Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013: Challenge accepted

A new year: new opportunities, new beginnings, new adventures, new excitement, new resolutions.

Last year around this time, I vowed to improve my health, and change the shape of my body over the next year - and boy did I ever! You have to give me that. With the help of a little attention to my food consumption and a lot of exercise, I went from being technically obese to slightly overweight, and then, just when my ideal weight was within sight… wow, if you had asked me at the beginning of the year what I would look like on the last day of the year, I wouldn’t have guess this in a million years! What a failure!! Weight- and shape-wise, big time let down! I mean, really!

But oh, what a blessing. That I can look down at a big round belly and feel joy, excitement, and anticipation.

And tired and overwhelmed. I really can’t - with any confidence - present any new projects or ideas as firm new year’s resolutions this year. Aware of the challenges that I am facing in 2013, as exciting and positive as they may be, all I can promise right now is that I will do my best, one day at a time, and trust that faith and strength get me through this year in one piece.

(I guess technically – physically - I will not, but you get my point.)

So buckle up. We're going for a ride.

What challenges will 2013 offer you? How are you planning on tackling them?


  1. I love it! You will have a wonderful 2013 with all the joys of a new son! (okay -- you'll be pretty tired too, but well worth it)
    Ann (mom of 4 too)

  2. I wish You all the best in New Year 2013! Greetings from Poland! Hmmm... I don't make any promises :)

  3. You look great! 2013 will be an exhausting but beautiful year for you, I'm sure!