Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Healthy Living!!- I've got the Power!

So this week I celebrate my 1st year of transitioning to healthy living and almost 6 months of maintaining my weight!!  I'm taking time to embrace this accomplishment and my achievement.  I realize that often times we just run past our achievements so quickly but then spend the most  time dwelling on our disappointments or our failures.  But not me!! In honor of my celebration, I'm taking new recommitting pictures to healthy living  (just purchased my new swim suit) and going over what worked for me. It's me week! lol

I am stopping, thinking, acknowledging and celebrating my growth and areas of improvement ( we all need to take a moment to pause for our own cause:).  I've realized in taking this time that I've learned so much.  I've learned that I can commit and accomplish anything that I believe that I can.  I really believe nothing is impossible when you believe! I 've also realized that sometimes the personal journeys you take for yourself that people watch and gleam from you as well and benefit.  That lesson in an of itself has taught me a lot...sometimes all we need is one person and there can be a domino effect.  Just as someone served as a leading Domino in my life, I serve as a leading domino in others effect, and so on and so on...and it keeps going. All is takes is one to commit!

And my commitment to this journey has been a stepping stone to conquer other areas in my life. For instance, I was talking to one of my girlfriends the other I was having the heebie jeebies (like I wanted to have sex) and my hormones were raging and I got a fine ain't lying...and I was just venting about how hard  it is being celibate.  As I was talking  to my girlfriend, I remembered my transition to healthy living. I was reminded that if I can conquer losing weight (162lbs to 119.2 lbs) then surely I can conquer the heebie jeebies lol and staying celibate. I got the power!!  All that from taking on the journey to transition to a healthier lifestyle.

I could go on  and on with lessons that I 've learned.   This journey has just blessed my life and taught me so much.  To think, I started with just wanting to improve in being consistent and being committed no matter my feelings....but I have evolved to being a passionate person about health, increased self-esteem, confidence, a person who actually loves working out, empowering others...and so on and so on.

So this week...take a moment and pause  and celebrate and honor your own achievements. I know I will:)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Its Never tooooo Late!!

Have you even met someone who was pregnant eons ago say, "this is from the baby"....and their child is like 22 lol. Just kidding:) but I do know of people who have used having  a baby until the wheels of that excuse falls off...but we all have excuses that we use for crutches....I'm too old, I'm too busy, I'm too tired... the list is endless... so after seeing this video of this 90 something year old woman breaking records and living her life...i thought I would tackle this one "it's never too late....and you're never too old."  Thanks Shelley B for sending this inpsirational story and clip my way.

Check it out! A 90+ young woman is breaking sprinting records! She started running at 67 years old! This is truly awesome! A true testament that its never too late to start at anything. All we have to do is take the first step:)

The ultimate power to healthy living is to believe...and keep trying...knowing and believing that its never too late!!

Whats one thing that you can start today? :)