Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A fresh new start...Weight Watchers here I come!...

     I have jumped all in and made a decision to join Weight Watchers.  Yes, I know a lot of you think it is for middle aged frumpy ladies,...its not!  Maintaining a consistent weight isn't something that I am amazing at, it fluctuates wildly.  So this hopefully is the year I can get to a healthy weight and maintain it.

     I have been scouring the web for healthy recipes, and meal planning suggestions, even created a Pinterest board to help sort my ideas, but I will admit it feels a little overwhelming.  Can't I just have my loaded mash potatoes, bacon, ice cream and Dr. Pepper and still lose weight?  Apparently not.  Super sad it doesn't work that way.  But I am trying to focus on why I am doing this.  I am doing this to be the best possible me, to be healthier and stronger and able to do anything I want.  Plus I want to be stronger so I am better able to help and serve those that I come in contact with.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Create your own MAGIC everyday...

     Every year I try to find a focus or mantra for the year. This year I am focusing on finding the magic in every day.  2016 is going to be a good year, I have very high hopes for this year.  Sometimes I get caught up in the mundane things of the world that I lose sight of all the miracles around me.

     I love the world around me, but I will admit the past few months I have been so overwhelmed with all the responsibilities around me that I had truly forgotten to stop and relax and take a moment to appreciate the world around me, and all of the daily miracles in life.

     “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” 
― Roald Dahl

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Thoughts on the New Year and forever being a work in progress...

      New Year, new resolutions, and new focuses.  I will admit that I set a ton of goals for myself, some are achieved and some are not, it is an ongoing work in progress, but that is just what life is.  Trying to improve as the journey of life unfolds, this picture is a place that is very important, it is the Houston Texas Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  This is place where I find peace and direction in life, a place that helps me focus on where I have been and where I am going.