The holidays are over, and I must say I’m pretty damn proud of the fact that I managed to lose weight this year, instead of gaining it. Although, in my defense, this time last year I was pregnant, so I really shouldn’t compare. After giving birth to Mason, I started working out pretty quickly. I went for walks, did home workout DVDs, some light jogs, but I was still stress eating.
When I started this blog, I was finally a couple weeks in to making the change, sick of seeing my weight hover around 200, and even go back up towards 205 a few times. I knew that I needed to do more than just workout, especially since nutrition is such a major part of weight loss. Every pound further away from 200 I get, the bigger my smile gets. I have even found that when I take control of my life in every aspect, everything else in my life improves too.
My relationship with my husband is the best it has maybe ever been, and if you are married, especially with kids, you know how hard it can be with a new baby in the house, and young kids that seem to be trying to break you every chance they get. Now that he does his weekly basketball league, and I take the time for myself, we are so much better together, and it makes it even easier for me to stay on track. It is one less thing for me to stress about. It is one less thing to make me want to reach for those cookies, or candy, or ice cream. Instead, it just motivates me to keep going, and keep choosing a workout as therapy, or to snack on those apples with peanut butter and raisins instead.
I am also more focused than ever on my business and doing what it takes this year to really make our family’s dreams come true. I absolutely love being home with the kids, and I want to keep it that way. I cannot wait to see what my continued commitment to learning, through trainings, reading, and interacting with new people, will do to grow not only my business, but the number of amazing relationships in my life. I am already so lucky to call so many amazing women business partners, and I cannot wait to see that work family grow.
All the excess clutter and projects I have been putting off for ages are coming together too. So far we have donated five trash bags of clothes and that is just the beginning. The project I have been talking about for almost three years, for the wall along our stairwell is finally coming together too. I just need to go buy more picture frames and pick which of the 1000s of pictures we have taken I want to order and add to the organized chaos.
Weight loss is usually about way more than just losing weight. We all have our reasons we find ourselves overweight or unhappy with the way we look. I’m just glad I finally got off my ass and started doing something about it again. This is only the beginning and my life already feels that much more full. I can’t wait to see what else this journey brings me along the way. 2015 is off to an amazing start!