Friday, December 30, 2011

Inspiration from Sistahs of Inspiration

Just an motivation for today from Sistahs of Inspiration:

Why are friends and loved ones so quick to use the word selfish when it comes to you pursuing your goals? Don't fall into that guilt trap any longer. If you don't have self love, you have no love at all. Continue to do things for others, but never let anyone make you feel inferior or guilty because your first priority is self maintenance and self care.
~~Val Rose
I don't know who the artist of this lovely painting is but if anyone finds out, hit me up and I'll give credit!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Blog Post -6 Months Out and My Mantra For The New Year

First thing, my 6 month check up went great.  I'm down another 30 pounds for a grand total of 138 pounds lost!  I'm stoked, of course.  I know this #WLS tool is one of the best things I've could have done for myself.  I just thank God it was made available for me.  I know there is still more work ahead but I am determined to maintain the course.
 For Christmas, I got a bike!  I totally love it!  It's so old-school. LOL  I think I had one like it growing up and I feel like it's totally appropriate to start my fitness quest off with!  I will be sharing the details but I hope they won't be too embarrassing! LOL

The photo above is the message I vow to keep in my mind, not only for the New Year, but for all time.  It's easy to allow others determine your destiny but real strength come from realizing your own potential and doing what needs to be done to reach it.  My promise to myself is to reach out and touch my faith.  Along the way, I got lost but if this year has shown me anything, it's the fact that I can go through the fire and with prayer and a good support system, I can come out on the other side. 

This is a process of finding myself and I am learning so many things about me and about others around me.  I'm learning who is really there for me and I'm also seeing who is not good for me.  2012 will be my year to focus on what's good for me!  It's a process that started in 2011 but it will continue into the new year.  There are no resolutions for me because my life will always be a work in progress and it changes daily.  I just strive to be a better me!