Finding My Place

Wow. In looking through fifty –  fifty! – unpublished blog drafts, this one was at the top of the list. And, apparently, I wrote it a year ago yesterday. What really jumped out at me is that it’s as applicable to my life today as it was then. And has been for a while.

So, while I’ll update it a bit to reflect the past 366 days, I won’t be changing much. 🙂

Between life in general and the constant changes in the writing world, I’ve been pretty burned out when it comes to blogging. For nearly seven and a half years, I’ve tried to find my ‘niche,’ the perfect subjects to write about here … and nothing has held my interest for any length of time.

This is as true today as it was then.

A couple of days ago, I had an epiphany of sorts. One subject has consistently held my interest and that’s in the better health area. That I can totally get excited about. And since I plan to dedicate the next year or so to getting healthier, I’ve decided I’m going to share that journey here.

Yeah, I know I’ve tried before, and failed. But after being nearly incapacitated for a couple of months because of the pinched nerve, I realize I need to make my health – and getting in great shape – a priority. For real this time. 

Yes, folks, I’ve come to another fork in the road…

My birthday is five months from today. I’m going to make that my ‘transformation goal.’ Not sure how transformed I’ll actually be but I’m determined to make some positive changes.

What might those changes be?

  1. Stop hopping on and off Trim Healthy Mama like it’s a trampoline. I already know that sugar and high glycemic carbs make me feel bad. I know that the residual pain from my car accident (eleven years ago!) pretty much goes away when I eat right – and exercise regularly.
  2. And that leads me to this change. The treadmill is my friend, and we’re going to start spending more quality time together. I also intend to start incorporating the fifteen minute T-Tapps routine into my life. At least a few days a week. And by spring, I think I’ll get another pool membership because I love working out in water. Especially the warm pool.
  3. Share progress here so I can both use it as motivation for me – and maybe help to motivate others who have similar goals.

That’s not all I’ll blog about. You know me. I can’t stick exclusively with one subject. Ever. So I’ll still be sharing progress reports on my writing, stuff about my family, and anything else that strikes my fancy. But my health has to be one of my main focuses right now because it affects every other area of my life. Including energy levels and the ability to think clearly – both of which are needed in order for me to write more books.

I’m actually very excited about the changes I’m planning to make – and I look forward to feeling better. Much better.

When I was thinking about a song that would fit my change in attitude, this seemed perfect (other than the fact that I’m not a guy!). I’m not sure why because I’ve never even seen the movie, but here it is…

Okay. That’s it for now. ‘See’ you soon. 🙂

Photo credit: Pixabay

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2 Responses to Finding My Place

  1. Anonymous says:

    I think it’s fine to write a variety of topics. A topic that will bring one person here might be different from what another person will want to read about. This way, you’re widening your net (so to speak).

    I love the health posts. It keeps me motivated to eat better. (Sadly, I broke down and had two frappes over the week, including today. I was doing so well, too.) It is HARD to be good! LOL I totally relate to your experience.

    Also, I love that picture!!

    • Kristy K. James says:

      LOL. I know. Fork in the road. It made me chuckle when I saw it. 🙂

      I’m glad those posts motivate you. That’s why I want to write them. I’ve done so bad with gluten the past three years, and just making bad food choices in general. I figure if I make my efforts public, I’ll be more likely to stick to them. And to a regular exercise program again. So here’s hoping we both find our path to better health a little easier. 🙂

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