Here we are! Back to the grind in the morning. I was lucky enough to get an extra day with my other half, and, for what feels like the first time since our first year of dating and marriage, we had an amazing New Year’s Weekend together.
Through many of our ups and downs we have tended to lose sight of the beauty of what makes us such an incredible couple…our ability to enjoy each other’s company in complete silence, our willingness to compromise, the ridiculous sense of humor we share among so many other things. It was a truly magical weekend and one I won’t soon forget.
As we move forward though, I had a huge dose of “reality check” hit me square in the face today as I realized that I am getting slightly more round and less fit than I would like. The body that looks back in the mirror isn’t one that is recognizable or okay in The Book of Me.
After doing some fact checking and brief soul searching, the answer was obvious…the whole 2017 needs to be a better year HAS to start with my health. Drinking copious amounts of Coke and quite frankly not giving two shits about what I inhale has gone way too far. For F’s sake, I teach dance…to kids. I need to be a role model! Not a huffing, puffing out of shape slob!
2016 may have taken its toll on me, but I can’t change the past. All that I can do is focus on the things that I do have control over:
- What contributions I make to better myself physically, emotionally and spiritually.
- What efforts I make to correct or heal the ailments or illnesses that I cannot control on my own.
- How I react to stress on a daily basis.
Hopefully, I am off to a good start. Coming to positive light is a tough thing to do, especially since we are all our own worst critic.
For those of you who take the time to read this, and have struggles within yourself, maybe you can offer some enlightenment on what has worked for you!
More to come…the gently snoring husband and two cuddly cats are making my eyes heavy…or it could be our newest household staple Restful Sleep gummies. We stand behind these babies 110%!
Sweetest of Dreams!