Today is January 1, 2018 and as I have done every year I am making my New Year’s Resolutions. For the past few years losing weight and being healthier have been on the top of my list, however, I was never able to fully complete it or cross it off my list. So this year I want to try something a little different.
I want to do something that will hold me accountable for my day to day actions, something that I can look back on at the end of the week and reflect on how I did and what I can do better next week. Because lets be honest, like most resolutions, they are outta sight outta mind come Valentines Day.
For too long I have been struggling with my weight and with low self esteem issues. I put myself down on a daily basis because I am unhappy with the way that clothes fit me and the way I look in photos. Then I go and eat fast food, or junk food, or sweets and in those few moments I feel better and okay with who I am and then the vicious cycle starts all over again.
This WILL be my year! I am going to make a difference in my life and I want to share every moment with you, not only because it will keep me accountable for my day to day actions but because I want to inspire others. I want to show you how you can take charge of your own life and create your own happiness. I am tired of comparing myself to others and telling myself that I will never be that thin or beautiful. This WILL be my year!
My husband, my rock, Eric Ryan, will be by my side this year helping me to stay on track with eating healthier, being more active, and of course losing weight. We spent today cleaning up our house and preparing for this new adventure. We made a weekly schedule that we will be incorporating starting tomorrow morning. We even went the entire day without any fast food (which is a big thing for us!) especially when we are off of work together. We did have some ice cream for dessert today after dinner, which I know is not the best way to start the year off, but cutting out sugar for us will be the hardest thing that we will have to do. We typically eat some type of sweets after every single meal! So cutting out all desserts will be our biggest challenge, but something that I am ready to accomplish.
Here is to Day 1…. I am ready to start this new adventure in my life and see where this road takes me! Here is to the start of the New Year and to a New and Healthier ME!