I don’t really make New Year’s Resolutions. I decided a few weeks ago that I really wanted to get healthier than I currently am. I have struggled over the last 2 years during the divorce with my weight and making poor eating decisions. I went through a depression that I didn’t want to admit to anyone. I am no longer in that dark place. It is funny that through it all I always felt God’s presence and I knew that I was never alone.
I have been planning a lot of my meals and also planning my exercise routine. I have been very blessed that God sent me neighbors (Stephanie and Andrea) that are absolutely wonderful. I walk and exercise with them. Today Andrea came over and we did a 45 minute Zumba video, 10 minute kettlebell workout and even tried Planking. We really worked up a sweat and I feel so much better. My shoulder has been giving me problems since I dislocated it in before Thanksgiving but the workout made it feel better. All of my muscles in my neck and back really loosened up. I am meeting with a massage therapist in the morning for a deep tissue massage to help relieve the tension even more.
Tonight for dinner I made Mashed Cauliflower, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Salisbury Steal with Onion Gravy. I feel so blessed to have a home that I love, great friends, and the ability to take control of my life. Lets do it together. I hope that you all won’t mind me sharing my progress while I take control of my health for a second time. I have felt like such a failure for the last 2 years while I gained weight and went through the divorce. I will no longer use negative terms when I describe myself. I am worth having a healthy body, friends and having people in my life. Lets do it together.