Welcome to a new day and a new edition of Carol's Corner. I think I'm finally on the mend. After not being able to workout for over two weeks the train is finally back on the track and chugging along, just as if I'd never left it. Love this picture. It was taken at a luncheon hubby and I attended on Saturday. This has always been one of my favorite dresses. The colors are everything I love. The winning name for this ensemble is “Hawaiin Christmas.


The jewelry I wore with this was a set I made and picks up many of the colors in the dress. And I love my cute little flower ring.





This seems to be my go to watch these days. Just picked up the other ring I usually wear from the Jewelers today. Boy have I missed that. It will be back in pictures shortly.







This last picture was taken later the same evening at my hairdresser's house where she had a burlap wreath making party. This was my creation with a lot of help from her. We're going to do the netting wreathes for Valentine's Day. Should be fun.








Thought we'd start this out with a little humor. But really now,haven't we all seen a little bit of ourselves in this? Sometimes it takes humor to make us take a good look at ourself. I will admit to you that I have been going through a very long and extended rough patch in my own personal journey. And I want you to know it can happen to the best of us. Ever since my accident I have just let myself go further down the wrong path and if that wasn't bad enough then I got sick on top of that. At least before that happened I was still exercising faithfully. But as I got sicker I was forced to stop doing that. Over two whole weeks went by till I could resume my workouts and what a long time that was. I learned one thing though, through this chain of events, and that was to listen to my body. I finally didn't force my body to do things it just was screaming at me not to do. If it was saying sleep I slept. When it said stop the exercise till you've fully recovered that's just what I did. But I still have to get my eating back in control and take off some of the weight I let creep back on.

Do you find yourself in the same place I find myself? Well it isn't the end of the world if you do. It is probably something each and everyone of us here has gone through. The secret is recognizing it and then deciding what to do about it. This does not make you a failure. It just makes you human.







Once again let's use a little humor to hammer home a most important point. No matter where you find yourself, the number one thing you have to remember at all times is that you must never, ever give up. Giving up can never be an option. You might take a detour from time to time, but make a vow to yourself that you will always find your way back, no matter how long that might take!





There's a lot to be learned from this statement. We might feel like we're going through a defeat, but I choose to call them temporary setbacks. And believe me you will probably have more than one, because let's face it; life gets in the way of the best laid plans. Every time you experience a setback, take a step back and try to analyze what was the cause of it and then, what must you do to rectify your mistakes? Remember what this says: there is always a lesson to be learned. Make it your job to find what they are.





Let's face it, at some point in our journey this has been one of us. The important point being made here is this. Stop beating yourself up. What's done is done. Do whatever it takes to move the ball forward ASAP.

So which camp are you in? I hope it's the last one. I have a ways to go to get my journey back to where it needs to be. But the one thing I know for sure is this: I will never give up and I will never give in. I will do my best to change the direction of my journey one step at a time. Let's head into the New Year and chart our course for even more successes and better health in the year ahead. We can do this and we will. Till next time, God Bless!


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