January is a month of renewal: one year is over, another is starting. January is perfect to take a pause, to stop the crazy dance and reflect on what has been and what will be. January is also my birthday month and the older I get, the more I want to make the new year count.
ROUGH START IN 2012
Last year when January rolled around, I was at my lowest physically and mentally. For several reasons: my health was not good, I still couldn’t lose weight despite huge efforts, I had brain fog, couldn’t concentrate for more than 30 minutes in a row and I was in a constant state of intestinal discomfort. In January 2012, I declared war against my body.
I made it my priority.
I found a young doctor, Dr. Brian Davis, a chiropractor specialized in nutrition and hormones. He listened to my complaints. He didn’t suggest I get on anti-depressants, like my regular doctor. He ran an exhaustive panel of tests and he explained every line to my husband and I. He worked with me and I felt supported in my efforts. We tackled my problems one by one and he guided me along this new health path.
I changed my nutrition completely, turned it upside down. No more grains, legumes, dairy, soy, coffee, lettuces and a few select vegetables. It was not easy. Every sacrifice was worth the effort.
BETTER START IN 2013
I’m starting 2013 in a much better place.
I’m taking a few days to determine what my goals should be. Goal-making is an important task, vital to my inner well-being. If I don’t take the time it deserves, I could set myself up for failure.
I have determined two goals already. One, I will work on the next phase of my health, and two, I will create a new blog to discuss living with food allergies, and other health issues, geared for writers.
In the coming week, I will work on my writing goals. What I can accomplish and what I’ll commit myself to. I can’t wait. This is an exciting task, full of hope.
What are your goals in 2013? What will you do to keep yourself accountable?