Forty-seven blogs later, I now have over 100 people reading my posts each week, and I have not slipped back to my old sedentary, over-eating ways. And I have YOU to thank for that. I have had people that I didn't even know were reading my posts, telling me how much they enjoy my blog. I have had people tell me that my blog inspired them to work out or eat healthier. Because I know you are out there, I am more accountable to making better choices. On those days when I don't feel like getting up at 5 AM to work out, I do it anyway knowing I will have to share my laziness with you. When I snack too much, I always confess in the the Flabby to Flabulous Files (FTFF), and I am inspired to make better choices so I can share how you, too, can bounce back from setbacks.
I will occasionally look back and read my past blogs. It reminds me how far I have come, but is also a good reminder that I still have a way to go. I continue to exercise on a regular basis, and I am fitter than I have been in years. But I still have issues with snacking more than is sensible, and no matter how much I tell myself that weight doesn't matter, I still seem to focus on it more than I should. Despite that, I know that I am in a good place, and that this new year holds amazing adventures and challenges for me.
So here's to another year of supporting each other through our journeys to better health. This year I encourage you to share your struggles and triumphs with me. I want to bask in your successes, and help you through the difficult days that are sometimes hard to avoid. Like I said in my last blog, make this the year that you do something that you thought you would never be able to accomplish, and we will get there together--I know we can!