- I'm a 45 year old mother of 3 boys. I live in a beautiful old house that needs a lot of TLC with my youngest son and 2 dogs. I am working hard at keeping myself healthy and fit by working out and doing a spot of running. I'm a creative person and am passionate about keeping traditional skills alive. I cook, knit, bake, garden, preserve, read, write and am now learning to spin and quilt. Oh and I sometimes swear.....
Friday, December 31, 2010
It would be really easy to say 2010 was a horrible year but I’m not going to dwell on the negatives. I have a sort of guru. He is a very wise man. He tells me to look for the positive in everything. And sometimes I have to look damned hard! But he’s right. So instead of moaning about the bad stuff, here’s a word or two about the good stuff.
This year I got fit thanks to my personal torturer. I finally found something that worked for me and I stuck at it. Ok, in the beginning I would come home afterwards and lie on the couch for hours. I fell off everything you could fall off and couldn’t do a press up to save my life. But slowly month by month I improved. And now I’m actually going to train for a triathlon!
This year I got a clean bill of health. It was more than a little bit scary at the time but the end result means I start 2011 knowing I am healthy. And it’s given me the motivation to fund raise for a worthy cause.
This year I lost a lot of weight. Maybe not in the healthiest way but remember I’m looking for the positives!
This year I listened to my inner voice. For a long time I had been ignoring it because I didn’t want to hear what it was saying. But I took that leap and learned that my instincts are good.
This year I discovered I had amazing friends. I always knew I had a great bunch of people around me but they really stepped up and held me up when I couldn’t stand. They made me believe I can do this on my own. And do it well.
So goodbye 2010. I'm off to climb that mountain in 2011 and I won't be looking down until I reach the top!