I tend to start each new year with a whole lot of resolutions. Each time these resolutions have fallen by the wayside after about a week. I am hoping that 2014 will be different. I want to actually succeed at it this year. I know that no one really wants to read about someone’s resolutions, but I hope to make them interesting and would love to have encouragement and prayers from you. Here goes:
1. Read the Bible – I would consider myself pretty knowledgable where the Bible is concerned. I typically read in the New International Version or the English Standard Version. This year I would like to read the Bible using “The Message”. I think it will be an easy read, but I also want to make myself question what I am reading. I hope to go to other versions to see if I have the same understanding. Mostly I would like to read it from a new version to gain a new perspective or viewpoint on things.
2. I obviously have MS. I am a lucky one and am still able to work and basically live a semi-normal life. I do not take care of myself. I want to start. I am overweight and stay tired all of the time. I have used my MS as an excuse for my fatigue….and it is, but I can’t help but think if I took better care of myself that I woulf feel somewhat better.
Today, I plan on going to buy some kettlebells. I have found what appears to be an easy routine for women.
I would like to try to do this routine on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. On Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday I would like to get in 3 miles of walking. This can be done on my treadmill or outside. I would like to walk 3 minutes/ 30 second intervals. Three minutes at a pretty good pace and then 30 seconds as fast and as hard as I can go. I understand that this helps with weight loss.
I also want to start eating healthier. I have done fad diets. I don’t want to do anything like that. I want to be able to eat what I want to eat, but also count calories. I don’t want to feel deprived and then just go off of the “diet’ because it is too hard. I just want to eat healthier and practice portion control. I would like to eat between 1800-2000 calories. This, along with exercise, should help me to lose weight at a very slow pace…thus helping me to keep it off and not to get discouraged.
Typically I want to weigh myself everyday or even more than that. I get discouraged when I don’t see those numbers changing as quickly as they should. I AM NOT GOING TO WEIGH MYSELF. i just want to feel better and hopefully I can feel that my clothes feel better. I will be able to see the weight results at the doctor’s office only. I go enough, that will have to be enough. It might actually make me look forward to weighing in!
3. Lastly, I want to strive to be a better person. I want to become a servant to othres. There are ladies at my church that are great examples and I have been a recipient of their love and care and help many times. I want to be that person. I feel this is biblical behavior and I think I will be the one that is blessed. I don’t want to do this because I want the glory. I want to do this to help others and to know that I am making a difference in other’s lives.
I also want to start a prayer journal. I would love for you to join me in prayers for those I know that need help physically, spiritually, or financially. If you have someone that you would like for me to pray for….please leave me a comment!
Happy New Year! I hope this year is filled with joy!