Now that I’ve finally become used to writing the year 2014 (instead of 2013) I’m ready to accept that it’s a new day and with that I am setting goals for myself to accomplish in this new year. I’m participating in The Blog Forward Challenge and this is just the encouragement I need to start off on the right foot. My first set of goals are as follows:
- Be more active to help my body slow down this “lovely” effect of peri-menopause midsection weight gain. When I’m physically active I’m also a lot happier in my day, so it’s a great natural mood elevator.
- Paint the living room. I have been wanting our little living room painted for years and I feel this is the year to get it done.
- Learn how to play a song on the piano that is in our little living room that will be newly painted.
I’m exciting about choosing a color for our living room and our girls are old enough to grab some paint brushes and help. With regard to the piano I’ve picked out a dvd that’s going to help guide my fingers to the correct keys. And along with my exercise I’m getting some tasty help from sponsors of The Blog Forward Challenge – ZonePerfect bars. These bars should help me feel fuller longer and also take care of my occasional desire for something sweet.
In the past I have been so good with my physical activity. I had a set time that was my exercise time. I workout at home and even if family was home, they knew that I needed my space at 10 am. No excuses. That hasn’t been the case lately. I’m not really sure what’s happened to my energy level but I’ve got to get back on track. Let’s see if this helps me:
*Letter to my future self*
Dear Ann of the Future,
Hey, how’s it going? I am so proud of you for getting back to your exercise routine. Remember how you were always tired? Remember how you couldn’t find anything flattering to wear in your closet for mom’s special birthday party? I bet every dress would look perfect on you now! And I’m sure you’re a lot happier too. Don’t let us fall back in a slump again. Keep up the good work!
Are you like me? Have you lost your motivation? Well, if you are, how about we start getting ourselves back on track together. Here are some tips that will get us on our way:
I’ll let you know how I’m doing with my challenge in about a month – maybe month and a half. Why don’t you start this with me? Let me know if you do! :->
(*Disclosure: Although I have entered this program and received complimentary product and ZonePerfect promotional items, I am free to comment about ZonePerfect in a positive, neutral or negative fashion. I’ll be honest!)