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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Reflections and Resolutions

Okay, I hate the word "resolutions" as most of us probably do, because resolutions seem to be things that we break by mid-February.  But it went well with "reflections," so deal.  :)

This time last year, I had just made the decision to leave my husband after 19 1/2 years of a less-than-happy marriage.  This time last year, I was 55 pounds heavier than I am right now.  This time last year, I was scared, unsure, and worried about my future.  I was still relatively new at my job, my boss took on a new partner (which gave me a second boss), and that brought with it a lot of unknowns.

Fast forward 365 days.  I secured a great little condo in a nice area and left my husband alone to wallow in his own misery.  I have shed 55 of the 100 or so remaining pounds I have left to lose -- going from a size 18 to a 14 and dropping under 200 for the first time in 15 years -- and I'm stronger than I've ever been.  I now do kettlebells religiously, and I recently added kickboxing to the mix.  I ran my very first ever 5k, and I did it in 43 minutes.  I'm far less scared about what's going to happen or how I'll do.  I still really love where I work and who I work with, and I know they love me to pieces and see what I contribute to the firm.  I've even ventured out on a few dates where, even though they weren't great or productive, are working towards getting my self-esteem back up.

So for 2014, I have -- let's call it a bucket list of things I want to accomplish.
  •  Get closer to God
  •  Drop the last of my weight, whatever that number might be (40 or 50 pounds) and continue toning up
  •  Run at least one more 5k, and to improve on the time set by my first one
  •  Start learning a new language
  •  Ride my bike more/enjoy the outdoors more
  •  Get out there and make more friendships
I think this makes a good start for a new year without being too unreasonable.  And being that they're not resolutions, there's nothing to break.


  1. What a fantastic post. I'm impressed with just how much you accomplished this past year. Wonderful! Congrats. From this post and the last, it seems like you really know your self-worth which says SO MUCH in this day and age. Good for you!


  2. Thanks, Heather. I don't know yet if I truly KNOW my self-worth, but let's just say I'm working hard to find and keep it. :)