Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 In Review

I've been pondering this post for a few days. I'm not sure what to say about 2014.  In between the good trips we had, it was pretty craptastic.  I only did one race and was not motivated about 'being healthy' at all.  This is shown by how I feel after 'starting over' last week with the trainer.  It's also shown by my blood sugar numbers... my check up was supposed to be on the 16th, but because of how I've been feeling and my numbers - the dr moved it up to the 5th.

Some good things from the year

  • Road trip to California in February to attend Children's Pastor's Conference. Amazing scenery! Included going to Spring Training on the way home.
  • Many trips to Nebraska to see my favorite man. He is what I never knew I wanted. :)
  • Being able to attend ALDS Game 3 at the K! A postseason game is obviously on my bucket list and unless I come into some money, the World Series is out. :) But being there when the Royals won it to move on to the ALCS was classic and one of the best baseball moments I've had.
Other than that... there was loss.  CJ's dad passed away in July. After being with her family all week to help where I could, her dad's funeral on a Friday -- my mom called on Saturday to say that my grandma had passed.  Since then CJ's family has had even more loss, even up until a few days ago.

I know I'm blessed to have what I have, but 2014 was also a struggle. I have never struggled with singleness as much as I did last year. I'm not sure if it was my age inching closer to "mid-30s" or what. I can't even describe it really.

Moving on to what is hopefully a better year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Step It Up

I love the chats I have with my trainer during workouts.

No, really.

Ok... mostly.

We have a good time.  She gives me crap for eating crap.  She punishes me for not working out enough. You know the drill.  This week was no exception.  The only difference was tonight... I got homework.

As in - this is what you're doing for the week and before we start our next workout, you're weighing in.

Bah!!! She's on to me! It's good - for her. For me - I'm scared. ;) So here's this week's homework in case you were wondering:

Monday - W/ Michele
Tuesday - Praise Moves (Christian yoga)
Wednesday - Home workout provided by Michele
Thursday - 3 mile walk
Friday - OFF
Saturday - 30 min workout video
Sunday - walk or off

On my off days I'm to do work with the foam roller - stretching and such. So it's time to get off my duff. Oh - and quit eating crap.

Pretty sure I'll be starving by New Years.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Clean Up

You know there are times in your life when you need to clean house. Most 'normal' people do this in the spring. However, I'm very much at that moment. I feel like my life is chaos.... Unorganized... Cluttered. I don't know if it's the crazy year we've had or what. Starting today I'm cleaning house.... Starting with the closet and dresser. Getting rid of clothes and stuff I don't need or use.

Might include some phone numbers. Maybe some conversations that need to be had to get off my chest. We'll see what the coming weeks bring, but I hope that this will accomplish at least some sense of order. And keep me from getting depressed and "funky" during the remaining winter months.

What tips do you have for avoiding the winter funk?

Starting the year off right.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

New Year, New Word

For the last couple of years I've selected one word to focus on for the year. I didn't pick one for 2014, but have decided to do one for 2015.

My word for 2015 is STRONGER.

The verse to go along with it is:  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”   Joshua 1:9

I'm not necessarily going to voice goals or anything, but will be sharing struggles and successes in my life as a whole.