As we enter another year, we make new resolutions. Usually I try to use this blog as a means of sharing art journaling tips, techniques, and prompts in order to share information and, hopefully, inspire other people to try new techniques and/or to begin art journaling. Today, however, I want to share some of my own personal battles to inspire people to be honest with themselves and maybe to try and improve themselves through art journaling or just plain old self-honesty.
I am now 29 years old and just 5 years ago, I weighed almost 400 pounds. When my son was born, I decided to lose weight to keep up with my son and for my health. I started eating right and running and lost 120 pounds over nearly 2 years. I maintained my new physique for nearly a year after the weight loss but after a major surgery, I lost my running desire and started eating and drinking quite a lot. Now, I weigh 314 pounds after gaining 50 pounds in the last two years.
I also like wine. A lot. Nothing else to say about that, other than wine is a ton of calories and really not great for your liver after a bottle a night.
Today, I have decided to take control of my life again. No more excuses. I am using my art journal and this blog to document the process and as a means of being accountable for my actions. I promise I won’t be overly preachy and will continue to share art journaling information, but figured that if I could help people art journal AND lose weight, then I probably should.
If you are still reading this, good patience! I will make sure more art journal prompts will be forthcoming as well as more videos for my “ABC’s of Art Journaling” series! What are your resolutions? Do you believe in yourself or have you already set yourself up for failure. Commit to bettering yourself for yourself.