A Good Start

Winter Beach Walks
Winter Beach Walks

Well, I am off to a good start. I made a commitment yesterday to drop 12 pounds in 28 days. Count down to Mexico! The dreaded muffin top is a tiny bit smaller this morning. I lost 2 pounds! Yes, 2  in one day!

Now, yesterday was a grueling day as you can imagine. I ate only raw food except for a bowl of soup and I worked out a good two hours. I am so sore today I could hardly get out of bed. But, I not only rose from near dead, I took my dogs on a five mile walk. I’m going to  recuperate for a few hours here and then do my floor exercises and hit the bow-flex. I had a superfood and protein shake for breakfast and a pear and an orange for snacks! I’m not allowing my mind to wander to the frig for anything like pasta or toast or cheese or….never mind.

Anyway, all this makes me think about starting a whole new year in just a few days and wondering how it will be different from all the years in the past.  Will I finally weigh what I want and maintain it? Will my family goals be reached and realized? I want to grow as a Christian and as a better person. I want to be a better friend to my friends and a better wife to Patrick. I hope to become successful as a writer and publish my books.

Every New Year I start out with resolutions I never realize. Maybe I set my expectations too high. Maybe I am unrealistic, I don’t know. But I do know that I’m not making any resolutions this year. I’m just going to try harder in life, live fuller, cherish those around me and appreciate being loved, needed, and wanted. I’m lucky for my good health both physically and mentally, although some will argue the mental part.

Take care readers! Eat healthy and get your exercise!

Until Tomorrow,

Mary Ann

2 thoughts on “A Good Start

  1. Hey, This is fun! Did you tell me you were doing this? I must not have made a list to tell myself to check it out?!! I like it, thanks for writing!

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