2015 and I am hitting the ground.....strolling
Saturday, January 03, 2015
I have certainly NOT been eating right the last month or so. I have kept my exercise up with walking at least 10,000 steps a day. I have not missed a day in months, although one day it looks like I did, but my Fitbit was broken that day....Do those steps still count? lol.
I am climbing back on the food tracking train this week! And I am saying good-bye to rice and pasta for awhile, not that I have had a lot but I have had some.
I have lived through some sad and difficult holiday seasons, where family members were sick, or recently died, and once in college a boy I was seeing broke up with me on Christmas! This was a lovely Holiday Season for me; nothing great or grand, but my immediate family was home, and both of my kids are well and happy this year. Every year will not give me this, but 2014 was by and large a good year. My husband and I went for some wonderful trips, and some great walks, and sat on our couch and watched some great tv, too! :)
I have some goals for this year, keep the exercise up, get my weight down, eat healthy. I plan on a room by room de-clutter effort; I am not much of a pack rat, and we are pretty neat overall, but our old house has limited storage and I want to open every drawer and closet and culminate in the spring with a dumpster to finally purge the garage and basement. I feel like doing this over the next few months will help me stave off the winter blues that I am prone to. My husband and I also have some very aggressive retirement planning goals...some debts left from the kids schooling that we want to double up on and some additional retirement savings goals. But my main goal this year is to continue to be conscious of how lucky I am.
As I guess I have made clear, I am not a religious person, although I respect others' faiths immensely. I do try to be a conscious person....conscious of myself as an actor in this world, conscious that I can help or I can hurt, conscious that the years go too fast. I woke up this morning in a house with heat and running water, with food in the fridge, with a man who loves me even though he actually knows me (!) and has always treated me with respect, with 2 children in the world who are kind and productive and healthy and happy. We are blessed with fine and funny friends and family, and my sweet dog and psycho cat, who keeps us rodent free! We are certainly not wealthy by USA standards, but we are by the world's standards. We have leisure time and some coin to spend on travel and pleasure. I have a job I like (mostly), and make a fair week's pay for a fair week's work, doing something that I find meaningful. How dare I not be happy?
Happy New Year!