Okay I promised a year end blog. I am not making any resolutions I am just going to continue on the way I have been in the past.
In 2012 I managed to:
-Maintain my weight between 110-120 pounds.
-Be more open about my feelings and discuss them rather than wallow in them.
-Start a new education for what I hope will be a better career path for me and in turn my family.
-Run a 10K competitive race with my youngest child.
-Encouraged my older child to run the same race with me in 2013.
-Accept my body the way it is and try to celebrate it.
-(related to above) I got my belly pierced and was excited when I got new jewelry for it for Christmas.
-Go for a weekly walk with my older child.
Reflecting on the past year, I have come to realize that your attitude is what it is all about. If you talk negatively to yourself eventually you believe that the negatives are all that you are. I started 2012 with a rather poor attitude and it showed. I didn't care about how I looked or what I wore. I simply donned my uniform for work and that was the best I really looked. Then I realized that the only person who could change my way of thinking was ME.
To change my thinking and remind myself how far I had come from a fitness stand point I did the craziest thing I could think of, I got my belly pieced. It was somehow liberating and now I don't want to back slide for fear of messing up the piercing site. I know it isn't for everyone but now I have something that I think is cute and sexy and no one but me has to know about it. I am not wandering around in tiny little half-tops to show it off. I mean come on at 40 I don't think that is the fashion statement I want to make.
For 2013 my only goals are to finish school and get a second job so that I can pay off the credit cards we have and maybe save enough to replace my poor stove, which still works but it is getting hard to find replacement parts for.
I want to wish all my Spark Friends a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year
. Take care and when next we meet it shall be a fresh start with a new calender.