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When change happens

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Do you ever find yourself just going along, day after day, things are good, but things are static…then bam!...something happens and you know that change is inevitable? Well, that’s what hit me on Wednesday night. It hit me that I was going to have to make a change. I recognized the writing on the wall. In the past, that would have sent me on a downward spiral and I would have resisted until I was a complete wreck. Now, I lose sleep…lol…well, it’s not really funny.

Okay, so I still made some bad choices on Thursday, but it was only because I let myself get too hungry. So coupled with emotions, that was a dangerous combination. But I tracked everything, and that was the first step in making myself accountable. I picked myself back up and I do believe that change is a motivator.

Even change for the good can be stressful. Why do we resist change so much? Why do I not blog more often? I know that daily blogging is so helpful. But my daily blogs tend to get boring. Then when something exciting happens, I don’t blog because I have to “construct” an interesting blog. Sheesh. So if I start to blog daily, please just bear with me.

Today I plan on driving around to various parks where they might want to hold Zumba Gold classes. I need to make a change before change makes my life miserable. I want to stay one step ahead of the game instead of always being one step behind and just letting things happen to me. I now want to MAKE things happen!

Oh, and I just realized that my Sparkiversary has come and gone and I didn’t even acknowledge it. Well, it’s not too late to celebrate my one-year sparkiversary by changing up my page and making an announcement. I’m not really an announcement kinda girl, though.

Thank you for your concern on my sleepless nights, my Sparkies! I sent an email to all my Zumba Gold ladies, and their responses were amazingly supportive. Just like you! I was so happy to hear that they will go wherever I go to teach. Whew!! That made me so happy.

SparkPeople has helped me in so many ways!!

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  • FLORIDASUN
    Oh...my sweet Claudia...you are NEVER EVER boring...I always adore your blogs and don't ever think you have to construct them...that's what blogging is all about...just the flow of what's on you mind...I LOVE what's on your mind always..you are so thoughtful and sensitive, and bright and brilliant! emoticon

    I'm just delighted that we are Sparkie friends and if I lived closer...we'd be fleshie friends for sure...geez...maybe that isn't the BEST way to describe it?? But you know what I mean nevertheless! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I could call myself the 'empress of change'...it just seems to be a way of life for DH and I...so anytime you feel a little unbalanced just give me a shout out...I've found that when things get stale in our lives it's the universe nudging us towards new opportunities... emoticon
    3649 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    you will do awesome. change is good for us we just cant see it at the time. it takes a leap of faith and you are strong enough for the challenge
    3665 days ago
  • COLUMBINE2
    I love your blogs! And I struggle with change,too. I think Scott Peck (author of Road Less Traveled?)said that successful people are those who handle change well bcause it's the most constant thing in our lives. gulp.

    I've been eating the same old food for 2 yrs...and really struggling to keep the weight off, much less lose more. But it's soooo easy to stay in a rut. It finally hit me...it's not working. It hasn't worked for a long time. So it's time to change it. I wonder if your job situation might be the same and if your change might bring wonderful, unexpected positives to your life. And you may even wish you'd done it sooner! But trust me, I'm not diminishing how hard it is to do...I'm draggin' my feet!!!! You've got a fan club...we're with you all the way! emoticon
    3673 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/15/2010 9:10:56 PM
  • VISUALLYRICS
    I didn't know you were having a challenge in teaching....I hope you find a place to teach!

    I love your quote, "I now want to MAKE things happen!"


    emoticon ~ Laura
    3673 days ago
  • VEGGIE-FITNESS
    Oh yes, CHANGE. I hear you and you scare me a little because I can totally relate to EVERY word of your blog. Don't ever worry about your blogs getting "boring". I always look forward to what you have to say emoticon
    3673 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I'm not one to embrace change either but have found that sometimes it is really good. Happy spark anniversary!! I am so happy you are still here. You are one of my favorite sparkers.
    3673 days ago
  • DONNABRIGHT
    Good luck.
    3673 days ago
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