Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Into a New



It’s here.
2012.
Three days in and so far I’m feeling emotionally drained.
Between snow storms and my kids, I’m feeling done already.
And I feel like a big baby for feeling this way.
So far, 2012 hasn’t impressed me.
Time to change my attitude.
The year is only what you make of it, right?
Although I couldn’t control what has happened over the past two days; I still need to count my blessings.
2012 did not start out as bad as some people’s lives. I have a lot to be thankful for.
There’s a scrapbook project called Project Life, or Project 365. If you’re a crafty person, you probably know about it. If not, here’s to short version: You take a picture a day to record your life. I’ve done Project Life two years in a row. I love it. The first year, I didn’t finish. The second year I did much better. I decided not to do it this year. I’m thinking I’m going to showcase each month instead. But I’m still planning on taking a picture a day. I found this cool app called Project Life. It lets me take a picture each day (and I can use Instagram, which I am totally addicted to now). I can upload to Facebook or email myself the pictures to print out. Perfect. It’s so easy.
Who knows. I might make it through the year and then turn around and buy another Project Life kit to put everything in.
I’m taking on no scrapbook related projects this year. I hardly had any time for my beloved hobby last year. I just want to get back to enjoying it again. Between family, chores, work, working out and life, scrapping has taken a backseat. I still love getting my hands dirty; playing with paper and making art with my cherished pictures and memories. I just want to take more time for it this year,
And I’m continuing on with this weight loss journey of mine. I kinda let loose a little at Christmas time. I know you’re not supposed to, but I did. I wasn’t overly bad, but I wasn’t too good either. And I’m playing the price for it. I feel crappy.
I fell into the old trap. I felt emotionally crappy; I ate crappy food; I now feel physically crappy. Loverly. There’s no one to blame but myself. I was the one who ate the food. I should have found a different way to deal with my emotions. But I did what I did and now it’s time to move on.
My cupboards are being refilled with good for you foods. There’s fruit in the fruit bowl, there’s fresh veggies in the crisper. There’s low sodium soups in the cupboard and water in the fridge. I’m ready to go back to my clean eating ways.
I’ve finally convinced Hubby to get one of the things on my wish list. I tried hard for a puppy, but it looks like I’m getting the treadmill I begged for a few months ago instead. I’m very excited! We’ve decided to buy used. There are so many people who buy treadmills, hardly ever use them and then sell them because they’re taking up too much space. Why not take on a treadmill that needs the love instead of buying new? My only preference at the moment is that it has to be a fold up treadmill. Hopefully by the end of the month, we’ll have a treadmill that I can start training to run on. Yay!

1 comment:

Melissa Bi. said...

Hi Jen! Love the title of your blog. Don't be too hard on yourself re: your holiday diet. Anyone who is too "good" never has any fun LOL. Hope you have a bit more time to scrap in 2012.