Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year...New Me.

Happy New Year…..

We are three days into the New Year. I’ve been kind of going over in my head what I want this blog to mean to me in 2013 and the roll I want it to play.

I really want to be more intentional about blogging this year. I have a deep urging that it’s important for me this year. I feel deep down that this year isn’t going to be just another ordinary year. I truly and honestly believe it’s going to be “MY” year.

It will be the year I take back my body. Starting January 1, 2013, I started the c25k running program. I started it once before but don’t think I was where I needed to be at mentally to follow through with it. I’m logging my workouts on instagram for accountability. Also, starting January 1, 2013, I stopped drinking soda. It’s only 3 days without soda, so ask me in about a month how my withdrawal is going, ha. And again, this is something else I’ve also tried but could never do it. I’ve realized that you have to “want”  it in order to follow through with anything. I need to take care of the body and temple God has given me and it starts with watching the food I eat and what I’m putting into my body and exercise. I really feel like I have the mentality, determination, and the faith in myself that I can actually do it this time.  

I am currently on break from school right now and will be starting back next week to finish up my last semester. It’s been a long journey and court reporting school has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. But I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and praise God he’s been faithful to see me through to the END. For the first time in a long time I'm excited for what the future holds and the doors and opportunities that will be opened up to me and the people I’ll meet once I get out into the career field and out from behind a 8-5 desk job that I needed to leave like yesterday, but with that said, praise God I have a job.

Spiritually, I pray that 2013 will be the year I draw closer to God like never before. I want to seek him first in all that I do. I know I can’t do any of this without him and that starts with staying in his word and grounded in him. I am his child and I want to spend 2013 going deeper into discovering the depths of his love for me so that I, in return, can go and love others and love well and be the best daughter, sister, friend, etc.... but most of all to be the best Lauren I can be. There is so much work yet to be done in me. God knows my struggles. I don't think he's ever done perfecting us.

I began to think about what my word for 2013 could be that I can hold on to, reflect on, and instantly the word “Acceptance” came to my mind.
Accepting God’s love for me, accepting how God created me to be, accepting myself, accepting God’s will for my life and that his ways are not always my ways. Oh that list could go on and on.
This is a good start.
A new year, a new me.
And hopefully I can spend 2013 blogging all about it :)


Rebecca Jo said...

I actually got chills... I think Acceptance is the BEST word for you!!! Love it!

Keep at it lady - you CAN give up the soft drinks. They say that anything done for 21 days will become a habit.
Dont deprive yourself. Drink tea. Try & work your way into sparkling water. Try fresh lemonade.

& good luck at the c25k... I see another 5K in your future! :)

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Love it!!! :)

Paige said...

Love your word and always enjoy reading your blog posts. Thanks for your encouragement!

Samantha said...

LOVE this post! Can't wait to see what 2013 holds for you!!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

LOVE LOVE your word for the year. Perfect and good for you giving up soda...that's a tough one. I think I had the shakes for a few days when I have up Dr. Pepper but once you get past it you won't even miss it! Happy 2013!

Libby's Life said...

So glad to have other people to do this with through the wonderful blogging community! I need to be held accountable so having to blog every week will definitely help me keep up with the diet/weight loss!

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