Well, Did you all survive your Christmases? We actually have one more with my family on the 30th, but so far this is one of my favorite gifts; Tall Guy and I have matching shirts! If you like them, you can order one for yourself and your favorite farmer at the Indiana Soil and Water home page, but wait until after their conference January 7-9. Mark the 10th on your calendar to visit their page here and order away!
I don't know about you, but I have been eating way more than I should have since, oh, Little Bear's first birthday party back in the middle of November! That nasty habit prompted me to reacquaint myself with our dear ol' treadmill. My goal is to start at 3 mph, start walking 40 minutes (that's 2 miles at 3 mph.), and add .1 each week and maybe a % every other week on the incline, so that by spring break, I'm taking a little less of me to the beach! Feel free to keep me honest and ask how I am doing. I'm taking a page out of my friend Cris' new blog Year 2 Change. She is doing an awesome job working toward her goal, so I'm jumping on board the wagon!
I'm not usually one to make New Year's Resolutions, but I see a few goals taking shape for 2013. Besides working on a healthier me, or maybe as a part of being a healthier me, I have got to find a way to slow the heck down. Not sure if it was the tragedy in Connecticut, my rising weight and blood pressure, or just a sudden realization that I cannot do EVERYTHING, but some of this chaos is just going to have to take a back seat next year!
Remember the days when you actually took the time to put lotion on after a shower or bath? Made it mandatory to at least wash your face and moisturize it before bed? Happily listened to every (ok most) of your children's requests and usually tried to make them happen? Had enough energy to appreciate a bit of adult time with your significant other?
It's usually not the law around here that "If Mama ain't happy, no body is happy," but I'm thinking there might be more to it than what you see on the surface. If I take the time to make myself happy, I probably will be happier and nicer and calmer and energized. It's worth a shot anyway. The worse that can happen is that I lose weight, tone up, my skin doesn't look like the proverbial desert, and wrinkles do not win too much ground on my face.
Want to jump on my train? What are you planning or NOT planning to do in 2013? I am very interested to hear your thoughts.
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