way!