Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Welcoming 2019 - Time to Get HEALTHY!

Saying goodbye to 2018 took me some time.  I'm still working on getting myself fully organized for 2019.

2018 was my year to PLAY - for six months I mostly kept up with LifeBook 2018 and enjoyed the new art ideas to which I was being exposed.  Then I joined a Creative Team whose designer passed away from cancer two months after I signed on, joined three other creative teams from her shop only to have the shop close, and followed those designers to new shops.  All of which completely distracted me from LifeBook.  I was still PLAYing - albeit it digitally - so I considered my word and my involvement with it to be a success.

This year I'd like to get back to the LifeBook version of art-ing.  I've signed on for LifeBook 2019, but so far I haven't even managed to get through the first lesson.

Totally aside from PLAY, during the first six months of 2018 I focused on my health - my weight and my physical condition.  I joined WW and lost some weight; unfortunately gained the majority of it back during the second half of 2018 - between trips to the Jersey shore and Kauai, travel for work, and the holidays.  Honestly, I will probably always struggle with my weight.  Bad combination of insatiable appetite and slow metabolism.

So... 2019.... knowing that I really want to get HEALTHY so that I can enjoy and actively participate in the rest of my life - rather than merely surviving it or suffering through it - I decided to make HEALTHY my word for the year.  My primary focus is on my physical health and I have some goals in that regard.

 I am participating in Ali Edwards One Little Word class this year, but probably won't be doing many of the album prompts this year because I'm adding this to my daily planner rather than keeping a separate album.  I want everything together where I see it all the time.

I'm also thinking about my mental, emotional, and spiritual health - as well as having a healthy home, healthy marriage, healthy relationships... you get the idea - healthy can truly encompass the entirety of your life and being!

I've started classes at a local gym (began in December) and I've signed up for the Whole Life Challenge that starts this coming Saturday, the 19th.  Check it out HERE and think about joining me - I'd love to have some of my blog friends on my team!

This challenge ties in so neatly with everything that I'm trying to do this year, and the price was quite reasonable, so I couldn't not give it a shot!

To keep myself accountable and be fully transparent about what I'm doing, here is my "before" picture, complete with belly.  Ugh.

I've also joined Cathy Zielski's FIT class again, but that's mostly for her monthly inspirational audio.  I'll be tracking my stats in my daily planner:

I really like that this keeps everything together - how well I slept, how many steps I took (which for the winter months isn't as important to me as getting in some exercise classes), how much water I drank. The facing page tracks my weight and measurements, my monthly goal, and how I did.  Not quite ready to share that.  I'm also writing in a page each month of daily gratitude entries.

So those are the plans... and here are some of the goals for the year:

Created with Tami Miller's "Love Life" kit which released today at Scrap Girls.

What are your goals for 2019?


Karen said...

I almost have my OLW post ready to go up. Like you, I'm behind in getting organized. I paid almost NO attention to my word in 2018, and I'm determined to change that this year. Your word really does incorporate a lot, and you sound like you're really ready to tackle it!

Krystal K Grant Photography, LLC said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your "19 for 2019", esp #7. Definitely my favorite :-) 7 has always been my lucky number you know! Anyway, GOOD LUCK with the new program you joined. I have delayed starting my new eating program because I've been completely obsessed with Lifebook 2019. I can't believe how much I am enjoying it!

debs14 said...

Great goals here! Now you've put them out there on the blog you HAVE to do them ;-)

Barbara Eads said...

I really need to make some changes for my health too. I'm going to check out the whole life challenge.

Missus Wookie said...

Healthy is such an all encompassing word - looking forward to seeing where it takes you.

This is a great list - I like that visual planner with everything on one page. I've bought a Get To Work Book to tackle work/project/life over views as I find apps and individual lists make it distracted.

I'm doing the OLW class as well - need to move my notes onto the cards that turned up this week. Planning on putting that together tomorrow. Thinking of posting monthly - just to ensure I get the prompts done. Want to join me?

Melissa said...

It sounds like you've done a great job getting organized for 2019! I'm with you that getting healthy & fit is a lifestyle and lifetime goal - one that I'll always be working on as well.

I signed up for FIT also, but am not planning on doing an album or documenting. I'll just be watching the monthly videos & thinking about her prompts and jumping into the Facebook group occasional for motivation. My word for the year is SIGNIFICANCE, and one area I want to make significant changes in in my health!

Here's to a great 2019!

Patio Postcards said...

A powerful & far reaching Word for you. I know you'll travel well with this word in 2019. You have some inspiring goals for 2019. Like you I'm doing something less scrappy for my OLW journey in 2019. I'm not part of Ali's online course but I can glean enough monthly thoughts from the internet to keep me busy. Your goal page is very inspiring - I'm going to scraplift this one :)