Wednesday, January 02, 2019

New Year Equals New Plans

Welcome to the new year! 

2018 ended with a bang sneeze for me.   Yes, I have been sick for what seems like weeks..  We were struggling with something in mid December and it finally came to a head and I have been sick as a dog for the last few days.  I think I have turned the corner and today felt mostly human.  So it's finally time to talk about the plans for the new year!

I am not setting any resolutions.  It's as simple as that!   A year is a long time.  People make goals for the year but then stumble and give up.  So I'm not setting any yearly goals.  That doesn't mean I don't have plans for 2019 though!bb I AM going to work to try to live a healthier lifestyle.  Yes, ultimately I would like to weight less....but my only thoughts for the new year is one of health!

That said....I DO have monthly goals for January!

1.  Track every bite of food
2.  Put money into my savings
3.  Weight less than I do now!  I don't care if it's a measly ounce...I want to weigh less!
4.  Do something active (a walk suffices) at least 3 times a week.

So day one is over.

I tracked.  I also DID get out and walk.  I got more steps yesterday then I have gotten in AGES!  We didn't want to do anything stenuous.  So we ended up going to a HUGE graveyard and walking!   It was just what we needed.  I got over 5 miles of walking in.  So I'm happy.  But after being sick for so long the activity really kicked me in the behind!  (Seriously...WEEKS....and about a month before that I was having a tightness in my chest that alerted me to the oncoming onslaught of illness).  Enjoy the pictures from our walk through the graveyard.

Chapel

Confederate Graves

Neat moss growing on a bench

A perfectly shaped tree

So here I am heading into day two.  The first day is always easy......so now is when it starts to get hard!!!!!  I can roll through January successful and reach my goals....and that will only build to my year of health!

19 comments:

jen said...


I love walking through graveyards.

Well done on a great start to the year.

Sarah said...

Your photos are always so nice!

I'm sorry you are sick. But way to go still getting in the walk. Hopefully you will feel better soon.

I'm proud of you for setting some goals this month. Definitely doable. And I just know you'll rock it in January.

Felicity K said...

Beautiful photos and I hate to hear you were sick. Sickness hits me like that too sometimes. Out of nowhere but then sticks around for awhile.

MaryFran said...

It is the most interesting place! Always something to look at!!!

MaryFran said...

I definitely want doable goals!!! Success will build!!

MaryFran said...

It sure is one that is hanging around!!! Hopefully I’m healthy the rest of the year!!

Shelley said...

I feel you on being sick - hope you are on the way to feeling 100% soon!

That graveyard chapel is pretty amazing.

KB said...

I find I walk much more in an interesting place too. Keep up the good work.

Angel said...

Small steps and you have the right mindset. Way to go on the walk and loved the pictures.

*My Stalker Is Fat* said...

When I get sick, I am sick for weeks too. Hope you are feeling 100% better soon. The graveyard pictures are so cool! That chapel is beautiful.

Cathy said...

I love cemeteries. One of my favorite running routes goes through one. I dated a guy in Michigan many years ago and once when visiting him made him pull over so we could go through a cemetery in Detroit. It was so cool. The ones that I have been to here in Washington are smaller (I grew up in a small town and live in a small town now) and I thought the old stones in Detroit were so cool. He thought I was weird though. ;-) I guess I should go to one in Seattle, that would probably be fascinating. :-)

MaryFran said...

I hope you are also well soon!!!

I soooo want to go inside the chapel! I have to find a time when it is open!!

MaryFran said...

Yes! I know also that when I have run while on vacation...i have the best runs! It’s new and interesting!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!

MaryFran said...

I’m hoping that a lower key weekend with lots of naps will knock this out of me this upcoming weekend!!!

MaryFran said...

I have done that...pulled over (made someone else pull over) so I could explore!

So the craziest part about it? I can not STAND to go to the graveyard where my dad is! I used to walk in that one when I lived inbhaverstown and loved it! I can’t bear to even drive by now!

Lynn said...

I used to study in a cemetery in college.

MaryFran said...

What a wonderful idea!!! I never thought of that!!!!

Stevie Hanna said...

Happy 13th Blogiversary! Looks like it's been a wonderful journey for you so far. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of your transformation.