Feeding the Frenzy

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2016 is upon us. Did you make any resolutions? I never do, because I would rather be pleasantly surprised than a failure. Who's kidding? I totally made the workout resolution in my mind, but I'm going to start when I am ready and not right now. But, when I looked through the Sunday paper, it's hard not to fall into the fitness bandwagon. Every circular seemed to be fitness and health related, even Best Buy had their Fitbits front and center.

Everywhere I turned...... 

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.....and.... 

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...then BAM! 

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....and MORE healthy eating.... 

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I want to have a healthy lifestyle and I want to maintain it for years to follow, but I'm nowhere near ready. Maybe some people can just magically be mentally and physically prepared to instantly walk into the gym on January 1st and tackle the workout sessions you've been ramping yourself up for, but I still feel like shit. I can't seem to catch up on my sleep and my sluggishness is at an all-time high. To me, preparing to begin introducing a workout regimen into you lifestyle is a lot like running. I need to pace myself, especially since I'm not used to it. If I fly like a bottle rocket right out the gate then I'm going to fizzle out fast. Also, my goal isn't to lose weight fast or be ready for summer, I just want to be healthier for my family and I want to feel good, not just physically, but mentally as well. It's not about body image, it's just about maintaining my physical and mental well-being.

Making this very loose resolution was not just about me, my main resolution is for a happy family - our girls are happy, they've always been happy kids, but I want my husband and I to be happy. We need to hit the reset button occasionally. I used to be afraid to do that, but if there's anything I learned from 2015 it's that a good hard reset it necessary. You can be surface happy, but if you're not happy in your soul, and I mean deep down in that sucker, then you aren't truly happy. Happiness comes in many different forms for everyone, for me it's seeing the smiles of the people I love most in this world. I want to contribute to their smiles and their fun and their warmth. But, I have to make some personal adjustments, so that's what I'm going to do in my own time.