Letting Go of 2011 and Looking Forward to 2012
Friday, December 30, 2011
Since I've made a blog post last a lot of stuff has happened. I've gained weight, lost weight, fell off the wagon, got back on the wagon, didn't drink enough water, drank enough water to float the ark, went to a funeral, made Christmas cookies, let my business dreams go down the drain, did all the Christmas shopping and decorating..and so many other things that have lead me down the path of depression. The winter time doesn't help much either.
With all that happening in the last 2 months, I've decided to let go of 2011 and welcome 2012. I'm going to let go of the negative things that have happened and be more positive. How am I going to so that you might ask?? Well I haven't fully figured that out yet. I do know that SP will be instrumental in my successes. I have been part of a message board here on SP that is like a little family. It's about accountability. By posting there daily I am being accountable to myself for my successes and my oop's. Just knowing that I am going to post about my day, what I've eaten, how much water I've drank, how many minutes I've exercised, and how I got through my day makes me want to do better.
I'm also joining a challenge starting with Jan 1. I am going to track my workout minutes every day. I am committing to at least 10 minutes every day. I know I can do that.
I am also going to get my daughters and husband into the routine as well. I know that we as a family can make time for 10 minutes of fun and healthy exercise. As a family we will also do our big grocery shopping together. For the most part we do that now, but I want to make it a little more educational for them. I want to explain to them why it's important to buy lean meats over fatty unhealthy meats, why we want to buy and eat veggies and fruit instead of some of the current snacks we eat. I feel like if I educate them now at the age of 5 they may not have to go through the same things I had to endure growing up and as an adult.
As for those snacks I was talking about, I plan on making up snack bags of single serving healthy choices. If I need a snack I can just grab it and know what the calories are and that I'm making a better choice. If it's good for me then it's good for my family. So they can do the same thing.
I have a plan!! I just need to make the plan work. With the help of my family and my family here at SP I will be able to reach my goals. I plan on rereading The Spark so that I can catch that Spark again. I have yet to make my collages but I am going to do them as well. This weekend is the weekend of change. I'm going to let go of the old me and welcome the new me.
Happy New Year to you all. Please be careful out on the roads. Remember not to drink your calories and if you do drink give the keys to someone who hasn't been drinking.