I don’t make New Year’s resolutions and I am not going to start in 2016. However, I am making myself a promise to live fearlessly. I have finally reached that point or maybe its that age where I realize that I need to go for it, sink or swim. I am pretty certain I won’t sink because I am pretty good at floating, lol.
Last year, I had so many clean eating and work out plans for 2015. I just knew I was going to lose a bunch of weight and be in phenomenal shape. I began the year doing quite well. I went to the gym regularly. I did both my strength training and cardio workouts, both which I hate. But then things took a turn for the worst; I started selling my baked goods at a few local farmers’ markets.
You would think that being around fresh produce would make it sooooo easy to eat healthy. Well, for every farmer I think there were two vendors selling oh so wonderful, but not so healthy foods. And yes, I gravitated to those not so healthy foods, because they were ready made and I didn’t have to come home to clean, to cut-up, to cook and put away. I just had to eat and enjoy. To add to my calorie overload, I “had” to taste all of the products I made to make sure they were edible.
When I stared my farmers markets last year, I made sure to arm myself with a healthy lunch and healthy snacks. I just knew if I had my food I wouldn’t be tempted to buy anything. As time went and I added additional markets, and the year continued to move along I found myself with less time to prepare my healthy meals, and found it harder to resist all of those delicious treats at the markets.
When I started this blog in 2015-I thought it would help me be successful, because I didn’t want to fail in front of readers, supporter, friends and family. But, instead of posting my ups and downs, my successes and failures I didn’t post anything. My blogging ended just as fast as it started. I didn’t post anything, because I felt that I wasn’t able to show positive results each and every week. My works-out became hit or miss, mainly miss. My clean eating was anything but clean eating.
So as 2016 starts up I’m not going to make a New Year’s resolution, I’m simply going to work on keeping myself honest. I’m going to work on posting to this blog on a regular basis no matter what happens. Because at the end of the day, I started foodies fit journey so folks could take this journey with me, and I am sure my journey will have a few bumps along the way. I am going to view the bumps as growth opportunities.
In 2016 I’m going to live my life fearlessly, after all I always tell my daughter that God didn’t give us the spirit of fear.