Monday, January 4, 2016

Starting off 2016 right!

I can’t believe it’s the New Year already! 2015 seemed to fly by and now we are already four days into 2016. The last few days have been filled with many new adventures with our boys and enjoying precious time with our family and friends. I wouldn’t have changed these moments for anything else. 

The New Year is an exciting time to set new resolutions and hopes for 2016. It is always the traditional time for setting goals and reflecting on both successes and struggles in the past year. I am determined to work hard to make 2016 a year of many more successes and use each perceived failure as a new learning opportunity.
Reflecting and writing by our fire.
Monday nights are always my weigh-in for Weight Watchers. My leader really said something that stuck with me today. She said that we should, “Never say negative things about ourselves because eventually we become what we say.” The truth in this statement really struck me. Of course, what we say and think about ourselves matter! I know this. As a teacher, I am always trying to get my students to focus on the positive and see the opportunities for growth.

This blog is my opportunity for growth. It gives me a chance to reflect and focus on my goals and turn my food obsession into a positive. This year I am going to finally make it to my goal weight and be a healthy active mom. I’ve realized this week that it isn’t about rushing to the finish line and completing my goal. It’s about doing it in a healthy sustainable way that encourages my children to live a healthy lifestyle.  I have a habit of setting myself a lot of goals.  
My new workout: PIYO and 30 Day Shred.  I'm only doing it a few nights a week and plan to increase. I don't want to push too hard and burn out!
The only other one that I'm going to really try to set and check on is to be present.  It is so easy to get distracted and focus on other things.  I want to be fully present and enjoy the beautiful life I have with my little family.  I am not going to let fear hold me back.  My fear of ridicule, my insecurity, my embarrassment.  I am going to fearlessly seek out new adventures and opportunities.  I might struggle at moments but, as my leader said, I will only be successful when I am positive and engaged.

This week I have worked hard to lose weight and am down 3.8 lbs!  My hard work was given a success.  I would say that is a pretty great way to start off the year. How did you do this week on your resolutions?

1 comment:

  1. I am extremely proud of you, Amanda. This is a journey that will not only bring you to a new beginning, but document each and every step of the way. Not to mention a great year of eating for us all. Bravo!