Tuesday, January 01, 2013
So today is January 1st. My New Years resolution?.............I didn't make one. Why?.......I made a New Years resolution many, many years ago to NEVER make another New Years Resolution. I probably hold the record for sticking to a resolution the longest.
I have always felt that in order to make change, it had to be something I was ready to accept. So knowing that it was January 1st, and being with a group of people all making their potential changes verbal, I never felt like it was a sincere attempt for change (at least for me). Any time I have ever been successful in making significant changes (such as quitting smoking), I was mentally ready.
So here it is - in writing!!!! I am mentally ready to make a change. Not because it's January 1st, but because I'm ready. I need and want to be in a more positive place both mentally and physically. When my body feels better because of proper eating and consistent exercise, I mentally feel better too!
I have always been a private person when it comes to my struggles about anything, so blogging about this is a big step for me. I have been a member of Spark for several months now, and have consistently signed in to keep my head in the game. I have not lost much weight during that time - however - I have not gained the weight I probably would have, had I not been visiting and reading others stories. For me, that is my positive - I am still here, reading daily. I have realized that reading through the thoughts that others have so graciously taken the time to share, has helped me in my own personal struggles. Knowing that someone else has experienced the same hurdles and overcome them, gives me hope and strength to keep my journey going.
With all that said, I vow (to myself) to make every effort to continue Sparking, and to continue with this new venture of blogging. I hope that whatever words my fingers create on this space can make a difference for someone else.
Happy New Year to all! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU................You are making a difference in my life!!!!