New and Better Me – Take Two

Wow. What a crazy season it has been for us lately. Moving across the world, learning a new place, a new culture, a new job etc. I haven’t managed to keep blogging as regularly as I wanted to but that’s life sometimes. Our lives are very full at the moment – but I’m by no means complaining. We are so incredibly blessed and I am reminded of that every day. The downside is I don’t always have time to write about it all, but when I can – I will and that will have to be good enough! 🙂

I’m starting out (again) on my journey to get healthy. I can’t say it’s a new journey since I’ve been working on it for a while (with some major pit-stops along the way – i.e. having another baby). Now’s the time to start (again). My baby is 9 and a half months old! (Wow that flew by)! He is finally sleeping through the night most nights and letting me get some rest. We are settled into our new home and are feeling more and more comfortable in our roles at work. And so I basically have no more excuse to put off getting back to a healthier lifestyle.

I know I’m ready again. It won’t be easy. It wasn’t easy before, it won’t be now. In fact it might be harder. (I do have another child to worry about now, less time on my hands with working full time etc). But the truth is there will never be a “not busy” time to start. And I know that reaching my weight loss and health goals will only enrich my life and allow me to enjoy all my many blessings more and to the fullest.

I’ve got my food journal and exercise schedule started. I’m trying to cut way back on my sugar and carb intake and up my protein, fruits and veggies. It can’t be about will power – if it’s just that I’ll fail for sure. I need to make a conscious choice DAILY to do what I need to do to take care of myself and in so-doing give the best I can to my husband and kids. I’m doing this for them as much as for myself.

I don’t know how long this journey will take (I have my hopes) but I’m just going to take it one day at a time. Bite size pieces.

Words of encouragement are always welcome. And if you’re in the same boat as me and want to make a change for the better: Come on! We can do this. The time is NOW.

I’ll keep you posted. 😉

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