I have a confession.
I lost my way.
I lost my focus.
My vision was blurred, and I took my eyes off my goals.
And well, I went on vacation.
I defied everything that I know to be good and right for my body. I ate my family's fried, gravy smothered food. We went out to eat nearly every single day. I know, I know, its vacation. but still I showed no restraint.
Its not the food that scares me. Its that old mindset. That mentality that I can relax. The truth is harsh. The reality is...I CAN NEVER RELAX. I will always have to make smart choices and exercise. Always. Even when I reach that glorious goal weight - its not over.
If you took my class - just know that I am starting with Day One...TODAY. I will do that class each and everyday - just like I asked you all to do. I have officially rededicated myself.
I wanted to have a quote to sum up how I feel about continuing this journey, and why I feel it crucial to blog my process and be accountable to someone/something. As I was typing this entry this morning, I got my quote of the week from Compendium . This email never, ever ceases to amaze me with its timing. It knows exactly what I need to hear and when I need to hear it. Wanna know what it said? I thought so...
The work of your heart, the work of taking time to listen, to help, is also your gift to the whole of the world.
So that leaves me to right now- I am extremely focused on my weight, and will be using my blog as a tool in helping me get there. I have always wanted to take a photo a day, so I have decided to document this rededication in photos. Just trying to make this process fun and creative. It might not always be pretty, it might be funny - but its going to be REAL. I wish I would have done this from the very beginning.
Today is a new playlist, the gym, a new people magazine, fresh cantalope, helping Jude with his Martin Luther King Jr. presentation, painting both mine and Marley's toenails, practicing letters with Bing, calling Sarah, and trying a smoothie with spinach added.