New Years Eve....goodbye 2016
Saturday, December 31, 2016
In just a few hours we will be celebrating the New Year. I do not remember looking forward to a New Year so much as I am this one. While there have been some great times I have had with my family this year, it was also one of the hardest years we have had. Losing my mother in law and watching my husband break down in my arms is something that I will never forget. It was even harder when I lost my ex-mother in law who I was still very close with. So close that she would spend holidays with me, my daughter and our new family. For 20 years she was my mother, the person who I could talk to about anything. To lose both these woman within a month of one another just kept the wound open for us for a long time. We are just beginning to heal from the loss.
However there are good moments within the year too. This year was my husband and I's fifth year wedding anniversary. We went away to the shore for the weekend, and even with me being super sick the whole time we had a fantastic time away. My daughter is a licensed nursing assistant in the state of PA and is now doing great in her Senior year in High School. My sons are both doing great in their careers, as are my husband and I.
Weight wise I am right back up to where I was a year ago. I was doing good with my workouts and clean eating from September up to the start of this month. The holidays have been very emotional for me and sadly the emotional eating came back full force. Thankfully I swore that after Christmas I would start getting back on track and I have done just that!
So here we are to New Years Eve....and I am thinking about all the great and wonderful things the new year will bring my family and I. My daughter graduates this spring, my mom will be visiting for two weeks for that. We will be putting our house up for sale and buying a new house. Going back home to WA for a visit in March. Our annual family shore trip in Aug. Exciting things for the Robinson's!
One thing that is also exciting it the fact that I will be 40 in Dec 2017. I have vowed for awhile now that I would NOT be 40 and overweight! I want to hit my 40's and be in the best shape physically and mentally. This last week I have started to get my mind right.....I have worked out everyday but one, I have read my personal development and really started to shift gears. I maybe starting over again, yet this time....this time I just feel like something has really "clicked" in me. It is going to take me one day at a time to get to my goals, but I feel that it all is possible. After all it is a brand new year....anything and EVERYTHING is possible!