I'm taking part in a fun challenge called Blog Forward by ZonePerfect! I'm super excited and honored to be part of such a fun program.
I've been thinking of "New Years Resolutions" for awhile now...obviously I'm a tad bit late considering we're almost into March now. But I didn't want to take this lightly. I wanted to challenge myself this year, make 2014 the best, most rewarding year yet. I've struggled a lot over the last three years with trying to make changes for the better and sticking to them. I didn't want to pick resolutions that I knew I wouldn't keep up with, I wanted to pick things that will improve my life for not only 2014 but the rest of it...
My first resolution is to be completely debt free...this alone is a HUGE challenge for almost everyone. I've had a huge amount of credit card debt that's been EATING me alive. Like that anxious feeling, that feeling of "this is never going to end..." When I say completely out of debt...for me I mean credit cards alone. I'm ok with a car payment and possible student loans. I just want to have more finical freedom and begin the process of saving again. Of simply breathing again.
Speaking of student loans...yes...my second resolution is to start school. GASP...what! I haven't been in school basically since high school. Which is about 12 years ago. Whoa. Just the thought of going back to school can stop me in my tracks and scare me to the point to changing my mind constantly. I wasn't all that great in school WAY back then, who says it'll be any different at nearly 30? But I'm a single mother with no future career...I NEED to take this challenge, not only for myself but for my daughter. I want her to see that anything is possible, it's ok to be scared, it's ok to try, and it's never too late to make something for yourself and your future no matter how hard it might be.
In order to accomplish the first two resolutions I need to stay healthy and fit. I LOVE working out. Mainly running as you've seen in past blog posts. I belong to the gym and chicky and I love loading up the stroller for a run outside. My third resolution is to make working out and healthy eating a priority, not just something whenever I have time for it. With ZonePerfect products they definitely help with providing quick and easy on the go snacks...not just for me either they make kid friendly snack bars too! I'd like for 2014 to be my fittest and healthiest year ever! I need to have a clear head if I want to accomplish my first two goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key.
Dear 2014 Dani...
This is YOUR YEAR! You've overcome many struggles over the last three years only to end up in the exact same spot. Wondering when you'll catch that break you deserve. BUT, the reality of it is...you're the only one that can make the changes you need to better your life. You're the only one who can take the first steps. You can run from your dreams and your goals but you'll just live with regret and with wonder. You'll question yourself, you'll waste time. If you don't start now you'll be in the same place this time next year. MAKE THE CHANGE. The only failure is not trying. Do this for yourself but for Makena. Show her your strength and that anything is possible. YES it will be hard, yes you'll need extra help, yes you'll have to work harder...but think of the end result...a happier you overcoming obstacles and challenges you never thought possible!
You got this girl! Stay focused!
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