Wednesday, January 05, 2011
I'm borrowing this phrase from my husband. He first heard it when he was little and thought that everyone was shouting Happy New You instead of Happy New Year on New Years Eve. Somehow his sister and cousin got on board with this idea, but they went into all the bathrooms and shouted Happy New You into the toilets. While I will skip the toilet shouting I am going to start the New Year off with a new me. My husband and I have bought healthy foods and we ordered a treadmill as our Christmas present to each other. It arrives in 7-10 days and I do have to say I am excited for it! I have made it a goal of mine to run the Stillwater Half Marathon on May 29th and I hope I don't have as many injuries when training for it as I did when I was trying to train for my last half marathon. My husband always having to one up me decided he is going to run a marathon. While I am competitive by nature I know that I will not enjoy training for a marathon because you have to be even more dedicated and it is more time consuming than a half so I will stick with my half. Not to mention that if I do get pregnant I don't want to stress my body out so bad that I exhaust myself.
The other part of the new me is going to stress less. I am a very type A personality when it comes to some things (except the cleanliness of my house
) . Whenever I get stressed it seems like a lot of my energy gets absorbed by whatever I'm stressing about even if it is silly. Luckily for me my husband is a very Type B personality and he helps me put things in perspective. I need to do this for my health and for my sanity. We have a lot of family issues going on and I have to realize that they really don't involve me so I need to just let it go.
So with that said I wish everyone at SparkPeople a Happy New You! Keep going on your journey and lets do this together!