Starting the new year early

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I know it's not quite 2012 yet but I have decided to start a new year today. I am proud of the accomplishments I made in 2011. I didn't hit all the goals I wanted but I kept trying. To me that is important.

In 2012 I plan on running a 5k. I have always wanted to run but never really tried. I remember in school hating when we had to run the mile, I was always one of the last ones finished. I would always watch the girls who ran so "effortlessly" and I was jealous, but I never put in the time and training it took to run. I just wanted it to happen for me. Now I have a teenage daughter and she loves to run. She doesn't like to race just to run. She says it makes her feel good. I have 3 other female family members who say the same thing. I think it's about time I put in the effort and tried this. It won't happen with me sitting on the couch. I have checked out some websites and am excited to start from couch to 5k. It seems so easy, start small. I know it will take hard work and dedication on my part but I have my daughters support which means the world to me.

There are some changes I am making in my personal life as well. For 14 years I have put myself behind my children and husband, which was ok when my girls when younger but they are older and don't need me to hold their hands for everything anymore. It's kinda hard coming to that realization but I want them to be independent, self confident women. I need to show them a good model, I want their future to be so different then my life. Not that my life is bad but we all want better for our kids.

This WILL be my year! No more excuses. No more saying I don't have the time. No more taking the easy way. This is the start of my new year!

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