Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I have had to spend some serious time reviewing what I am doing overall to see what I can tweak to reset my brain and I think I have found it.
What I need is a new target. You see, my big goal was to surprise my family at Christmas with the New Me! That went off perfectly, but I began to seriously flounder after that with food, exercise, and depression. It took some major soul searching, but I believe I have found my new target. Chaperoning Prom!
I know that sounds crazy, but if I meet my goal, I get a new dress and shoes, and I will allow myself to have new pictures done, as well. As part of that, I will donate all my old dressy wear to Cinderella's Closet.
Monday, January 13, 2014
For me, Get Up Get Dirty (with warm-ups + activities) consisted of a total of 10 kettlebell swings, 10 body-weight squats, 10 sit-ups, and other assorted warm-ups plus 105 20lb kettlebell squats, 50 ring rows, 50 toes to bar, and 2800 m rowing.
Going to get some laundry started and kip for a bit before I head to my water aerobics class at 3 PM. If that is not enough physical activity for one day, then I need a new gauge.
I have also followed the advice of a great SparkFriend and purged the house of things that previously were not triggers...
Friday, January 03, 2014
I find myself in an unusual position (for me). The last month (especially) I have been on a sugar frenzy and have not had much control over my eating. I think it is a reaction to my success and is the appearance of some old self-defeating behaviors that is tied to rejecting that success because I don't feel worthy of it. I am frustrated because I don't seem to have control over it (and I am usually VERY controlled).
I need to find a way to reboot myself and kick myself in the a** to get myself back on track.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
It's a new year filled with new possibilities to greet each day, fresh challenges that require meeting, and untold upcoming events that warrant attention. What's on my mind? More questions for which I have no answers (but will endeavor to find them), more emotions for which I am not sure I have an adequate response (but will face them with all the fortitude I can muster), and more reaching into the breaches of the unknown (which I will do with courage because I have the love and support of family and friends to assist my resolve). That is what a new year brings each of us, and we must each choose either to engage it head-on, challenge it selectively, or stand back and watch it pass us by. I know which of those journeys I will choose. It is up to you to choose your own. Choose wisely!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thinking both gratefully and wistfully about all that has occurred in the last 365 days that has made up the enigma that was 2013. I am so very blessed to have been through the plethora of experiences (both good and not-so-pleasant) that have been encapsulated by this block of time. So many amazing new "family" I am blessed to have in my world; so many renewed connections have been made with friends and companions from the past that have brought me joy; so much appreciation for those who have been stalwart constants in my world through their faithful presence, unconditional love, and eternal encouragement. I count each of these "gifts" among the most precious in my life and pray I continue to be worthy of them through my thoughts, words, and actions as I venture into the new, upgraded 365 days to come in the form of 2014.
Wishing the best to each and every one of you as the New Year ensues...
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