Sunday, January 08, 2017
So, 2015 was great! I had focus and motivation. I lost 12 pounds! I felt empowered and strong. But at one point my work environment changed, and it got really bad in 2016. I have since taken steps to get out of a bad situation at work, and my work life is much better, and blessedly, my home life stayed good, but what I have come to realize is that during my 2015 success, I never learned the appropriate coping mechanisms to handle extreme stress. And now it is 2017 and I have gained back all of my weight and more. So this year, I joined Premium (and love it) and my goal this year is to focus not only on my physical, but to also work on my mental strength. I've committed to embracing happiness. I am learning to meditate and am paying really close attention to coping. I think it is easier to learn coping when I am happy, rather than trying to figure it out when things are bad.