Happy New Year!

Glad to see we have successfully made another rotation around the sun! Yeah, so as you can tell I haven’t done a very good job of keeping up my end of the bargain and getting into a regular updating routine. With three small children, a full-time job, being a wife and an avid gym goer I just haven’t found the time. No worries, one day things will slow down and I’ll long for to have these day back.

Not too much new to report since my last post.  I’ve backed off on the essential oil thing for a bit. I still use them extensively at home, but stopped trying to build an empire and quit my day job. Even though I’m still not really digging on the new town or job for that matter. Like I’ve eluded too I’m not really much of a creature of change and the whole move across the state has been a challenge for me. Here’s a fun fact to help you put this into perspective. We have lived here for just over two years and I have zero friends. I have a few work acquaintances that I talk to at work and go to the gym with, but that’s the extent of my adult interaction. It’s mostly my fault I’ve become a bit of a home body.

It’s the dead of winter and the wind chill is something like 20 degrees below zero tonight. I’m over it! As you may have figured out from reading my blog, I enjoy exploring outdoors. Well when it’s this cold there is no exploring that cannot wait. Maybe this will be the push I need to get back on here and knock out some long over due posts that have been eating away at my insides.

I was going to make a calendar to sell this fall and managed to talk myself out of following through that project. I also managed to not sell stock photos in 2016. I really am on a roll. I got off the adrenaline high after I graduated in Dec 2015. Was super ambitious with all these goals and things I wanted to do. Then our third child came super early and has been a complete game changer. I wouldn’t trade him for the world, but things are busy to say the least. I don’t have too much free time these day and what little time I do find I invest in working out at the gym.

I decided I wasn’t happy with my body and it was time to do something other than complain about it. There is gym at work that I can work out at for free so I started going on my lunch break back in September. I go on average three to four times a week and LOVE it! I’ve always considered myself a runner, but just wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. So I went down to the gym talked to one of the trainers and got hooked up on a 16 week lifting plan to make some changes. I hit my goal weight like three weeks before anticipated and haven’t looked back. Rather than back off I started working out twice a day and have really made a lifestyle change.

Tonight I will not make any idel promises to get on here more and update. I will tell you that my 2017 new year’s resolution has been to be less critical of others. I need to take the same advice I give my 7 year old and if I don’t have anything nice to say to just not say anything at all. We’ve all either been told this line or have utter it at one time or another, but it’s time to start walking the walk. I want to lead by example and have nothing but dignity and respect for others. I want to stop focusing on the negative and focus on the positives.

I’ll stop here and post as time permits or the desire to talk to others just comes flowing out. Based on my lack of posts I doubt there are any followers left outside the spam trolls, but at least I have an outlet that allows me to let everything out and for that I thank you!

I wish you all the best in 2017. I wish you happiness, success and peace. All my love….

-Simply Amy

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