Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1st, 2010

Today is not only the start of a new decade but it's the start of my new journey to balance my personal life, career, health and wellness. It's a big task but I'm game for it. Enough is enough.

As I was celebrating New Year's Eve last night I was realizing that we all vow to make some kind of change in the new year but we (some of us) sure don't start off really well. We start off staying up way too late, eating too much food, and perhaps drinking too much alcohol. When I woke up this morning, I was tired, full and lazy. How can we expect to start fresh when we don't allow ourselves to start off with sleep, an empty stomach and no hangover (I don't have a hangover). I did reframe from drinking last night.

I'm impressed with myself today. I actually got up and walked 5 km today in the cold (-20 degrees celsius here). I feel great. I've eaten properly, so far. I'm relaxing right now because my ankles hurt from not wearing supportive shoes. I'll get over it.

I'm feeling good, relaxed and ready to partake on this journey that will help me.


  1. April, I am amazed that you can share your private thoughts with great optimism. Overweight is the most difficult situation to face. You have to eat every day and you have to look at yourself everyday. You are faced with an abundance of unhealthy options and everyone seems eager to sabotage your good intentions.

    I am so proud of you! It takes so much courage to face and conquer food addiction. Feeling strong and healthy is wonderful. You'll get there, girl. Just take it one choice at a time.

    Please remember your strengths. I rarely meet someone with your great capacity to teach well. There are many good teachers but you are in a category of your own ... awesome!

  2. I totally agree with Collette...yeah for you!

    P.S. I can't belive you are almost 42...I wouldn't put you at a day over 35! Love ya!