May seems to be my month of new beginnings because, almost 3 years ago, also in May, I was directed to this wonderful website called SparkPeople. I've had some gains and losses and read some amazing stories, and generally enjoyed myself, but sadly, have not yet met a major goal.
Well, after some self assessment last year, I recognized that I was a commitment-phobe. This is most likely the reason I have a problem finishing all the wonderful things I start, or following through on the amazing ideas I have had.
Last night, during one of my insomniac episodes, I watched the movie, "Julie/Julia." I really like this movie just because of its story and how well-made it is. But watching it last night also gave me some insight and motivation. The character Julie wants to be a good cook, but she lacks commitment. To cure herself of that, she launches this year-long blog in which she intends to cook her way through Julia Child's cookbook. I liked the idea of just jumping in and just saying, "okay, I'm going to just do this."
I also was very inspired by one of the SP members who befriended me who did the same thing with her weightloss plan.
So now, I'm going to do the same thing...
I have launched a blog page that will follow me throughout the next year, and have committed it unto GOD to spend time with HIM and workout at least 10 minutes each day, WITHOUT FAIL!
I have tried and failed at so much, I want to win at least at one thing. So my goal is, near the end of the year-long process, to be able to participate in the March of Dimes 5-mile walk in April 2013. I figure, if I start training now, my body won't be as devastated as it was 3 years ago when I first tried it. Who knows what'll happen after that? For now though, that's my short-long term goal.
So your support would be great; if you want to stop by the blog, the address is below. I already started out with 20 minutes this morning of Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds, so day 1 is already under my belt!
I really want to do this...