Real Life Comes Early

Well I am back from our vacation and it feels like real life came back with a vengeance. I think my attempts to develop healthy habits are being challenged. Came home to a sick dog, a sick kid and a messy house. (Well, really I left the house messy but now we had a pile of laundry to do as well)

I am proud of myself for not getting any fast food, pop or junk food while out the last few days. I also got up and got to the gym this morning before my first class. It felt great to get moving.

I also had a stroke of insight today that I have spent so much time focusing on trying to not eat the wrong food or do the right exercise that I have missed focusing on the rest of me. I am proud of all that I have accomplished and my size is only a part of it. I do want to feel more comfortable in my own skin and respect my beautiful body. This picture is of a beautiful spot on our vacation. Notice how I am looking up as I am trying to not have my double chin show up. Now I see it and think how ridiculous to focus on that when there is so much beauty in the picture.

I challenge everyone (including myself) to each time we look in the mirror to tell ourselves we are beautiful and point out one thing about ourselves that we love.

Happy New Year!

This is a wonderful new day and a new opportunity. I know that everyone is thinking about either their resolutions or trying to make sure that they don’t make resolutions. I asked my family what their goals for this coming year and my three years old replied by saying “I have too many goals, I just want to play hockey.” It reminded me that I just need to keep things simple and look for things that bring me joy. I am focusing on adding to my life and not having guilt about mistakes.image

Today’s Intention

In my goal of healthy living, I want to focus on the positive instead of the negative. I think I am like most women, you tell me I can’t have ice cream and in my mind I think, “I’ll show you just how much I can eat!” So today my intention is to get outside and do something active. I will fill you in on my activity, please join me in enjoying nature and leave a comment with your activity today.

It is up to you to see the beauty of everyday things”  – Author unknown

Upcoming Changes

This time of year is the typical time to think about what we want to change in the next year.  I typically hate doing New Year resolutions as I feel that I am just setting myself up for failure so this year I thought that I would make myself accountable by blogging. This is mostly for me, but hopefully someone else may find some insight as well. My two goals are the following:

  1. Treat my body with respect and become healthier
  2. Be financially responsible.

So what does this mean? I have noticed that I am uncomfortable when bending over or walking upstairs. I want to show my kids by example how to care for their bodies. I enjoy working out but my downfall is with healthy eating. I use food as a way to deal with emotions, and continue to gain weight as a result. I am not going to base my success on the amount of weight I lose as I feel our society puts far too much pressure and expectations on our body shape. My goal is to each day nourish and respect my body, not lose a specific amount of weight.

The othe goal is to be financially responsible. I feel that when we are using credit or going into further debt, it is a form of dishonesty. I would not ask a friend to borrow some money from them without a plan to pay it back but yet I (and most of society) will use the bank’s credit or a credit card without a plan to pay it back in a short time frame. I want to focus on being honest with myself and others. So here goes my first confession: I am a fat and broke. Now it’s time to fix both! Please join me on my journey and let me know if you want to be accountable as well to others on this blog community. The only rule I have is to be kind to ourselves and to others

May you find the peace and beauty in your life

Welcome

Welcome to my blog – The Glorious Chaos! I am happy you found my site! I decided to start this as a way to celebrate my life, the beautiful and glorious chaos and to keep myself accountable to the changes I want to see. I believe that life is glorious because of the chaos and imperfections, I spent years trying to make sure I did everything I ‘should’ do and now I am doing things I chose to do. I have an amazing husband and three wonderful boys who I often refer to as my three monsters. Please join us on the journey.