You know that whole idea of being healthy as a life journey? I think I learned that idea in more ways than one (and over and over again). Seeing my weight fluctuate, letting stress get in the way of progress, hell, letting myself get in the way of progress, is something I need to accept as part of the process and then push it aside. I have gone through a lot, but that should not be an excuse for losing sight of my ultimate goal: to be healthy. Now I move forward…
Happy New Year, everyone!
Tomorrow will be exactly one year since I started my blog and this Quarter of Caroline adventure. It was a year that involved plenty of learning, transforming, challenges, and triumphs. With the support of all of my readers and my loved ones, the first year of my blogging journey has been extremely rewarding. I thought I would highlight a few of my things I have learned and moments I experienced along the way. Then I can share what I hope 2014 will bring.
I am sorry for it being so long since I’ve written. I swear it’s not you, it’s me. The past few, well several, months have been a defining period in my life (such as: important family moments, transitional work life, a recent engagement to a wonderful man) and as life produces these monumental moments (or what seem to be monumental to the person living these moments) it takes one’s basic survival instincts and skills to get them through these types of life-changing events. As I write this post to you all at 5:35 AM after being up for about two and half hours, I know now that my survival skills are not up to par. I have allowed my life to be consumed by stress and devices out of my control. And today, I am here to ask for support from you and myself to take back control of things I can change, and let go the things that are out of my control. I need to get back to myself and the people who love me, and let go of the people who fall short of caring for me.
There is nothing harder to me than traveling for work and maintaining my workouts and diet routine. The past two months I have been in and out of a car, meeting to meeting, with little time for exercise and on a not-so-strict “free sandwich” and fast food diet. All of this traveling came at short notice, so that left me with little time to prepare and plan for an alternative routine while on the run.
I know, I know…it has been too long since my last post, but for my general health, it was a good thing to go on my mini hiatus when I did because I felt like I was burning out from everything: work, my blog, my Quarter of Caroline goal. After taking off a full week from everything (and a little longer from my blog), I feel rejuvenated and calm. My emotions seem less scattered and I am ready to work toward my goal with full force.