Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

The ball has dropped and the new year has dawned.  I'm getting older and my New Year's resolutions are sounding a bit cliche!

I need to lose weight!  I had some medical issues last year that kept me from exercising for a while and then habit grabbed hold when I was feeling better and I just never got back to it.  So, today, I begin again!  My husband and I walked a bit over a mile this morning just to get things kicked off.  I'm going to make the kids go again with me this evening...and tonight I go back to Weight Watchers for the first time in a long time.

Starting over is hard.  I was very successful with Weight Watchers a few years ago, but when I slid, I slid big!  (Pun intended.)  It can feel depressing and overwhelming to go back over the same ground again, but I know I need to.

There are other things on my list too, and probably more important in the grand scheme of life, but this is the one that is "weighing me down."  (Too many puns?)  I know that with good diet and exercise, I will have more energy to focus on and accomplish my other goals!

John 3:30 says it all:  "He [Jesus] must increase, but I must decrease."  

So, here's to a Happy New Start for me...and a very blessed Happy New Year to you!


  1. I think we all have things weighing us down!!! Your scripture is very appropriate for this time of year and the season of life!!! God's been speaking to me that the external things in my life aren't going to change, however, I can control the internal factors --- with the Holy Spirit's help of course!

    Happy New year! Now let's go excercise together!

  2. Love that as a homeschool mom who who spends all day taking care of others with no break, you are taking some time to exercise and live a more healthy lifestyle. With my energy level at an all time low, I think I need to get out more, too. Thanks for this encouraging post!