Rain is Refreshing Renewal

I’m so happy it’s 100% chance of rain today on January 1, 2021 because to me, rain always has symbolized renewal. It has been present at many important milestones in my life and I always recognize it during times of transition.

I’m excited about the new year and making some basic changes in my life. My goals are pretty simple this year, I think, although they are major lifestyle changes.

I want to read the entire Bible this year. A good friend got me this Bible and I am excited about it!

I want to complete 100 days of sobriety. Today is day one. And I hope that once that is done I choose to remain sober because I love it. I’m not making any plans yet, but that’s my hope.

I want to complete the 75 hard mental challenge. This will give me structure and accountability to myself. This challenge involves two workouts a day (walking and yoga are fine), reading 10 pages of a self help or business book, drinking a gallon of water, no alcohol, sticking to a diet of your choice and taking a daily progress picture. If you fail to do any of the above on a daily basis you start over at day 1. I have some friends that have done it and they say it really changed their lives. So, I’m excited about that. Since hubby is doing this with me we are waiting to start for a week until after he has a medical procedure.

I have been down on myself for starting and quitting many times over the years. Starting with great intentions and then letting it all slip. This year I’m really intent on not doing that. I am not making any excuses. I will work through the urges and boredom. I will not let the wine o’clock witch get me this time.

My bloodwork was done last week and it was so awful. High cholesterol, borderline high sugar, extremely high triglycerides. This is another great indicator of the bad habits I’ve been encouraging in myself. The drinking, eating whatever I want with no boundaries and smoking (when I drank) all caught up with me. (What was I thinking!?!?) I’m sure my doctor is going to be very concerned and unhappy. I will definitely get a slap on the wrist! Good thing is that I know the lifestyle changes can fix all this. And I’m excited to see the numbers improve.

I wish all of you out there great success with your goals this year. May 2021 be way better than 2020!


Published by lisamarie2015

I just turned 50 and am ready to make 2020 the year of major change for myself and my family! I am a realtor, an artist and a fitness lover. I am ready to tackle some of those difficult things in life that seem to get put off and put off and see where this new road of focus and intention takes me.

6 thoughts on “Rain is Refreshing Renewal

  1. Happy 2021! You will do it😊. Having plans for wine o’clock definitely helps. Be it your new workout or walking time or tea (no caffeine) time … just something to get you through that period. Enjoy the cleaning of the rain, you are worth it my friend.

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