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Ahh the start of a new year

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Here it is again, the start of a New Year and the beginning of so many New Year's Resolutions. I've never been one for resolutions or the way they make me feel, do it or you're a failure seems to be the mentality around them. I feel like this year though would be a good one to start a tradition of taking care of myself.

For the last few months I've felt like an old lady, much older than my age even. It hurts to walk, it is impossible to run, keeping up with my kids seems like a lesson in futility and I am ALWAYS tired. I've noticed that when people ask me how I am I'm telling them I'm tired more than anything else and thinking, isn't that something you hear people at the end of their lives saying?

I've made the choice to change it. I need to be an active mom and show my kids healthy habits. I want to feel good and hurt less (which goes hand in hand). This is my year to do so. I love myself enough to make the change.

I started by going out last night and getting my vitamins, protein power, skim milk and supplies. I'm not going to spend a lot on getting healthy; I shouldn't have to spend a lot to do it. It should be a part of my everyday life. I'd still like to get a journal to write down my progress and see trends when I'm having trouble.

- So far today I've had a good start and I feel good about the changes I'm making. I woke up and instead of having a large sugary cup of coffee I started with a 32 oz cup of water and drank it on my way to work. Not exactly the kick start that I wanted but it made me feel more awake none the less. I took my vitamins, washed my face and brushed my teeth then started off for work. I'm also trying to give up my terrible habit of chewing on ice, it’s making my teeth ache and I'm told it's really bad for me all around. Things feel good so far... Wish me luck!
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MICHIGANLORI 1/1/2013 1:34PM

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A big welcome from the SP Class of “December 30 – January 5, 2013”. I wish you success in your journey to a healthy lifestyle. This website has it all: the tools, the resources, the teams and their challenges, and the amazing support!

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If it hurts to walk. Start out slow. When I first joined SP, it hurt for me to walk too (feet, ankles and hips). This year I logged over 1,100 miles. It took some hard work to get to where I'm at. If I can do this, you can too.

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