Friday, April 8, 2011

New Year, New Me!

I’ve decided that in every aspect of my life, I’m going to put my BEST foot forward and put forth nothing but excellence.  I just want to be the best me that I can me (sooo cliché, but so true), so I’ve decided to do my best within this year to relinquish all (or most) of my vices and then improve upon my virtues and other good things in my life.

So here’s the good list:
*Improve my physical and mental condition.

Lol.  How’s that for starters?
Physically, I aspire to be in better shape, so I’ve recently taken up running.  The last two days I’ve essentially run/walked a 5K (both days!).  Today I did 3.3 miles and did the same yesterday (do I need to mention how I can feel absolutely every muscle in my body??).  This is toning me up way better than my elliptical workouts ever did and I am excited for the results that will be sprouting up soon.  #10lbsGoAwayNow!

Also, I plan to improve my skin care regimen and from my previous post, you might already know that I am on a journey with my hair now as well.

I’m excited that I will also be getting some improvements on my teeth.  My front tooth has been chipping lately over time and after speaking with my dentist, he told me that braces would help deter any long-term damage.  After speaking with an orthodontist, it was recommended that I get braces for approx. 12-18 months.  Now, I’m a 32 year old woman who does NOT have aspirations to return to adolescence, so I decided to move ahead with it and get Invisalign braces.  They’re the clear, plastic kind that are virtually indistinguishable!  Soooo excited about this fix.  

Then lastly, I’ve decided to be more patient.  Yes, I’ve decided.  I believe that having patience isn’t a gift, it’s a choice.  I wouldn’t say that I’m high strung, but I definitely have more anxiety than the average bear.  I noticed that the moment I made the decision to step into a perpetual zen zone (what I call it), that my emotions weren’t so wacky all the time.  Plus, it helps to meditate on the scripture “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phil 4:3.

The bad list?
*Curtail my red wine habit

Well, I looooove red wine.  But, lo and behold, wine is NOT calorie free.  Darn.
Not to mention that it stains my teeth, and my workouts have been ineffective because of the extra calorie load.  When I finally get my Invisaligns, it will be that much harder to imbibe anyway since I have to wear them 22 hours a day and when I eat or drink anything I have to scrub them and brush my teeth.  It makes for a tedious routine so I may as well cut my losses now.  

            *My teeth being chipped away has also made me realize that I may be weakening my teeth with my nail biting habit.  So for the first time since I gave birth to my son, I actually have nails!! So this is a bad habit that I’m happy to kick.

So, that’s it for the moment.  Thanks for listening to my ramblings!!


Pam Harris said...

You ran 2 5Ks?? Go you! :)

Marilyn said...

So super cute blog. Absolutely love your posts.. Found you blog hopping ;). I'm Marilyn from hope you can stop by sometime ;)) TY *officially following ya*