Back in the saddle again...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Whereas most people start off the new year with a burst of energy and a zest for "resolutions," I began mine with a slip off the bandwagon. I fell just before New Year's Eve and I had a pretty severe ankle sprain. A week or so after that, I went through a break-up. On top of all that, my finanical situation suffered a bit due to schedule and budget glitches. I am just starting to feel back to myself and I realized the most important step to making this a learning experience (rather than a failure) is to jump right back in. I'm going to be following doctor's advice and carefully easing back into my workouts. I'm also going to be setting up a budget-friendly grocery shopping list to execute by Friday. I'm going to keep my bad month from turning into a bad year. I have not gained bact too much of what I lost, so I don't have much catch-up to do. I've overcome obstacles before and if this is the biggest roadblock set before me on my journey to health and happiness, then I don't have it too bad.

I owe sparkpeople a big hug for the emails of notifications and newsletters. Everytime I got an email, I thought "Oh, I should really log in just to spin the wheel." Even when I didn't log in, you all were still on my mind and that helped me make better health decisions, which kept this "uh oh" from turning into an "oh no!" I'm back, baby. And I'm ready to achieve some goals. Forget resolutions... I'm ready for a revolution.
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    Thank you for sharing! So many folks I am talking to had a rough start to this year but we can step beyond that! Each little act of determination reinforces the big changes we are making.
    3366 days ago
    What a positive attitude! Our family has hit some major glitches this year also and, like you, I'm determined to not let the beginning of this year be a basis for how the rest of the year is going to be.

    Keep up the good work!

    3367 days ago
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