If the first day of 2008 is any indication of how the year will be, I have plenty to look forward to. Mark and Bailey and I spend the day skiing at Alta. I broke in my new skis and can’t wait to go back. We ate a healthy lunch on the patio and enjoyed a sunny day in the snow!
I went back to my New Year’s Blog entry from last year to see what I set out to do in 2007.
“I have so many resolutions for 2007 but my biggest achievement will be to just be me and to be satisfied with just that. I resolve to stay present and to appreciate all that is offered to me. I resolve to do all in my power to stay healthy. I resolve to do all in my power to stay happy. I resolve to let the people that I love know how special they are and how grateful I am to know and love them and to let them know frequently.”
2007 was a great year. I switched from Avonex to Tysabri mid year and cannot believe how good I feel. The downside is that I took advantage of how good Tysabri makes me feel and stopped doing some of the other things that contribute to my health. I don’t think I exercised at all in December, I stayed up later than I should, and my yoga practice has gone by the wayside. I am very proud however, that I didn’t beat myself up all month for not exercising. I also indulged in more holiday food and drink than I should of, but again, instead of feeling guilty about it, I really enjoyed it!
Now, I am ready to get back on track. Mark is painting the yoga room (right now!!!) and I can’t wait to start a morning practice again. We are also going to put a Trainer in the room so we can ride our road bikes inside this winter. I want to be in great shape for the Martha’s Vineyard MS ride (details to come). Eating less will be easy. I am full!
While I don’t have any official resolutions or declarations, I do know that 2008 will be a fun year because….
I think I finally have my Tysabri side effects under control and can look forward to routine treatments.
By making simple diet changes and moving more, I will be back in shape and have even more energy. I will avoid the appeal of new diets and crazy eating plans. No more counting, weighing, low carb, high protein, fat free craziness. I will stick with no meat or poultry and limited dairy because it works for me.
I will speak at more Biogen Idec events in an effort to spread the word about the importance of treating MS.
I got new skis for Christmas so I will spend more time on the mountain this year.
I am bumping up my daily flax oil intake.
I will update my 101 in 1001 list.
I will keep an open mind and heart.
I will keep loving my family (all of you), enjoy our time together, and be thankful for their love and other special gifts.
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