Thursday, January 1, 2015

Making Some Changes

When I went on college vacation, I started to make some changes. One of my classes really talked about the importance of exercise to help with anxiety and stress. At one point during those 16 weeks, I experienced several weeks of anxiety, which was completely unusual for me. I did take a few walks around campus on my lunch break, but with the approach of winter, I didn't stay with it. Then, our local school opened their new gym/weight room to the residents of the town, and since my kids kept urging me to go with them, I started going 6 out of 7 days a week to walk on the treadmill, ride the bike, and lift weights.
 I've been going for several weeks now, and I'm almost addicted to my daily time there.
 I've even managed to get Big Daddy to go a few times.  His doctors keep telling him he needs to go, but he has to WANT to in order to get him there.  It's a struggle.
I went and weighed yesterday, and even though I've been snacking a lot, I've still lost almost 3 pounds.  Yay!
 I've also started drinking more water. This has been a struggle for me.  I'm not much of a water drinker. But I'm trying.
 I'm also trying to work on my vices - Diet Mountain Dew and smoking.  I don't smoke a lot, but I still smoke.  I'm hoping to give it up completely.  The soda drinking will be much harder to give up, I think.  I love Diet Mountain Dew, which is strange because I detest all other soda.
Then there's the Nerium.  I love these products but won't buy them because of the expense.  Small T gifted them to me and it's my favorite Christmas present by far.  I couldn't believe she spent so much money on me though.  I have to watch her as she loves the day cream and uses it too.  lol  These products work wonders on my sun damaged face from all these years at the pool during the summer.
Next week, on Monday, I'll be going in to get my hair done.  I'm getting it highlighted since all my summer highlights are grown out and my hair looks terrible. I'm also getting my brows and lip waxed.  I can't go without that!
Another change I've been looking at is something that I let go over the years.  That's learning about putting my makeup on correctly and styling my hair differently when I need to change it up a bit.  That's a bit harder since I have shorter hair, but Pinterest has been great with showing different methods of fixing it.  So...2015 is about a "new me" in most cases.  What about you?


  1. Bravo for you! I think you are excelling in all areas of your life. I enjoy your blog so much too! :)

  2. A water tip for you, I but some lemon or lime in the water or I have even tried to put a splash of apple juice, cherry juice, etc. You will get used to it after a few days. I prefer bottled water, (plain)