I'm not going to make excuses for myself for not posting since August. Shit happens.
I'm not going to sugar-coat things and say that last year wasn't a complete bitch of a year and I'm happy that it's in the past (though, holy cow, it went fast).
I'm also not going to filter myself a whole lot on this blog anymore and play Miss Mary Sunshine all the time. Usually, I really am a positive person most of the time but 2013 and even 2012 really beat the absolute crap out of me. (I have a feeling my swear jar is going to fill up quickly this year. Drinks are on me, people!)
I am, however, going to continue to work on getting healthy. Since turning 40, my weight has skyrocketed and my self esteem has plummeted. I even went online self-diagnosed that I was depressed (according to the test I took, I'm actually severely depressed but I don't think it's that bad. Depressed, yes. Severe...debatable.). Most likely, this hasn't helped my weight issue.
With both a 5k and a 10k goal this year, I am getting get back into running. That's right. I want to be the dork with the 13.1 on the back of her car. My mother gave me money for Christmas and so I went out and bought myself a treadmill (thanks, Mom!). No Excuses.
Consistent exercise is also the name of the game. Again, no excuses. Treadmill right in the damn house. It's unavoidable. Granted, I've been exercising three times a week but it's not on a schedule and it's definitely not enough for the amount of weight I need to lose to get to a comfortable, healthy size again.
BICHOK or "Butt in chair, hands on keyboard" is yet another mantra. I am going to write at least a little bit every single day. My goal to move from writer to author will be realized (maybe not this year but SOON).
And I'm going to try to be a bit better about updating my progress, too. No, I'm not going to tell you how much I weigh now. I probably won't do pictures (I might...but I've never really liked having my picture taken so I'm not putting pressure on myself to do so). As my goal is to get healthy and down to a comfortable size, I will tell you that I want to lose around 40 pounds, though I don't have final number in mind. I just want to feel good about myself again. I'd love to be in a size 10 or 12, though I haven't been that size since high school.
Well, it's a plan at least.