Monday, February 1, 2010

Motivational Monday :)

TODAY is the first day of the rest of my life!!!!!

When I started my blog months ago - I started because I was essentially turning over a new leaf.  (I actually turned over SEVERAL leafs! *sigh* )  This blog was intended to document my journey to a new me.  Or maybe not a "new" me so much as just discovering me...  learning who I am and what I'm really looking for and just learning to love this crazy life that I call my own!  There have been SOOOO many good things to come into my life since starting...  many milestones reached and revelations revealed... about myself and about life in general.  :)    This makes me soooo happy  :)

...back in September however - I began documenting my journey in the gym  (SEE previous post  The GYM )
But I must confess that after the holidays I have TOTALLY slacked on getting back into my routine.  I have been a couple of times here and there.......but NOTHING to write home about - NOTHING to make any difference in my life.
And I have DEFINITELY backtracked on my eating habits....

Effective today.
February 1, 2010.
IT'S ON!!!

I have contacted David (my trainer) back at Get Toned Fitness... and I have made a promise to put my heart and soul back into living a healthier life.  Workouts 3-5 days a week, eating healthier, out go the cokes again and back on the water....I could go on and on.... but you get the idea.
WHY so adament about this???
I know I have talked before about the difference in attitude going to the gym makes - but along with attitude, I just can't put into words the better overall feeling you get from exercise.  The endorphins in your body can do nothing BUT make you feel better  :)
Along with the gym - when it gets warmer - I'm going to start working on that Couch to 5K (C25K) plan also!  I DO intend to run in more than one 5k in 2010.  Dangit.  And I WILL beat my time from 2009 ;-)
I'm coming for ya!

So - starting today  - back in the gym.  back to eating better.  back to focusing on my health and making sure I'm around for years and years to see my baby boy (can I still call him my baby at 14???!!)  grow and have a family and life of his own.

Along with the gym and healthier lifestyle - there are so many things in my life that are moving ahead and as of today - I'm grabbing the rope and holding on.  I'm trusting that God has a plan for me in so many places and in so many ways.  I'm DONE making plans and anticipating what life has in store.

Effective today - I focus on doing the very best I can do to get through one day at a time.  I refuse to be overwhelmed or worry or even think about what "could be".  Only what IS.  This includes not only the gym, but also with my job, with my child, with whatever happens with school, with Adam, with church, with my emotions, with my spirituality....  it includes it all.
TODAY..... today I turn it all over to God.
I'm sick of being bitter and mad at myself.....of feeling like I let myself down.  I'm just gonna live day by day and do the best I can do to be where God wants me to be.

Don't audit life.  Show up and make the best of it.


singedwingangel said...

Funny how Kenneth Copeland had the same kind of lesson today. About just trusting God in all things, regardless of what it looks like.. I am also looking into getting a gym membership with my mom and oldest son to have somethign to do during the day. I also got the Biggest Loser game for the Wii and picked Jillian as my trainer lol. IF I am gonna work out I want to have someone to yell back at rofl

Vodka Logic said...

Good luck now if only your motivation could rub off on me.

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I need your motivation! Good luck :)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I love your attitude- keep it up!

Daffy said...

That's an awesome quote today! I love it! I will print it and stick on my wall at work.

I'm really groovin the new simply beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Now I'll be cheering you on, Tami!

Kellyansapansa said...

Good on you! All the very best of luck for a fabulous February and beyond :o)

MJ said...

WAY TO GO TAMI! You are an amazing woman and I know that you will be able to face each day with the hope and determination needed to make it through this crazy, beautiful thing called life.
xo MJ

Candice said...

I want to take that healthier life journey with ya!

We can do it!!

Anonymous said...

dedication & determination - double D's