Inside the Life of Me.....

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Welcome 2012

I can't say that 2011 was an especially memorable year... there were definitely things that made it easier, but also quite a few things that made it harder. I won't get into specifics, just to say that we won't really be missing 2011!! Tyler and I are excited for what 2012 has in store for us and hope and pray that it is a healthy, safe and prosperous year for our family.

It is time for my annual New Year's Resolution(s) list... a little late, but hey, better late than never...

New Year's Resolutions for 2012...

1. Internal attitude change...

I have spent SO much time analyzing others' lives... why do they have this and I don't? How come they get that before we do? Why can't we be more like them? Why is this happening to us?

All those feelings did was tie me up in knots and make me angry at others... not a healthy habit. So I decided this year, that, although it will be really hard... I need to make an internal attitude change. I need to be happy for other's (not just on the outside). I need to love unconditionally, and I need to be GRATEFUL for what I do have, even if it isn't what I expected at this stage in life.

2. Change my response to others who don't always treat my how I deserve to be treated...

This one is SO hard.. I am the kinda girl that will let you know when you have wronged me, that will put you in your place when you have insulted me or the people I care about.... but everytime I snap back, I realize I am not being a good example to others and definitely not showing my Faith.

I want to be better at this in the New Year, turn the other cheek so to speak, and not let people are not loving get the best of me. I will control my response to them even it they cannot control their response towards me

3. Keep my chin up when life knocks me down...

Everyone is struggling with something... be it big or small. This year life has knocked Tyler and I down a few times... there have been moments where I don't want to get back up... but I realize that I need to be a good example of what unshakable faith looks like.. even if I am hurting.

I have decided that the best way to show my faith to others who don't understand it or don't want to acknowledge it is to try and look at the positives when life knocks me down. It is so hard to do when you don't feel like looking at the "happy stuff"... but I am going to try harder this year to do that. 

At the end of the day, I KNOW that I am blessed, I have an amazing husband who loves me unconditionally and has chosen to walk this rocky road with me, I have a house to live in (be it small, but we love it), I have job and a family that are constant, friends that check in to see how I am, etc... I am truly blessed.

4. Get Healthy-- inside and out

I LOVE to cook, and I don't mean just meats and veggies... I love pastas, and stuffed chicken, desserts and most of all CARBS... ugh it's a weakness. 

I want so badly to get back in shape, but I can't seem to find the will power to do it. I have decided that this year I need to make a healthy change inside and out. Maybe it's not about wearing a size 2, but looking good in my own skin... Maybe I won't get back to having rock hard abs, but I can definitely work on my waistline by cooking fun, HEALTHY meals for Tyler and I. 

I want to have a healthy mind, skin, body and outlook on life... this is so much more than a diet. I just want to feel good about myself and what is going on around me... this is going to be hard, but I will get there!

And with those four goals, I wish all of you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope that you have made some healthy, attainable, goals for yourself this year... I hope God blesses you immensely and brings you the happiness you deserve--

1 comment:

  1. These are SUCH positive resolutions - not always easy, but something to strive for every day. Good for you for setting your intentions publicly so you can work to stick to them! Your loving friends will help to hold you accountable. :-) Cheers to a GREAT 2012! xoxo