Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Should've, Could've no more

 It is time to stop the should have and could have comments when it comes to things in my life.

Should have went to the gym. 
Could have taken the dog for a walk
Should have started that load of laundry
Could have gotten up early this morning
Should have went to be earlier
Shouldn't have ate all that food
Could have picked a healthier choice
Should have pushed harder on the run
Could have PR'rd that half marathon

Yep.. I am done with the should haves and could haves.  I am going to be I will, I did type of girl.

I am enjoying my lazy morning and I am kinda of not wanting to get up and get dressed today, since today is my day off, but I WILL get up and get dressed. I WILL go the gym and get a helluva workout in and I WILL be mindful of everything that I eat today.

I really don't want to clean the house up but I WILL clean up the kitchen and get the laundry going.

It is miserably cold outside but I WILL bundle up and take my dog for a walk.

I WILL do these things today so I don't have the opportunity to fret over the should haves or could haves of today and I will actually be making things happen in my life!

Happy New YEAR!!!

Hello 2014

Happy New Year!!!!

What are my resolutions for 2014:
  • To get more active, and reach the goals that have been just in sight for the last two years but I have yet to achieve.  I do not usually put exact goals here, like exactly what I want to achieve so this year I am going to do that.
    • lose weight to reach a goal of at least 150  lbs
    • have definition in my muscle tone
    • be able to do 50 push ups
    • complete my half marathon in under 3 hours
    • improve my endurance for running
    • complete duathlon and triathlon in 2014 to beat myself from 2013.  I would also like to complete a few 5K's just to see my time improve.
    • make healthier eating choice, think before I eat.  Only eat when hungry and only eat what I need to sustain myself and quit eating for sure pleasure, out of boredom, out of habit, and just ultimately binge eating.
  • To achieve higher income with my job, if I do not achieve the goals I am wanting then I need to figure out a plan for the next phase of my life.
  • Practice more gratitude.  I do not want to be bitter, or negative. I want to take the time necessary to reflect on the positive things and be grateful for all the positive things in my life. Focus less on the negative.
  • Pay off credit card debt... this might take more than a year, but I would like to make some huge accomplishments in 2014 toward my goal.
  • Spend more time with my family.  Make time for trips out of town to see my mom and dad, visit with my Brother in Kentucky and make time to work on my relationship with Destiny and Desmond.

I wish everyone a wonderful 2014 and hope you all reach for your goals and achieve them in 2014.  Today is the first day of the rest of your life, same as any day that you are blessed with waking up.  Enjoy what your life holds, make it what you want, and always remember to practice love and compassion in all areas of your life, it will surely offer you more joy in the long run than sadness by embracing those who are different and opening your mind to possibilities you never thought you could.  I hope all of those who are hurting find strength, love, health and happiness.  I hope all that are happy continue to be, and I hope 2014 holds the changes we need in our life to move forward.

Goodbye to 2013

Happy New Year!!!

It is time to reflect on 2013.  It has not been my favorite year, but I still feel blessed.  Here is a bullet list of what all happened in 2013.
  • 2013 started in Panama City Beach Florida were my guy and I enjoyed watching the beach ball drop. 
  • Thomas took me to see P!NK, and it was freaking AWESOME! 
  • We said goodbye to a very talented but slightly crazy family member as we tried to make our life a little less chaotic, I sure do miss you Cooper.
  • I had a romantic Valentine with my guy where we had a nice dinner out, and he sent me gorgeous flowers to work. 
  • I painted my first Spirited art photo with some old friends
  • Thomas made our ceiling drop down and got a projector 
  • I watched my girl go through her Senior year and graduate.  So many last times for everything, making way for new times for other things.
  • My beautiful daughter made some major decisions in her life and has spread her wings to do her own thing.  My  heart was broke in the process, but I have lived and learned and probably even grown from it all. I will always worry for her and hope nothing but the best for her, but it is her life to life now.
  • I watched my Son conquer his first semester of high school! He has grown so big!!! 
  • Thomas and I took a trip to a winery one day that was very nice. 
  • I completed a triathlon, a duathlon and registered for another half marathon coming up in 2014
  • I did not reach my fitness/weight loss goals for 2013, sadly enough I have worked hard, but not hard enough and I have definitely not eaten the way I need to, to live that healthy lifestyle.
  • I got a promotion and moved my job from 3 miles to 35 miles from my home, lol but I am proud of my accomplishments with my job.
  • Thomas went away on a surprise trip to Atlanta for his birthday, full of haunts and scare, it was a great weekend! 
  • We ended the year with a lovely family Christmas. 
This is a brief run down of a pretty awesome year, that was full of some sad times, some times to grow, and times to cherish.  I am thankful for my friends and family and glad for our health, and wellness in 2013 and hope for a wonderful 2014 full of love, joy, dreams and accomplishments.