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Monday, June 18, 2012

It has been a really long time since I visited Spark. Lots have happened. Mostly I haven't been taking very good care of myself or my family (mostly myself).

I don't really know why. . . maybe it's easier to just not care about myself. The truth is though it only seems easier. Through my poor food choices and not exercising at all not only have I gained back most of the weight I lost 2 years ago, but I have also gained a crappy attitude and lots of tired, miserable days.

I spent some time looking back at my most successful time and realized that I need to get back there. I was happy, energetic and took good care of myself.

Taking stock of some of the best goals I set in 2010 I have fallen short. BUT I can make it better. I can go forward from today working towards those goals again. That's the best thing about being alive, the chance to start new.

My #1 Goal is to take control of my food choices and make them based on my long-term mental and physical well being.

Goal #2 is to workout 3 - 6 days a week for 30 minutes.

Goal #3 is to enjoy my family!

I think these goals are still relevant and wrothwhile.

Getting to my goals.

Goal #1 - I am cutting out sugar, wheat, caffeine and highly processed foods.

Goal #2 - I am going to start working out again, right now 3 times a week after work, but will add more as time allows and my strength lets me.

Goal #3 - The first step is to take care of me again. I have let them done by not taking care of myself in the most basic ways. I will choose foods and drinks that give me energy and not ones that leave me lethargic. My kids are growing so fast, I can hardly believe that my youngest is 3.5 and my middle child is entering Kindergarten. I am so happy and I want to cherish this time. My oldest is also close to her teen years and I want to make sure that I don't miss this time that I have with her before she is too cool for mom. :)
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