Hi! Remember me?
I’ve put myself on a self-imposed media diet for the past month. Yes, I posted some to twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Yes, I’ve pinned some. For my own sanity and decompression, however, I needed to not write, not engage, share just the basics of life.
Why? The internet was making me crazy depressed. So much judging and nastiness and the 24 hour news cycle was making me nuts. I needed to step away, back to a happy place in an insulated little bubble of my own creating.
Over the last month I spent a lot of time alone. A lot of time with the kids. Some alone time with DOC. More or less I’ve been trying to refocus for a change in me, professionally and personally, starting in the new year. I was spinning out of control, not focused on the life I wanted to have for the four of us and needed to refocus my energy.
2014 will be a year of change for JustUs4Carters, both the family and the blog. Over the past few weeks The Boy let me know that I embarrass him by posting his pictures to facebook and instagram. As he’s getting older, I need to listen to his concerns about his privacy so I will no longer be writing about this kids on this blog nor will I be sharing them on my public social media. I will write about how they are affecting my wellness, but not specifically about the two of them.
A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was thinking about riding in the MS Bike Tour and how much I loved when I used to work there. I had no idea where that blog post was going to lead. On Monday, I am starting a new career with the National MS Society as the Manager of Leadership Campaigns and Donor Development. WHAT?!?!? This is a huge change for me and for Us 4 Carters and we couldn’t be more excited.
(Shameless plug) So, I guess that means if I’m working the Bike MS, I can’t ride in it. But YOU CAN! Register for the Tour de Vine (cycling AND wine!!!!) before January 1st for just $14. www.bikeMSva.org. Don’t think you can make it to Charlottesville in June? Visit the National MS Society to learn about over 100 rides, walks, mud runs, dinners, lunches and more! Join the Movement!
For my health, well-being and weight loss, I need to refocus my energy in 2014. During the last several months I have been a badass in the gym and a lazy ass in the kitchen. Nearly all of my weight loss in 2011 – the early part of 2012 came when I was focused on my portion control, eating clean and staying away from grains. In 2014 I need to get back to this mentality if the rest of this weight is ever going to come off. I have learned, quickly, over the past two months, that you can not out train a bad diet. I have been sleeping worse, getting headaches more, and a lot of other TMI things that I’ll keep to myself. Therefore, I’m going G-Free in January. By G I mean ALL grains. My carbs will come from fruits and vegetables but the rest of the grains will be going away.
On top of all of that, you may remember, I’m going to be training for a run in March and continuing my cross training workouts.
I hope you’ll come along for me as we continue the Evolution!
What are your plans for 2014?