Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fun, safe celebration! David and I had a quiet, relaxed day yesterday. We saw the new Star Wars movie, which we enjoyed very much, and then we had a couple of beers and an early dinner after. We spent New Year’s Eve at home, watching TV and falling asleep. I managed to wake up long enough to see the ball drop in New York and then we were off to bed. The wild life we have!
I started out 2020 this morning with workout 54/100 of Morning Meltdown 100. I’m over halfway though this program and it’s going well! I still miss LIIFT4, though, but I’m going to remedy that. Stay tuned…..
Looking back on 2019, it had its share of challenges and events, both good and bad. We had a health scare with Kayla, which thankfully turned out to be fine. Our dog, Kali, had to have two surgeries on her eyes. She recovered nicely, though. Jasper, our other dog, had a health scare as well and was quite sick for a couple of weeks, but he has also recovered and is healthy again. The vet bills for 2019 weren’t fun, but our dogs are doing well, so we do what we have to do, right?
I got the flu for the first time in a very long time and I was really sick for a couple of weeks. David was sick, also, so it wasn’t a fun time in our house. David’s flu developed into pneumonia, so he had it even worse than I did. Thankfully, we both recovered.
Shortly after that, I discovered a workout program that has totally changed my health and fitness. LIIFT4 was a game changer for me after I was in a serious rut after giving up running. I did LIIFT4 for 6 months and then I moved on to my current workout program, Morning Meltdown 100.
We went on an epic trip to Wyoming to visit friends and saw some amazing sites and went on some incredible hikes.
We had another wedding! Kayla and Riley were married in October and it was a wonderful day and we are so blessed to have Riley in our family! Our family has grown and we now have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and a step-grandson!
Also in 2019, I went through some serious self-doubt, questioning my purpose in life and where my life was headed. I was feeling extremely anxious and fearful and I felt lost. But with a lot of support and advise from loved ones, I realized that I’m on the right path; I was just in a proverbial desert without a compass for a short time. So I pulled up my big girl pants and decided that instead of feeling sorry for myself, I was going to get out of bed each morning and make the most of each day.
Around that time, I was approached by my Beachbody coach about becoming a coach myself. I honestly wasn’t sure if it was something I’d want to do, but it involved helping others build a healthier lifestyle and so I signed up and I love doing it so much!
Now that 2020 is here, I feel nothing but excitement for what’s to come. I’ll continue to work on my fitness, my nutrition, and helping others get healthy as well.
For the first time, I’ve decided to choose a word that will act as my theme for 2020. I put a lot of thought into this, searching inside myself and trying to figure out what I want to work on. Looking back on my life, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve held myself back a lot due to fear and insecurity. There is so much negative talk in my head. When a new opportunity comes up, I immediately start coming up with reasons why it won’t work, why I can’t do it, and why I wouldn’t succeed. I absorb negativity like a sponge. If others around me are negative and complaining, I let that negative energy affect me.
So this year, my word is POSITIVITY. I want to replace the negative talk in my head with positive talk. I CAN do whatever I set my mind to. I CAN achieve whatever I want. I CAN put in the work to achieve my goals and dreams. I WILL surround myself with others who are positive and lift me up. I am letting go of the negative energy; I will let the negative energy flow over me and not through me.
I will remind myself every day why I CAN and why I WILL. Over the next several days, I’m going to come up with a list of things that I can do to stay positive and lift myself up. I’m really excited to say goodbye to the cynical, pessimistic, fearful, insecure me.
May your glass always be full,