Happy New Year!!!


As I said in previous blog, I am coming back with a different approach to this blog. I am going to keep it lean. I think I bit off more then I could chew and even though it was fun I could not keep up with it like I wanted to. I am going to keep certain aspects but others I am doing away with just because I cannot maintain them as well and it would be a disservice to you as my readers. I am keeping my “A Quote a Day”, “Adventures”, “Health and Exercise”, “Hobbies”, “My Opinion (and that is all it is)”, “Poetry”. “Reblogged Posts”, “Recipes”, “Some Good Links”. Anything else that was here I am trimming out. I may do some other trimming later in the year. We will just have to wait and see.

I will start my fitness posts again once a week but this time I am going to hold myself accountable more then I did last year. And whereas I do have a specific goal, I think I failed myself in having to lofty of a goal all at once. I am still keeping that 150 pounds in mind but I am taking smaller steps just because I burned out with my exercise. I still exercised but I started hating it and it became harder. Not to say it was ever easy, it just lost it’s shine so to speak. I am going to post a pic of my Fitbit page each week to show you all my progress. I can’t fib that…lol.

My quote a day will start tomorrow and like last time, it will be everyday. I think that was one of my most popular categories and I hope you will all continue to enjoy it.

My recipe category I will do a post once a week. I will do my best to find some interesting recipes as well as use some from my own culture.  We all love to eat so hopefully I can find at least some everyone will enjoy.

The rest of my categories on my blog will be attended too as well when inspiration strikes. 🙂

I hope none of you left during my hiatus but if you did I hope you find me again. I hope I can keep your interest in the few things I do.

I wish you all a productive amazing New Year and all you hopes and wishes come true!!


New Year, life, happiness and a continuation of a better me


So as you all know I have not been posting a lot this past month. The holidays, family, and me revaluating me. I refuse to make New Year’s resolutions because…let’s be honest…no one ever keeps their New Year’s resolution. So instead of doing that I am reiterating the goal I intend to achieve: I am going to improve my eating habits, continue to do the exercising that I have been doing, and I am going to lose the weight I have left to lose.

In the last month I have discovered that when I made a decision not to allow people to control what I do or how I choose to live…I have started to live what really seems to be a better life. And as much as I hate to admit it because I hate to see people  care about unhappy, I am actually happier and a lot calmer. I am glad that I no longer ( or at least most of the time) allow certain people to get under my skin. My holidays went a lot smoother then in years past.  Does that mean I don’t go around my family or want to talk to them? No it just means I know how to manage myself and not worry about what everyone thinks or says.Thank goodness I made the choice I did 11 years ago.

A few things I want to accomplish this year…more goals then resolutions…just have to put my best foot forward:

  • continue to improve my health with my fitness goals
  • continue to pay down any debt we have (extra on house payment)
  • manage myself better
  • be a better parent especially now that my kids are teenagers
  • be a better wife 🙂

Overall, I think this year is going to be a great one. I think it will be a little challenging in some areas but I know we will be able to do it. I know I will be doing more for myself to improve me and help my kids and husband do well for themselves. WE will accomplish what we set our minds to do. So here is to the first step…we will be great!!