Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New year new you new me

It's been a while I know but I feel the need to get some stuff out of my head so I guess you could say My blog is Back!!!
A lot has happened since my last entry. Long story short we moved to Fort Polk this summer and I completely let myself go physically. I ate whatever I wanted and only exercised about 1-2 times a week out of guilt. To say that I was having a hard time adjusting to the beautiful state of LA would be an understatement. Which is so not like me so it kind of threw me for a loop. So since I was eating everything in the kitchen to cope and it obviously wasn't helping I had to do something. That's when we started going to church again as a family and I found this super awesome thing called Protestant Women of the Chapel. I will say one super positive thing that I have gained since being here at Polk is my relationship with God. It's like I'm newly saved and my thirst for him and his word is stronger than ever before!
After a much needed vacation to the "happiest place on Earth" and a couple weeks of Aaron being home and a lot of family time I have officially snapped out of my funk!!! 
New Year New Me or as I told a friend "I'm about to show
2013 who it's Momma is!" Who's with me? 
     As far as resolutions go honestly I just want to improve in all areas of my life. And I'm about to be brutally open and honest so here ya go:
- I  want to love people more (I've really struggled with this in the past) I want to show love to people who don't deserve it, or to the people that I'd normally shoot a dirty look or gossip about.
- I want to give more. I admit I'm not a giver by nature, actually I'm greedy in a lot of ways but this year I really want to change that. 
- I want to get my kickboxing certification and continue to find new ways to help women who are serious about their weight loss and overall fitness. And I want to start teaching classes again I really miss it!
- I want to get my fitness level back. In NC I was in the best shape of my life and Im ready to see that again. I know exactly what it takes and I'm ready to put in the hard work.
- I want to relax a little more. AKA put the control freak in me in shackles for a little while. It's ok if there are toys all over the floor, it's ok if my husband is playing a video game and his clothes from earlier are laying all around the laundry hamper and not IN the laundry hamper, it's ok that the boys sometimes miss the toliet all together.... And this list could go On and On but It's ok , It's ok, It's ok  
- I want to surround myself with positive influences. Women who are doing things I'd like to see myself doing, who encourage others instead of talk about them. I admit I've been known to gossip a lot but honestly I'm done with it! Why does it seem to be so hard as women, to encourage or empower one another. We are all carrying our very own cross and few of us are
Willing to share what our particular cross may be. So I encourage you to adopt this attitude towards gossip, towards jealousy, towards thst person whos finally decided to get happy. Dont Hate! Also, if you see a fellow Mom out there who is struggling try to help them not put them down. 
- finally I want to make peace with this foreign land they call
Fort Polk. God obviously has a plan for me here and I doubt it includes moping around with a sour face, and hoping that every moving truck I see is on its way to my house. It's up to me to find out what he has in store for us here! And I'm finally excited to do just that.
Here's to an awesome year full of new attitudes and new goals :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi I'm Emily! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog!