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:)
Today is turning into a great day, not because anything great is happening but because this has started off as a horrible day however I am choosing to make it a great day. We have a choice!! I mean if you were to sit me down right now at 1:30 Saturday afternoon and ask me what was so great today I would have to say nothing but you know what I will never say that because regardless of the craziness….there is always more good than bad in this world…that is a fact. So what is good on a day like today. My good is that I have the ability to type (right now), beautiful family, I am breathing, great friends, I can walk and talk, compassion for others, a positive attitude and the ability to think, plan and demand that any challenges that I am facing right now will be absolutely miniscule next week, next month or next year. I actually feel better right now because I choose to feel better:) Life is good!! Rock on!!
This really is it. Now is the best time to do anything and to work towards your dreams. What ever “it” is will not become anything without us realizing that “this is it” and now is the time to make “it” a reality. I know this to be true in all aspects of life. For now my “it” is the reality of having a lean and healthy body. My “it” is my life(family, friends, business and stuff). My dreams are becoming a reality in front of my eyes and that is really exciting and in many ways I am already living out my dreams(great husband, amazing kids and a business I love) however when I dreamed of living this dream I am living now I did not dream of living with weight issues. Yes, I am doing something about that right now however I must admit that I have worked hard on the dreams that have come true and on the ones that are beginning to come true but I never made a plan or even tried to work on my fitness. Sure I would work out a little here and there but it was never a priority like it is now. I know that for some carrying extra weight is no big deal but for me it is because I feel that my body is a gift and it is my duty to take the better care of it. Kinda like the philosophy of “this life is a gift from God and what you do with is your gift back to God.” I love the thought of living life leaner and healthier. As a wife and mother I think it is important to realize how important your health and weight is to you and your loved ones. It amazes me how many people will take care of businessn in business but because of their health and weight they are too tired to take care of “business” in the bedroom. I have always enjoyed intimacy with my husband however since I have been taking care better care of my body I have more energy and I find that I feel sexier(I always felt sexy:)) but now I feel sexier. lol. So what does that have to do with “this is it” well in my humble opinion to many people are waiting for the right time, right day or right moment and I just feel that the time is now…THIS IS IT…chime in Kenny Loggins…….lol
I fell off of the fitness wagon but I am back on it. I have to admit for some reason this time it was easier to get back on track. I am excited about becoming fit and being a better example for my girls but I also hope that I can help other people that may have issues with their weight and feel like it is impossible. Here is a really cool thing that I realized…I stopped working out as much and I was not as sticking to my new fit lifestyle however I did not gain as much weight back this time as I did last time. I would actually tell you how much I gained but my scale is not working. The reason I know I did not gain as much back is because my jeans still fit (a little snugger) and I can still see my fluffy when I look down;) I know that may not seem like a big deal however I use to be so fat that I could not see my fluffy(pubic hair). I still remember the day I was in the shower and realized that I could look down and see my fluffy. I think I cried a little because at that time it had been at least 8 years since I could do that. I will post how much I gained once I change the battery on my scale. I have also got back on track with work and being consistent with my schedule. It is funny how one area of your life can spill over to the next area. I plan on sticking with my new lifestyle. This is not a diet it is a lifestyly…so what is my new lifestyle…I am glad you asked:
Eat clean(veggies, lean protein and fruit)
Stay healthy(cardio, yoga, not stressing over work and enjoying every day)
Spend quality time with my family(quality time with husband and kids, vacation, church and volunteering)