Sunday, January 2, 2011

ringing in the new year

disclaimer: this post may sound a bit here and there..props to you if you track with me :o)
As I sit here i am fighting pneumonia. not the best way to ring in the new year BUT it surely gave me gumption to declare a year of health for me and my family. as i look back there was far too much illness for a family that eats healthy and is active.

i am enlisting the services of a dear friend who is a very knowledgeable nutritionist. she is the best! we are already on two immune builders and other things will be added in time also. i call the year 2011 the year for building health...we have too much to do here at our farm to be sick. thats for sure

life gets so busy that much of the time our personal health isnt tended to until it hits a big dip...i am taking this next year to invest in the health first and foremost for my family...fresh fruit readily available, supplements, more sleep than we get now (thats for sure!)...

most of the time i tend to focus on one thing while others take the back seat...i think this is pretty natural.
i am going to try to be more balanced. mental, physical and spiritual. when one of these gets off balance it takes out the others too.

along the lines of the new year here are a few things that i am looking forward to:

 mental-continue earning my bachelor degree-adding in my first grant writing course this quarter. the program that i am taking really expands a persons ways of regarding others and why they make the choices that they do.

physical-waaaaaaaay back in the day i used to be a runner. during that timeframe I joined the Army National Guard. in basic training i led my platoon way to early in the morning on our run. it was a proud time for me. my body was about as physically fit as it could get and boy did i take it for granted. now 20 years, 5 kids and and the physical demands of being a single mom and i wish i had half of that stamina now. so what can i do about that? first of all-get over the pneumonia. secondly boost my adrenals and then walk, jog and run! may not be as fast as that, but it will come. i love to run...the solitary act of it. i guess my goal would be surmized as getting healthy...truly healthy. not a certain pant size, but healthy.

spiritual-boy oh boy. this one is something that the rest really rest on. if it is out of balance then i really cant do the other two. i set up an area in the corner of my bedroom with a bid comfy chair, book shelf and some (i have a lot) of my favorite books....get out of the pit by Beth Moore, As silver refined by Kay Arthur and a few Joyce Meyer too. Most of all I need to read the Bible more and the other books as supplements. to dig around in it like I used to. i found an old journal from right after the divorce and i used to write out a scripture and then I would unpack it (as Pastor Doug says) explaining what it means to me. i loved that time.

are you still here? hopefully i made sense ;o)
now back to bed with me

what are some of your outlooks for your new year?

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