One of my favourite pics from the wedding
My babies. Black n White is Keisha and Grey n White is Parker.
I've never been more ready in my life than now to change my way of thinking. I have purpose. This is it, it's my year!
Hi everyone, I'm Angie Mallory. I'm 33, just got married in October to Kyle and we own a great old house in a neighbourhood I love. Kyle and I love to travel and have experienced some awesome things in our 6 years together with a camping experience up and coming in South Africa this year! My career is rewarding; I'm a non-profit employment counsellor recently given the opportunity to contribute grand ideas to the way we market ourselves in the community. Not only did I recently find forgiveness in my heart toward my mother but there's resolution, which allows us to have a wonderful relationship at just the right point in both our lives. My youngest brother has two incredible children and my other brother finally found someone that completes him. My husband's brothers each have their own beautiful family. My inlaws are terrific, so much fun, full of life and very supportive. I have amazing, strong, beautiful friends and they share their worlds with me.
Sounds perfect doesn't it? I used to fight to survive; now I fight for all this.
Life hasnít always been easy. Iíve struggled all my life with low self esteem, lack of confidence and a ridiculously high standard that I somehow set for just myself. I was forced into growing up way too quick and I lost the one person that was my role model growing up and it kills me that she is not here by my side to see it all. [though I do believe she knows it] Whatever I thought my purpose was, I somehow mustered up the strength to persevere through many years and come out with more than I could have ever imagined or wished for. That includes an understanding of what I want in this life.
So I read my own story and I know Iím a strong individual. I would tell anyone else thatís been through what I have and made it out this way but in my head I havenít quite credited myself for any of it. Due to my experiences I am hard on myself, I donít trust, I worry too much, I am anxious, I hold myself back from opportunities, Iím fearful of many things, I struggle with communicating my thoughts, I have very low self esteem. Food has been my comfort but we all know that it isnít really comfortable; it ended up just giving me more reasons to beat myself up.
Basically, Iíve been doing a lot of reflecting on my thoughts and what my reality was for years. My reality now is very much different and I realized the need to change my thinking to embrace it and make the most of it while I have it.
That is the reason I joined Spark People, I was readyÖ.I am ready.
Thank you for coming by and seeing my page, I look forward to meeting all of you!
Week 1: drink at least one glass of water with each meal, stretch for 5 minutes at lunch break, at least one day a week at gym with Meg, write in journal at least 3x
Week 2: do not hit snooze on the alarm at least 5 days, do 10 minutes of exercise daily, post on Spark People at least once a day, incorporate weights at gym with Meg
Week 3: wake up 15 mins earlier, do daily exercise in morning, eat all meals and snacks at the table
To attain my fast break goals weekly and continue each as I move onto new ones. I started by reading The Spark. I started tracking my nutrition and fitness in week 2. I have a buddy, Meg, who has been working on her own self-improvement for the past year so she's become a motivator and workout buddy. My husband has been supportive at home by stopping me if I start snacking too much. I've been incorporating little goals that will make me feel better and lead me to eating better foods.
It's all about the little goals for me. That was an eye-opener when I was reading The Spark. Such a simple concept but hard to come up with, especially since I am a perfectionist, you know, all-or-nothing kinda thing.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Some of my favourite things: travelling with my husband, going to see Dave Matthews band live, humour (including sarcasm), reading (and yes, I very much enjoy the junkie vampire books and shopaholic books!), playing board games, certain shows, embroidery, music, hispanic language, researching anything and everything interesting, helping my friends/family, hanging out with my neices and nephews, sharing information, self-help stuff.....and i'm still finding my way back to me so I can discover other things I wasn't allowing myself to explore
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