2013 was a year I will always remember. A year of personal success, growth and love. I am in a completely different place then I was a year ago. AND that’s exactly how I planned it. I went into the new year with an intention to take care of myself; to give myself what I need to make the changes I wanted. I always start my year on a mission to loose weight. EVERY year has been the year that I vowed to get to my “goal weight”. The year I will look good and feel even better! Every year I go in with THAT mindset. However, 2013 was a little different. Of course I wanted to loose weight. Of course I wanted to see my body FINALLY look the way I wanted. This time, my only challenge to myself was to not give up. To not let negative self talk, hardships and set-backs get in the way. I did not want to quit. I had quit on myself SO many times in past years. I was tired of feeling worthless and undeserving of a body that I felt good in. I knew that IF my only real commitment was to be consistent and not give up on myself, change had to happen.
This past year I taught myself how to eat. I learned to LOVE clean, real and healthy food. I learned what MY body needs. I worked out. A lot. I fell in love with physically challenging and pushing my body to do things that I did not think were possible. I ran. Further than I thought was possible. I completed a 5k and a 10k. Through fitness and physical activity, I learned how capable we are as human beings. I learned that anything CAN be possible with hard work, a little risk-taking and tons of self-compassion. I surprised myself. A lot this year. Through the process of learning to love healthy eating and fitness I did loose weight. I hit a big mark this year. I finally lost more than 100 lbs. I was proud. Very proud.
My body is changing. More importantly…. my heart and mind are changing and for the better! I am happy with myself and my progress. I’m learning to love every part of me. That is HUGE. Most people don’t know how insecure I
I am excited to start a new year. I want to spend this year focusing on FEELING GOOD! I want to do things, be with people and go places that feel good to me. I want to not think so much and just DO. I want to live in the NOW and plan for a kick-ass future. I want to take risks, LOVE BIG and enjoy life. I will continue my journey towards healthy living. I look forward to becoming stronger and healthier. I look forward to watching my body, mind and heart continue to change. A smile pops on my face every time I think of MY potential. I am capable of so much and that is what 2013 taught me.
Here’s to a new year! Cheers to twenty-fourteen.