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2012 in Review

Monday, December 31, 2012

Okay I promised a year end blog. I am not making any resolutions I am just going to continue on the way I have been in the past.

In 2012 I managed to:

-Maintain my weight between 110-120 pounds.
-Be more open about my feelings and discuss them rather than wallow in them.
-Start a new education for what I hope will be a better career path for me and in turn my family. emoticon emoticon
-Run a 10K competitive race with my youngest child. emoticon
-Encouraged my older child to run the same race with me in 2013. emoticon
-Accept my body the way it is and try to celebrate it.
-(related to above) I got my belly pierced and was excited when I got new jewelry for it for Christmas.
-Go for a weekly walk with my older child. emoticon

Reflecting on the past year, I have come to realize that your attitude is what it is all about. If you talk negatively to yourself eventually you believe that the negatives are all that you are. I started 2012 with a rather poor attitude and it showed. I didn't care about how I looked or what I wore. I simply donned my uniform for work and that was the best I really looked. Then I realized that the only person who could change my way of thinking was ME.

To change my thinking and remind myself how far I had come from a fitness stand point I did the craziest thing I could think of, I got my belly pieced. It was somehow liberating and now I don't want to back slide for fear of messing up the piercing site. I know it isn't for everyone but now I have something that I think is cute and sexy and no one but me has to know about it. I am not wandering around in tiny little half-tops to show it off. I mean come on at 40 I don't think that is the fashion statement I want to make.

For 2013 my only goals are to finish school and get a second job so that I can pay off the credit cards we have and maybe save enough to replace my poor stove, which still works but it is getting hard to find replacement parts for.

I want to wish all my Spark Friends a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year emoticon emoticon emoticon . Take care and when next we meet it shall be a fresh start with a new calender. emoticon
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    Wow! It sounds like you had a very successful year and are well on your way to yet another.
    1994 days ago
    Wonderful! You have accomplished so much..............and taken steps to love and care for yourself. That is success times a million. You have so much to be proud of, and you have included your kids in your fitness plan which is a win-win for everyone!

    Keep up the great work for 2013!!

    1994 days ago
    awesome! Sounds like you are going to have a great year!
    1994 days ago
    I sort of envy that belly piercing, not something I would do but I think it was a very good idea to make some change that keeps reminding you to focus. I am happy to be a spark friend of yours because I am so curious where this project of studying will take you.

    A happy 2013!
    1994 days ago
    Nice way to close out this year and open up the next. emoticon
    1996 days ago
    Sounds like some good planning, now go for it!
    1996 days ago
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