Ready to start fresh....
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
It's New Years Eve day....and I am pooped!
The holiday's have been exhausting, and while there were bright spots it has not been entirely fun. DH has worked pretty much straight through...and he works at home (at a job that requires quiet and concentration) which makes having the kids home for holidays stressful and frustrating. Hosting Christmas with a challenging family member in tow drained each and every one of us, kids included.
While I didn't have any 'firework' level emotional dives or insomnia from the holiday wine indulgence, I'm sure that some of the fatigue I've been feeling the last few days can be chalked up to the significant change in eating, drinking and exercise habits (i.e. too much of the former and none of the latter
So I am ready....ready for a quiet night in with my family, ready to have my last glass of wine before setting off on a 'Dry January' challenge, ready to pick up where I left off with my newfound yoga and meditation practices, ready to drink a lot of water and eat light for the rest of the week...and ready to ramp up my fitness again.
It has been a very long time since I've been in what I'd consider 'good shape'. I enjoy the mixed blessing of being (pretty much) naturally slim. I'm not what I would call 'skinny' as I tend to be pretty muscular, but that can be a subjective thing...and I suppose at a BMI that hovers below 20, I'd guess I'm on the thin side. My good genes let me get away with a lot.....the effects of junky eating and drinking - even weeks or months worth - disappear within a couple of weeks. I maintain decent muscle tone with pretty much no effort....
....but I am not 'in shape' and have not been for at least 12 -18 months. And I'm ready to get back there....long story in between, but I feel very much ready to recommit to fitness and set goals that are health related (mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually) and have little or nothing to do with weight.
2014 promises to be a good year....and despite today's fatigue, I can feel the tiniest bit of excitement for what lies ahead....
Happy New Year, all!!!