Day One Hundred & Twenty…

My featured image captures the last setting sun of 2017.  This post is dedicated to beginnings and endings. I began this journey (in earnest) in September 2017 and so much has changed since then.

I have grown stronger in the belief that 2018 will be the year that I get to goal. Why is this so important? It’s important because if I only have this one life I want to spend it in the best health possible. I am doing this to get my energy back and to feel like, well, me. If I could do so many difficult things in my life, why not this?

A Weight Watcher member shared this on #connect and I just love this so much.

Things are changing for me: my workouts have been more rigorous; I’m wearing my size 10 jeans, and I am really enjoying cooking new recipes. I am able to say no to some foods and without any regret. I am more strategic with my planning. A New Year’s tradition in our house is to have hors-d’oeuvres for dinner. I planned on veggies with yogurt dip, shrimp cocktail, fresh fruit, and an egg roll. My family had other things too that I didn’t have but I’m ok with that:

I love my family so much – there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for them. I love my brothers and sister and their families – again, I would do anything for them. I love my friends and am grateful to have them in my life. I am so fortunate to be a teacher – I love teaching.

This journey is for me. an extension of love for myself and it’s taken me a while to realize that it isn’t selfish to think that way.  This is true for me, and it’s true for you too. Come on, 2018 let’s make this the best year yet. I know can do this, and I’d love you to join me. Let’s make 2018 the year we get to goal! IMG_7512