My main focus again this year is to lose weight, another 10 - 15 pounds. During 2012/2013, I lost 56 pounds. Simply by cutting back on my portion sizes, exercising 3 days a week and snacking better. It really is the little things that make the biggest difference. For example: instead of eating 3 pieces of pizza, eat 1 piece of pizza and a small salad. Instead of drinking a large soda, drink water with a slice of lemon.
I know the new year has only just begun, but I already feel better. I feel better about how I look and it shows through my actions. My clothes fit the best they have in years and I'm not covering myself up with baggy t-shirts and sweatshirts anymore.
I have so much more energy that it makes my life better in so many other areas. I'm able to be more active and do more things with my two young children. I'm not as tired throughout the day and am able to get so many more things done around the house.
What is the motivation behind my weight loss? It's not about the number on the scale, but something much more personal. My motivating factor is my children. I want to be able to keep up with them and everything that they do. I want to be around to watch them grow up and have children of their own.
Life is about making changes. It's also about making the most out of every moment you have. I pledge to make the most out of every moment. Every moment with my children, my family and my friends.
How do you plan to make 2014 the best year ever?
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