A Fresh Start For A New Year

The first day of 2022 is almost over. I was prepared to be called in to work, but no call came, so that was a great gift. I relaxed, puttered and perhaps had a few New Year’s day treats with my husband. We have a great plan to get back to our regular healthy eating program when we wake up tomorrow. We celebrated the holidays and included some treats in the celebration, but our bodies and minds know that like the holiday decorations, its time for the special foods to leave until next time.

I did exercise today. I have been having some knee weakness and pain and have been waiting about a year for an Orthopedics consult (thanks COVID) so my workouts have been modified. I’ve missed running and jumping, who’d have ever thought I would?! I dusted off the elliptical and have started adding that to my treadmill workout to add some intensity while still protecting my knee.

Charting is a good incentive for me, so today I’ve included a tracking sheet that I’ve used for a couple of years. You can track activity, water, healthy eating, sleep, or whatever works for you. It’s my first pin on my new Pinterest account where you will start to find tips, tools and recipes, so keep checking back for updates!

I don’t make resolutions, but love an opportunity for a fresh start or a reset. I have goals for the year, some new, and some continuing from last year. I’m definitely a work in progress! My friends, I would love to know what your goals are, and for us to get our goals by encouraging and supporting each other. Post your most exciting or most challenging goal in the comments – putting it in writing helps us be accountable.

Praying this is the year you draw closer to God, to friends and family and to the specially designed purpose that will enable you to thrive!

Published by Grace Gardiner

I am a Jesus girl, married to the biggest fan any woman could have. I have an amazing family that I treasure dearly. I am a teacher, speaker, writer, encourager and lover of way too many books and craft supplies. My passion is to seek God first in every area of my life and to lead women to find the purpose God has for them so they can thrive.

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