No matter how you feel, never ever give up! Things will change….most of the time for the better but once and a while it might be for the worst but that is usually only a temporary thing. I had a rough day yesterday and yet today turned out to be amazing!!! Personally, I spent time with amazing family and friends. However, professionally things are not moving as fast as I would like but God has given me the strength to keep moving forward to my professional victory. I have so much to be thankful for. Family, friends, energy, health, passion, a career I love and the hope for a bright future. I know that it is important to never ever give up because I remember how far I have already came. Have an amazing life!
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!!!
Today was absolutely amazing. Nothing particular spectacular happened today. However today felt special because the results of staying more consistent with eating clean, getting sleep, exercising and choosing not to worry about business stuff paid off with me having more energy and clarity in my thinking. I volunteer to teach a 3rd grade class at church and I was not tired by the end of class. I came home ate a healthy lunch (large green salad with veggies on top) then I worked out for an hour(3pm dance jam class at Lifetime with Roz and Audrey…they rock!). Then a friend was at the gym after class and invited me to play squash. I played squash for an hour (ridiculously amazing workout). Then I came home and made a healthy homemade dinner and hung out with my husband and kids and watched the original Karate Kid!! Ralph Machio was “the man” back in the day. I know for a fact that if this had been a few months ago I would not have had the energy to be fully engaged in these activities because my eating habits and my exercise routine were inconsistent. I hope that seeing how many times I have tried and failed at getting fit that others like myself will come to realize that it doesn’t matter how many times you try and fail because in life you really never fail until you give up and I can assure you I will never ever give up and neither will you!!! 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
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:)
Ok so I have this way of understanding just when God is trying to tell me something…and today is one of those days. I have been eating clean and drinking my water. Cheated Sunday(my sister’s birthday party) but other than that I have been good (food wise) but(drum roll) I have slacked off with working out. I get the best and most consistent results when I work out and eat clean. I am going to have to get medieval:) with this consistency thing. Until I get at least to 170 not more cheating and even then I will only cheat a little because this is something I really want to accomplish. BTW my goal weight is 135. No that is not to skinny as some of my friends have told me. I floated between 119 and 126 from the time I was 19 until I was 29 then I just kinda let loose. I love posting this because it make me take a good look at my progress or lack there of. I will be at Lifetime Athletic today!!! Have a rocking day.