Sunday, May 06, 2012
Wow, just noticed its been almost six months to the day since I last posted a blog here. That blog was about a new plan I was starting. To be honest I've lost count of the number of plans I've started, transformation challenges I've entered, before pictures I've taken, etc., etc. I think the only ones I ever finished were a three day no sugar challenge and a 14 day juice fast. When my dh asked me to do this new 90 day challenge with him I really couldn't muster up much excitement. After all, I've failed to complete so many in the past - all I have are before pictures, never finishing and getting to take those longed for after photos. So why did I decide to do this Body by Vi 90 day challenge? I think the kicker for me was hearing how good people feel and how much energy they have using this product. I'm so very tired of feeling tired all the time. It seems it takes all my energy to get done the things I have to do and I would dearly love to have some energy and enthusiasm left over to do things I want to do for me. I've been wanting to do a triathlon for several years now, but have always been too sick and tired to do the necessary training. I'm praying that committing to this challenge will help me get my butt in gear, do my training and cross the finish line as a triathlete! The other thing frequently in my prayers of late is that God will help me change my attitude. I've always thought of my self as a pretty laid back, glass half full kind of person, but I've realized recently that I'm constantly stressing and/or feeling guilty about everything under the sun. All that stress just sucks the joy right out of life and much of what I stress over just isn't that big of a deal. So anyway, in addition to the physical changes I'll be working toward in the next 90 days, I also want to make some spiritual ones like cultivating an "attitude of gratitude", trusting that God is in control and He has a plan for my life and learning to think positively instead of expecting the negative. Finally, I have a bad habit of quitting on a challenge the first time I "slip up" on following my plan. This time I'm going to cut myself some slack, keep going to the end even though I'm not "perfect" and have some fun doing it!