Here we are at the end of another year and 2018 seems to have flown past. Time for my 2018 year review. It’s always good to take some time to reflect and this is something that we are encouraged to do on a regular basis.
On the whole I am extremely happy with the way things went in 2018. Early in the year I made the decision to reduce weigh-ins to once a month and rely more on healthy habits rather than the scales. Throughout the year I’ve been able to continue my healthy lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight with only slight fluctuations throughout the year, successfully reaching my 8th year at goal anniversary in August.
This year I celebrated a milestone birthday and fulfilled a lifetime dream of holidaying in Hawaii USA, as well as Rome, Italy. The experiences I had on those trips would not have been possible without my lifestyle transformation. Hiking to the top of Hawaii’s Diamond Head volcano crater and Rome’s Colosseum was truly overwhelming when I considered that prior to my weightloss I was unable to climb a flight of stairs.
These experiences empowered me in ways I never imagined. Even though I’ve achieved success in my weightloss journey and gained a lot of self confidence, I have still underestimated my abilities in many aspects of life. Fulfilling your dreams can inspire and motive you to accomplish greater things. I have since seized the opportunity to further my professional career and look forward to making a positive impact in my new job in the new year.
There are things which continue to be a challenge for me. At the beginning of the year, I set myself a task of increasing my sleep levels, I am still to achieve this goal. I’ll be carrying this goal forward and utilising the new tools incorporated in the WW program to focus on mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing to assist me.
I’m also conscious that I haven’t been writing as much as I would like to. I hope to use my experiences and ideas to inspire and help others. Therefore time management will play a key part in my plans to continue blog posts and recipes. After all if something is truly important to us, we’ll make time for it.
So all in all, in review, 2018 has been an amazingly memorable year. I look forward to 2019 to try new things and build wellness that works for me. Whatever you plan for the new year, be sure to live well and love life!
Soli Deo Gloria