Agtually….as we venture into the year 2012 I’m excited and a little anxious about some new adventures that Chris and I have planned. I don’t want to go into too much detail yet on one particular project but I’m sure there will be a lot of buzzing here on the blog about the plans soon, ha!!! Chris and I are also working on a great series featuring farmers we’ve had the pleasure of meeting in our travels last year….stay tuned as we put the final touches on our videos introducing them and sharing their stories with you.
As for my resolutions for this year…I’ve made a conscience decision to exercise more and have been waking up at 5:00 am the past few mornings in order to drive to the YMCA right around the corner from my office. I’ve timed it out and am able to get a good 45 minute walk on the treadmill done in plenty of time to shower and dress for work without stressing too much. My hope is to SLOWLY work my way up to running instead of walking… its not easy for me to go slow and let my body catch up. I ran track when I was a teenager and I want to run, run, run like the wind. I’m trying to be good and start slow so I don’t get injured and really miss out though; that is if you call walking at a 3.9 pace slow, ha!
I’m also reading and following the Made to Crave series by Lysa TerKeurst. The main principle in the book is to replace craving food with craving God instead. I’m definitely an emotional eater…I eat when I’m sad, mad, glad, excited, happy…basically all the time. I was raised on food for celebration (birthday parties, cookouts with friends, etc.) and food for hurting (funerals, breakups, etc.) it’s a lesson that was so ingrained in me that I’m carrying around more weight than I’d like to right now. The Made to Crave series teaches us that God made us to crave but to crave Him instead of other things and other people. Lysa hosted a webinar this past Monday night to kick off the program…it’s still available if anyone wants to join me in this process, simply go to http://www.lysaterkeurst.com and watch the webinar now.
So what are your resolutions for this year? How are you planning to tackle those?