FIRST THINGS FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This time the journey began with one small act of faith...we all know that faith without works is DEAD.
Usually, my best results have been when my friend and I are both motivated to eat healthier at the same time and we both have seen great results in the past from being accountability partners. Actually the more the merrier..I wish all of my friends that I've invited would join us. But it takes a FIRST STEP OF FAITH...something that spurs you into action. It could be anything---whatever works for you.
This time it was a random act of a youthful 'pinky promise' to start Monday from my bff Mot. It was something so simple, yet I didn't have to link pinkies....I could've pulled away and said..no. But when she put faith into ACTION by saying let's pinky promise....I did it. It was less than a hand shake but stronger than one. When I am tempted to cheat, I think of that promise...and I have heard so does she.
It may sound silly but whatever it takes to make the first step..DO IT!! Find out what it is and I encourage you to just jump in!! The water is warm and there is plenty of sunscreen! Friends are everywhere for support...you just got to link up with them and 'pinky promise'.
Well...another first thing..is my first mini-goal. I said my first goal will be to lose 10 lbs. I set it small so that I could be encouraged when I reached it. I will feel very accomplished when I reach it too!! I have lost 7.5 so I am very close. Personal goals are important and need to be celebrated.
Thank you to my friend for helping me to take the FIRST STEP in this journey.
p.s. Our pinky rings are coming in Saturday