I’ve decided to do a recap because I want to be able to look back on the bigger things that happened each month. This journey of mine is going to be long and trying. Being able to easily view how far I’ve come will keep pushing me forward.
Ended the previous year and started this one with one too many drinks. I didn’t regret it then and I don’t regret it now. I thoroughly enjoyed every single drop of that glorious wine. Even with my overindulgence, I managed to lose weight that week. Woot! I said back then that my next wine day is my birthday. I’m still on track for that! In fact, I haven’t had any alcohol since the 1st! I am very proud of that.
I fully launched our Sprint to May Challenge here on my blog. Because of this challenge, I’ve “met” what I still consider to be the most amazing group of bloggers. In the month since we launched the STMC, I’ve learned many things about myself through all of you. You have inspired me and gotten me through some tough times. I’m so thankful for this because of that. I’m excited to see where the rest of this Challenge takes us.
I started getting into a funk that lasted only grew throughout the first half of the month. For some reason, a disinterest in this journey came over me. During a few of these days, I questioned whether or not I’d be able to continue. I felt a lot of pressure from myself to excel. Believe me, this quest for perfection is nothing new and it’s something I always have to deal with at some point or another. Thankfully, I was able to get through it.
I ordered a year’s subscription of Bulu Box. Bulu Box is a monthly subscription of weight loss products that come in sample sizes so that you can try products before you buy. My first box is due in about 2 weeks! When it arrives, I will test out the products and share my thoughts. I’ve been counting down the days! I can’t wait for this!
This was a particularly fun and scary post for me. I rarely share recipes that I love with other people just because I’m afraid that they won’t like them. By sharing this particular recipe with you guys, I overcame a major fear of mine. The positive response was so unexpected. In turn, the stories of success that a lot of you shared with me regarding this recipe has been one of the greatest rewards for me. Thank you to all who have made this. I appreciate it! 🙂
Things finally bubbled over for me by this day. I had been in such a funk and I had no drive, but on this day everything changed. Something lit up inside of me that said enough was enough and I was not going to give in. I was done pitying myself and feeling bad about things that I had no control over. Things changed within me and outside of me on this day. The difference has been like night and day.
I reached a couple of milestones on this day. For starters, I managed to lose over 30 pounds! On top of that, I also broke a wall that I couldn’t seem to break last year. This wall represented so much for me and I feel very fortunate to have been able to finally come through the other side. I can’t wait to break through many more.
Well, there it is. That’s my list of things for January. It was a rather trying month, but I managed to get through it in one piece. I learned to let go of my obsession with the scale. I also learned that I am a lot stronger than I give myself credit for. In the end, I’m very happy with how things played out last month and I don’t think I would change a thing about it.
Now, I have a few questions for you guys: How was your January? What did you learn about yourself last month? If you could, would you change anything? I hope you’ll share your thoughts with me. 🙂
Until next time,