Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Hello, New Year! I am so happy right now, relaxing in my sunroom with a snowstorm whirling outside. Why, you ask? Simply because I feel so incredibly blessed. This holiday season has given me so many wonderful moments with my family. For those of you who know about my husband's medical issues, he is doing SO much better -- almost completely healed. After two tumultuous years, the sun is shining, the pain is nearly gone, and our marriage is stronger than ever.
Now, that doesn't mean there isn't room for personal improvement. Turns out I have been indulging far too often -- and I say that with a smile. No regrets at all, just a lot of work to do. In a sense, I am reminded of my post-partum body: the weight gain was worth it, yet it's time to start traveling the road back to a healthier me.
This morning I weighted in at 148, murmured, "Oh, my!" and then chuckled. Yes, my curves have gotten a few pounds meatier. My clothes still fit, and my hubby says I look as good as always. But it's time for a change. First of all, 148 is the highest number I've seen on that scale in over a year. Second, I got winded on the treadmill last night before I even finished the first half-mile. Don't even ask about my tae kwon do classes; the last one I attended left me sore for four days!
So, yes, it's time. I'm back to using The Spark Solution for meals (so yummy!) and will be heading down to the treadmill as soon as I'm done posting. Let's brush off the dust together and get moving again!