Wednesday, March 07, 2012
2011 has been the year of "Just say YES". Say "YES" whenever someone asks me to participate in an activity. Say YES to healthy foods. Say YES to living life. That was my 2011 goal and boy it is working.
I have encouraged friends and family to join me on this journey and it is so much fun to participate in outdoor activities with them. My major concern was not to repeat the past of starting off strong and then petering out, but not this time, I conquered the challenge. Throughout the year of 2011 and into 2012 I have been consistent by setting mini goals along the way and this has kept me focused, accountable, disciplined and on track. Also have to thank my family, friends and Sparkers who have been very supportive and encouraging. I love you guys!
So today is a BIG day because I am celebrating a major milestone. This 2.5 year journey since I started Sparkpeople has led me to the weight I was 10 years ago, when I got married. Woo hoo! I feel stronger, healthier and even got the "X" back in SEXY.
There are so many things I have learned throughout this journey and am more fullfilled. I have strengthened my body, mind and spirit, appreciate the ability to move my body effortlessly, and enjoy my relationships and quality time spent with friends and family.
What I'm trying to say is "I feel liberated" and my options for participating in life have opened up. For example the activities I've been doing throughout this time like; hiking, 5K-10K-1/2 marathon races, yoga, tai chi, pilates, and more have become a desire, a challenge and just plain fun. I find myself looking for the next new thing I can do...like never before. For example I will be trying a month of Birkram Yoga, want to go Kiyaking in the summer, can't wait to get on the boat this summer and wakeboard the longer runs. Look forward to hiking in all areas of PV, Malibu and maybe get up to Yosemite in 2012. The options are unlimited and I just want to explore them all.
So to those of you who know me, thank you for all your support and joining me in this journey. For those of you who are on your own journey, keep saying "YES".
Love to all...Cynxoxo