2012 started with me wanting to do so many things differently. There was so much stress at the end of 2011 that I literally wanted to start over again. Don't get me wrong, I have a great life with so many wonderful friends, a great husband and 2 fabulously active boys. But, I fell off the bandwagon in May 2010 and it had been a slow decline since then.
Throw in a move and Christmas in the month of December and I vowed to myself that 2012 I would get back to me again. I had these wonderful plans of a whole body cleanse; I toasted to the boys on New Year's that I was going to yell less and be more patient; and for sure I was going to give up Diet Coke.
Let's just say that 13 days into the New Year I had failed miserably at all of those. Not a big deal, I know...life could be much worse. But, I was getting grumpier and grumpier and all I really wanted to do was sit on my couch and watch TV.
So, Sunday I decided that was enough. Pete took the boys swimming and I hit the treadmill. Not hard, but I hit it. I got out of bed on Monday and went back to the Y...this time to hit the bike and the treadmill. And, wonders didn't cease there. I was not called to sub today so I made it to the Y a third day in a row. I told Pete on the way to drop the boys off at school today that I'm already feeling better about myself. I pray that I can keep up the momentum from here on out. It's hard to believe that just 2 years ago I ran a half marathon.
But....we'll start small. I'm going to Zumba tomorrow night for the first time with a friend. Lack of coordination and all, I'm really looking forward to it.
I have 145 days until our beach vacation, and I am promising myself that I will not be ashamed of my bathing suit pictures this year. In fact, I want to be proud of them.
Now, if I can only learn how to give up that Diet Coke!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Life is strange. There are so many changes, twists, adventures that occur daily. But, through it all, happiness can always be found. I wanted to start this blog as a place for me to share my daily triumphs, disappointments, struggles and achievements. I want to show to myself that through life's daily happenings, happiness is always there. Sometimes you have to look a little harder for it, but it can always be found. This blog is a reminder for myself as well as anyone who may be following along...