Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Year, New Changes

Can you believe that we're 22 days into 2012?! I sure can't! Still, 22 days into the new year and there's already been quite a few changes and blessings taking place in my family's life.

Henry turned 6 months old.
I got a raise at work.
Jeremy went back to school.
We bought our first house.
I lost 5 pounds.
Mason turned 2.
We welcomed a new nephew into the world.
I started a 52 week photo project.

It's easy to see that we are beyond blessed! My main point of this post is that little number 5 that snuck its way into that list. I've been inspired and excited for my best friend who is training for a marathon this year. I watched my brother as he lost probably 100 pounds if not more in order to enlist in the Army. Just this morning I read my cousin's inspiring story on how she decided that enough was enough and has been losing weight as well.

I've always struggled with my weight. I was always heavier than all the other kids when I was in school and although I was never really picked on, it always bothered me. When I was 19 or 20 I managed to lose quite a bit of weight but it was the wrong way and for the wrong reasons. Over the past 4 or 5 years, I've pretty much put every last bit of that weight that I lost back on. It seems like no matter what diet I put myself on or how hard I try, I never get anywhere and if I do get anywhere, it's definitely not quick.

So this year I decided it wasn't about the weight. I have no one to impress, I have a husband who is going to love me no matter how heavy I am. Instead it's about my health and my well being and my ability to be the best mom I can be for my son. So that means working hard for what I want - a healthy lifestyle and a healthy weight, not only for me, but for him. I know that it's going to take time and I think that if I focus less on the scale and more on how hard I'm working to just be a better me, it will be easier than what it has before.

So here's to a new year. He's to losing 5 pounds in 22 days, to working hard for what you want and knowing that eventually, your hard work will pay off!

1 comment:

  1. You can do it Jenn. It's tough work but totally worth the weight loss and how AMAZING you feel when you are eating right and moving more. If you want some additional support, check out


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