Sunday, January 5, 2014

NSV Sunday

In light of it being a new year, I have decided to resurrect NSV Sundays. I want to focus not only on the weight loss, but also on changes I am noticing in me, my life, and yours too! So feel free to comment or link your own NSV post in the comments.

So, tonight's NSV is all about new starts. I started this journey almost a year ago. January 8, 2013 was the day I started tracking on My Fitness Pal. January 27, 2013 is the day I ordered my supplements. Something changed in me last year. Someone believed in me (actually several someones) and gave me HOPE for the first time in a long time. Last year was full of NSV's, but this was the most important one.

Tomorrow I begin a new start of sorts. The past 3 weeks have had children home, a houseful of sickies (including me) and the holidays. I am thankful that I only am up 5 pounds from my lowest. That is manageable. Forty pounds gone in a year may not sound like much to you or others, but it symbolizes more than just a number on the scale. For the first time in 15 years, I can shop in the misses' section, I can purchase "foundational" items off the rack and not have to try them on. I can keep up with my kids. I have HOPE.

Tomorrow, I get back on the wagon. I know I am carb resistant. I know that wheat and I do not agree. I am continuing with my supplements, and transitioning to a more paleo approach to eating. I am excited and a bit scared at the same time. I think this is the boost I need to get back at it. I am excited to see where it takes me. Please pray for me, and know I pray for you.

So, what NSV's do you have? I am looking forward to see what 2014 is going to bring.

Friday, January 3, 2014

January, 2014

Wow! I cannot believe it is 2014. So much happened last year, and so much has changed. I am ready for 2014 like I have not been ready for a new year before. I thought I would start with my word for 2014:

Trust. It is something I struggle with, and something I need to work on this year. Oh, how hard it is to let go and let God, yet, I know during this season in my life, I have to!

No resolutions this year, but I do have goals:
  • Get up early enough to get morning prayer done before the kids are up (this is something I have not had success with yet, but I need the kids back in school before I can).
  • Get back on track with my eating plan. I am still taking my supplements because I feel good when I take them, and they fill in nutritional gaps that EVERYONE has (if you think you don't, I can promise you do). I was doing great, but then we had influenza in the house. I was sick for 10 days with a cough I couldn't shake. I didn't really care what I ate. The result is I was up 4-5 pounds. Today is a good day so far, and this weekend we will clean out all of the treats. I will be good to go! Onederland is close, and I would like to hit it before my 1 year anniversary with the company. 50 pounds gone when that happens!!! Spueeeeeeeee!
  • Get back on track with regular exercise. I always get off track as the frigid cold makes me not want to get out. Excuses no more! I will do this!
  • Grow my business. I am participating in a 90 day challenge to do just that. It is going to be hard, but I think so worth it! The company has the best compensation plan from what I have seen, so I am going to be working on that with gazelle-like intensity!
In order for all of these things to happen, it starts with my word, TRUST. I need to believe and trust in myself and my mentors, and above all, I need to trust in HIM.