Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My One Little Word

I love that every year Ali Edwards inspires other to choose one word to live by for the year!  It amazes me how a commitment to one word for a year can really encourage positive energy to flow!  This is one bandwagon .. or as my Stechie would say (jump on the hayride that I love being a part of!

So 2010 was a big year for me.  It was a healing year!  2009 really beat me up, but 2010 lifted me back up, bandaged my skinned knees, and let me soar!  2010 was a year of change, and of accomplishments.  I went back to school, I met some great new friends (love you TOJO), made amends with some old ones, I QUIT SMOKING, and just generally nurtured my soul a little!  While there were still bumps to go over, I felt better equipped to deal with them.

Now on to my new word!  2011 is all about HEALTH!  Health of my mind, body and soul!  Time to get back to doing things that make my mind and body strong!  Time to jump in with both feet and make some long term changes!   My dad is pretty sick right now with heart issues. It has come to all of our attention recently that the heart issues that are genetically predisposed in our family, are not something to take lightly.  Actually .. truthfully ... IT SCARED ME!  I am almost 100 pounds overweight right now ... that is 10 bags of 10 pound potatoes that I carry on my body each and every day!  My knees are hurting going up and down stairs, me heartburn gets so painful, I get sick easy, my energy level is usually low, my back hurts, and I get indifferent at times! 

So there you have it!  HEALTH HEALTH HEALTH!  I am researching and mapping out ways to live HEALTHY!  I want my kids to follow this path and I know that if I make these changes, John is right there with me!  I love that my group of friends have already ventured on this path .. so I know the encouragement to do this will be at my fingertips. 

So I have no idea what you have in store for me 2011, but I know what I have in store for you!



Kataroo said...

Here's to Health and Happiness :)

Barb said...

Good for you, Rach! I'll be right here, cheering you on.

I am still pondering my word for 2011, but I love love LOVE the one you've chosen.

Happy New Year! :D

Mellisa said...

wishing you success & happiness in 2011 and always.

Dorrie said...

health and happiness for 2011....big hugs...looking forward to rereading this next year and seeing how far you have come...
love ya girl!!!