Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I heard that quote on the new Weight Watchers 360 commercial and knew I just had to adopt it as my mantra for 2013! I just updated my Sparkpage and decided that quote was my theme for this year. Last year I had "2012...No More Excuses". I stopped the sugar completely as of 1/23, I cut back dramatically on eating food from work and started bringing meals from home. It made a tremendous difference in my life physically and financially.
Yesterday, I watched the WW 360 commercial and then the wheels started spinning in my head. Have I done it before? Yes. Have a lost weight? Yes- 100 lbs to be exact. Did I gain it back? Yes. Why? Life happened. But from what I understand, this newest WW (celebrating 50 years), seems to be right up my alley. I am at the point where I am not looking for a diet! I want to get healthy. I want to be fit. One of my New Years goals is to be able to run effortlessly. I have signed up to walk/jog/run 1,000 miles in the year 2013. That's a big goal for me but I am up for the challenge!
Tomorrow I will go and weigh in for the first time in a long time. I plan to show up with face made up and a positive attitude. I don't really know what I expect the #'s to show. But in the end, they are just #'s and it's just a starting place, right? No where to go but down. I will weigh in once a week. I will NOT weigh in at home. Matter of fact, I may decide to get rid of my scale as it never seems to weigh me correctly. I'm really excited to attend the meeting and I pray it's a success. A friend of mine has agreed to go with me and that is another plus.
My attitude for 2013 is to EXPECT AMAZING...and I want to expect amazing in all areas of my life this year. I want to become a Life Group Leader at my church. Since I never have done this, I hope to become an apprentice this semester and hopefully acquire the skills to follow what I feel God is calling me to do. I want to do better with finances and pay a little at a time instead of letting things build up over time. I want to reconnect with friends and family who I haven't spent much time with and some family I haven't even seen in over a year. I want to find a job where I am making a difference. Where I can lead/train others to do things the right way.
I want for this to be a positive year. Don't get me wrong...I'm not delusional. I know things won't be perfect. I know that life will happen. But I know also that the way I choose to react to the way life happens will make all the difference in the world. I heard this quote from Steve Harvey last month that I am totally paraphrasing: 10% of life is what happens to you. The remaining 90% is what you do about it/how you react to it. Don't be afraid to reinvent yourself.
I would love to reinvent myself to be a millionaire. But in the meantime, I'm gonna work with what I've got