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where i am going

do you love this time of year?  i do!
i love the idea of a fresh start, i like monday's, i like a new month and i love a new year.

this year, this week in between christmas and new years i havent had that huge burst i usually have.
i know what i want to do, i know where i want to go, but i havent sat down and created the clean slate i have in years past.  that makes me happy.  what?  why does that make me happy?

because i have failed in years past.  yes, this year i have the same goals i have had the past 3-5 years.  yes, they change a little and i have made progress in some aspects, but really, i am generally at the same place i was last year, the year before and the year before that. 

i have failed.

the big three that i always want to change are exactly.the.same.
that is frustrating.

what is more frustrating, is i can tell you exactly why. 
fear

now i do not know if it is i am afraid of failing, afraid of change or afraid of disappointment, probably a good combination of all thr…

are you ready for a 0ne/80?

what do you think when you hear one/80?  turn it all around? flipping the other way? 
although i have stayed pretty consistent over the holidays with my eating, i feel terrible, sluggish and cannot seem to get my stomach under control!  dairy is killing me, too many bad carbs has me bloated and full feeling.  The one/80 is perfect timing to help me reset myself and flip it all around.


the reason i am so pumped about this is not because of the new year, i dont every need a new year to eat right, i am always striving for that.  it also is not a diet or a quick fix.  the one/80 will lead you to a healthy lifestyle and help you create long standing healthy habits.  clean, portion control and is not a quick fix, but darn, is it going to make me feel so much better. 

the whole program is being broken down into 3 phases, to ensure you are engaged all the way.  this helps me so much as i can attack it in three, which i am a big fan of, chunks of time, totally doable!


umm what is even better?

it may not have went as planned

i do this to myself every time.  i have this vision in my head, and i don't get things done i want to do, because i do not have them exactly as i have planned in my head.  then i get annoyed, angry, frustrated, the usual.  my head is really not a forgiving place to be.

anyway, that is how it went down for watch the polar express on our holiday bucket list.
time was crucial, we were running out of time, we had wrapped up the basketball tournament and were on the last night before christmas eve.  we were grouping have a 'hot chocolate bar' and the 'watch polar express' together into one night of fun.

you see, when i added have a hot chocolate bar to the holiday bucket list, i pictured it to look like this:
 or this


mine wasn't even worthy of a picture.  i laid on the couch and the kids popped some hot chocolate cups in the kurig and grabbed the redi whip out of the fridge and most likely squirted it in their mouth.  im am not certain of that why you ask?  oh that…

holiday bucket list

my people and i are pushing hard here at the end of the year.  today starts my first day of pto (no mom pto this time!)  and the kids last day of school.  we have a full list of to do's to finish out the year along with the several basketball games and practices.  i am going to pack the jolliest of holiday fun into these next 2 weeks or go down trying! 
so the list itself i swiped right from etst.  mine is a simpler form of that amazingness she has over there, we wont be jetting of to CHI town for the weekend, but hey, we are going to go to North Ridgville to see the lights, so really, who is the winner here?
the end goal...  family fun.  Here is the catch.  I have lots of years to cover on the fun factor.  I have my 6 year old littlest crazy person who still is fun with the wonder of Christmas, a 9 year old that needs reminding of the power of believe, a teenage boy with visions of you tuber dancing in his head, along  with a freshmen girl who is a good sport and comes along for al…