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a new year, a new journey

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Do you ever feel like you have so many different balls in the air, so many different things you feel you need to tackle that of course almost all of them come crashing to the ground? That sums up the past few months for me.

So I'm dusting myself free of the debris and I spent the first few days of the new year taking stock of things. I'm reading The Start Here diet by Tosca Reno (the eat clean lady) and she has you answering specific questions in a journal. It's a lot of questions that I've been sorta pondering recently and this is forcing me to be really honest with myself and how I let things get so out of control.

So for 2015, what would I like to accomplish? I want to get further on my weight loss journey and stop spinning my wheels. I know what I have to do and I've been super undisciplined lately and losing focus of the goals and the why I want it. I need to remember the reasons why I want this when things get rough. It might be time to tape those reasons all over the house, especially around the kitchen so I make a conscious eating decision and in my room to help me stay motivated to get up early in the morning when it's cold out to work out.

My other main goal for this year is writing related. At the end of 2013, I forced myself to join a writer's group and last year, I started going to the meetings, taking everything in, and doing some writing. But I haven't been scheduling writing time for myself - or if I do, I allow myself to get side-tracked by the internet and other things. Writing a book is a lot like learning to run a mile - it can't happen without practice. So I have to do it.

There are smaller goals to both of those to make it easier, but I'm trying not to take on too much at once to the point of feeling overwhelmed. There are all these things I feel like I should be doing with my life, but I'm learning to prioritize.

It's a new year. And while we don't control the universe, we can control how we react to it.
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