Saturday, August 4, 2012
Word of the Year.....'Me'
It's August and I've yet to blog about my 2012 Word of the Year. Ah, well....some years are just like that, right? They're cram packed with living. Full of life and experiences, good times and bad times, fun times and hard work. And then, you take a breather to look around, and you discover that most of the year has moved on!
That's what 2012 has been like for me.
Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday. It really was a great day filled with good food and family. For this low-carber, it was a chance to eat cake and ice cream for a change. That's right....low-carber. Me. I've been making some changes for the better around here, which leads me to the point of this post.
My 2012 Word of the Year is....ME.
I struggled with this one, because in years past, my WOTY has meant facing some really hard stuff. Not always, but definitely more than normal. Did I really want to tackle.....ME? No, not really. I actually spent a couple of weeks searching for my WOTY even though I knew ME was it.
So, here I am, eight months later, telling you all about it. (Seems there is a lot more work that needs to happen around here....)
I started off this new year kicking and fighting ME every step of the way. Finally, I decided to just ignore it. So, I did. For several weeks. When the new flowers began to bud and the grass started to show signs of life, I began to mellow.
In April, I started to think kindly of ME. I tried to banish negative self-talk, a major, major problem in my head. What a difference that made!
In May, I started to think differently about the way I treat ME physically. I made changes to my diet. I began to cut bad carbs and eat better foods. It was very difficult! I am an addict. I love sugar. And bread. My palms are getting sweaty just typing these words. But something great happened after those first 3 weeks of sheer torture. I started feeling good. No...great. I felt great! I took a break from this new way of life during our vacation and boy, I felt horrible. I will be the first to tell you....I MISS SUGAR AND BREAD!!! But.... I feel so good, it just doesn't matter. Pass the meat platter.
In June, I started exercising. Just a little here and there, mostly on the treadmill. My house is cleaner. (It still needs work---I have four boys!) I have the energy to do these things. It feels pretty great, to be honest. Monday I will be starting a Beachbody 90 day challenge and I'm actually excited about it!
Yesterday, I celebrated ME. It was my birthday. My son snapped a picture of me with his iPod.
Looking at the photo, I can definitely tell that I've lost weight (about 25 pounds, so far), but that's not what caught my attention. The biggest change in ME here is my posture. No slumped shoulders. I look like I feel good---and I do!
Oh, see my new Nike's? These are my new workout shoes. They are so comfy! Tomorrow I will tell you why they are so great and give you a chance to make your favorite shoes feel great, too.
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