There is this fascination with starting things off in the new year which I do understand however I am choosing not to participate. I am choosing to start or should I say continue with this years resolution. I am continuing with my goal of working out, loosing weight and making more money(providing more and better service to the market place). I believe that by tweeking my goals and staying on my original plan (this years resolution) that I will get further ahead. I have fallen off the wagon of my goals several times this year but I tried not to beat myself up mentally and emotionally. By doing this I can honestly say that I have been more active this year than I have ever been in the last 15 years. I have had more fun, participated in unique activities, kept my kids active and have over come obstacles better because of my decision to stick with the plan even if I fall off for a while. Let’s continue with our original resolution and on January 1 continue to build on what we have accomplished this year even if we feel that we did not accomplish as much as we should have. We can still hit the gym, eat clean and provide more and better service in the market place on a daily basis. My goal is to keep my goals, build on my progress this year and make new goals once my current goals are accomplished. Happy Early New Year!!!! Rock on:)
I use to feel a little unworthy because even though I have had some challenges in life and in business I really do not work that hard to do what I do for a living. I have always loved sales and actually my first real job was in sales. As a child I worked for my dad in the tree care industry but I did not consider that a real job because he did not pay me(go figure). I felt unworthy sometimes because even when things got hard there was something inside of me that would rise up and give me the strength to go on. I did not know what this was at first and then I realized that with everything I went through I had people in my life that would give me advise, or they would tell me about a book I should read, or I would be shown a motivational video or I would go to a seminar or just talk to God. I felt a little unworthy because some things came so easily for me, like talking to people or standing up for what I believe in or having the energy to keep going in difficult times. Now there are some people that are just born into very fortunate situations but I was not one of them. I was born into a difficult, depressing and abusive family. Then one day I realized that I am worthy just because………..I am worthy because even though I was born into a bad situation I made a choice to use the energy and brain that I was blessed with to seek out mentors, read books, go to seminars, pray and actually take the advise that was shared with me by some wonderful men and women. I am worthy because I chose to look at my father and realize that he was a great example of what I did not want in husband. However I also chose to look at him and learn that even though he was a horrible person he was a hard worker and he could be very charming when he wanted to be and that it was important to work hard and make people laugh. I am worthy because I learned from my mother that in life you have a choice to either stay or leave a bad situation. My mother put up with the physical and mental abuse from my dad. She would sit in the kitchen with a bloody and swollen face and look at me and tell me not to be like her. She told me to go be somebody. She told me that I should get an education and read books. She even went so far to say “Don’t you be like me” and sure enough I am nothing like her but I did learn that even though at the time I thought it was weakness, that it does take a weird type of strength to stay in a situation like that (I do not want that kind of strength). I am worthy because I chose a profession that is very lucrative and uses my natural abilities. I chose to LISTEN to my heart AND my instincts and married a nice guy that is a bit of a geek and has an amazing heart. I chose to get rid of people in my life that are toxic. I chose to keep going even when I felt liked quitting. I MADE THOSE CHOICES THEREFORE I AM WORTHY!!!
Okay I know I said was not going to be a slave to the scale. However this morning I was feeling really good I felt really light so I got up got on the scale and I was actually down 1 more pound. I’m having a great day however I will not weigh myself again until March 1st so this month I’m just going to continue to work out, eat clean, pray and lose more weight. Now physically even though I’m feeling really good, as a business woman I’m having kind of a crazy day. I will not let these feelings guide me to the nearest Pancake House or chili cheese dog place, I just understand that I’m feeling kinda crazy right now (business wise) but that in the end everything will work out. I just have to stay focused and have fun! Have a rocking day;)
I must say that being consistent has been a challenge. But it is a challenge that I am totally up for. I have been consistently exercising at least 4 and sometimes 5 days a week. My goal is 6 days a week. I am still eating clean however I did fall off the wagon over the holidays. My weight is 184.5. That does not seem like I have made much progress but for me that is good because I remember on Jan 1, 2013 that I was 204lbs so to be down 20lbs in the laat year is decent because for most of the year I was not focused or consistent with my diet and work out schedule. My goal this year is to be in a size 6 by May 1st. I have some jeans that are a very comfortable 10 so I know my short term goal is doable. By the end of the year I will still be a size 6 however my cardiovascular system will be more up to par and fitness wise I will be leaner and fit. God bless and have a rocking day:)
That is what I saw on the scale today and the funny thing is I do not remember if it said 189 or 189.5 all I know is that I am out of the 190’s. Eat clean and work out and the results will come. I know there are people out there that loose weight using the latest diet trend but I really want to do this by making small changes that will add up to big changes in the long run. In other words this is not a fad or trend for me…this is a new lifestyle. I met a nice lady the other day, she was 75 and looked like she was 50 and she said as soon as she gets up she puts on her work out clothes. She said she has been doing that for over 40 years and she said that is how she stays in good shape. Oh yeah and eating clean:) Have a rocking day.