Welcome to another night at Carol's Corner. This picture is of me wearing a new dress I got in another sale at Boscov's online. I've gotten the bulk of my dresses there. I love dresses , but won't pay the prices they usually want. I've gotten all of them at a good price. I still can't believe that I can order something from a picture, never try it on, and when I receive them, they fit and look perfect. I've never done that before, that I can remember. I can honestly say I have never felt better about myself in my entire life, and I know my fitness level is way beyond what it has been, in maybe forever. The joy and amazement I feel when I see the new me looking back at me from the mirror , or the surprise I feel when someone tells me I look 10 years younger than my actual age , is beyond description. I thought my best days were behind me, but I was wrong. They are here and now , and in the future, as long as I stay in and on the journey, and I know that's it's a lifelong one . I force myself to workout , even when both my mind and body want to skip it, because I know that's what I have to do, to keep the body I worked so hard to get , and I know health wise I need to. I never want to lose the joy I feel as I get ready to face a new day. I had lost all that, but now it's here to stay ; that is a vow I have made to myself. I want you my readers , to feel the same wonder and joy I feel , and more. You too can have it , if you want it bad enough. You have to want and believe you can become the new you , more than want that second helping of mashed potatoes , that ice cream sundae, or the skipped exercise days when you are perfectly healthy and rested. We might have daily setbacks or even weekly ones, but that's all they have to be. Every minute of every day can be a new beginning. In a few short days, a new year will begin. Will this be the year you crush your demons , and work to make the new you a reality and not just a dream? Will you work to be a healthier and more fit you , so you can truly enjoy your children or grandchildren, the way God intended you to? The answer to that and much more is deep inside yourself. You know the new you that you want to be, is just waiting , waiting to become reality, a reality you can make happen . Believe in yourself and let that new you, be the one you will see looking back at you someday, in the not so distant future. Fight for it, work hard for it, and it WILL happen. Believe in yourself. You have all the tools. As they say,”Just do it”. I believe in you , and in the new you that is just waiting to get out. Reach for the stars and make this the best year ever. Till next time, God Bless.