Every day begins with the possiblilty for a new start. Today is a day when I am going to take the first step on my continuing journey. I am challenging myself to spend the next year getting it together! Quite of few aspects of my life have slipped between the cracks over the past year and now is the time to start getting back on track.
Somewhere in the last 13 years of being pregnant 45 months and breastfeeding for 60 months I have managed to let myself go. Ironic that I can hardly get of the house to go anywhere and yet it is very easy to let yourself go. I am aproximately the same weight I was last year at this time, which wouldn't bother most people as it is a major accomplishment to maintain your weight, only in my case last year at this time I was eight months pregnant. Therefore one of my first plans to transform my life is to transform my body. I think I have reverse body dismorphic disorder (dbdd for short) This is characterized by thinking I look fabulous and I can't figure out where I have gained any weight at all. Then I happen to catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror or a picture that I am on the other side of the camera and I think who is that tubby? Yikes it is me.
Monday is always a good day to start fresh. Two weeks ago I went to the gym every morning at 6 am. I set my alarm, got up and went to the gym and worked out for an hour and watched what I ate. At the end of six days I had lost six pound, yeah me. Then I went to the Rider Game and let me just break it down what I ate there. A pretzel, popcorn, peanuts, cheeseburger, elephant ear (it should be called elephant ass cuz that's what mine looked like after I ate it) and a chicken whooper on the way out of town. By the end of the long weekend of camping and fun with the kids I got up Tuesday morning and was devistated to realize I had gained eight pounds! Maybe I should have just stayed in bed the whole week.
But here it is Monday again and instead of thinking that I am starting over for the millionth time I just remind myself that everything I do will move me towards where I need to be and even if I have to start on the path a million times at least I am going somewhere. Today I challenge you to "GOYA" Get off your ass. This is the first step to just get up and do something. Today is a great day to start on your journey....again. Hey at least the road won't be lonely. There are a lot of us out there trying to move forward so if you see someone struggling on the side of the road help a sista out.
And just because I love sharing fun pictures here is one of our good friends who after watching our five kids overnight still had the energy to get ready and do their family photoshoot in the backalley behind "The Beaver" hotel where we locked the keys in their van and we had to get a tow truck to open the door.....OOPS. They may move and not tell us before the next time the circus comes to town. Thanks guys.