Tuesday, December 31, 2013
This has been kind of a roller coaster year in terms of weight and health, but I'm definitely ending on a high note. Since starting yoga right after Thanksgiving, I've lost ten pounds! I've been sort of gaining and losing weight over the year, but this feels different. I do feel and look more fit because the yoga has put a lot of muscle on me. I think that's been a bigger deal than the weight loss since I don't see any weight loss, but I do see muscle gain. I am so, so happy to have found and committed to yoga.
This year wasn't fireworks and excitement. I didn't fall in love, find a new job, buy a house, buy a car, do anything I really wanted to do in terms of traveling (I did take some trips here and there but didn't go anywhere particularly new). But it's okay. There's time to do that and I did meet a lot of new goals that I didn't even realize I had.
I performed on stage multiple times, presented at a conference, expanded my social circle and network, created some very well-attended and regarded professional events, and started a business (which isn't yet profitable but will be one day). I made up with people and tied up loose ends, have been a supportive friend to others (in the case of one person, I was EXTREMELY supportive in a time of crisis and I think I handled it as gracefully as possible) and let other people in to support me.
As I grow older, my hair gets whiter and I have to spend more time paying attention to my skin...but I'm really proud of my character. A year ago on New Year's Eve, I was having trouble walking because my back was so messed up. Now, I'm running again and much more in tune with my body than I have been in 2+ years. I am so thrilled! This may not have been an exciting year of lots of change or adventure, but it's okay. I think I fixed it to be that way so I could make the personal progress that I've made. I'll get there and in the meantime am really grateful for the incredibly happy year I'm looking back on. I hope you all have a wonderful 2014!