Monday, November 22, 2010

I made the list

I made the commitment - and luckily made the list for How Does She Do It's '8 Weeks To A Brand New You' makeover. I'm thankful that she's given me this opportunity.

But more importantly...I've also made my own list.

Starting on my 30th birthday when I officially start my makeover...I make rank on my list of priorities.

My world still revolves around Babygirl, hubs, job, house, finances, dogs, etc... but now I'm recognizing that before I can be ANYTHING of VALUE to any of those commitments - I need to be whole.

You've heard it all before...
I committed to losing the weight before my 30th birthday. It was my goal to be a sexy little thing by the big day.

Have I failed - No. Am I at my goal weight - No. Did I start to make myself and my well-being part of the big picture - YES. Being well isn't JUST about losing the weight.

In the last three months, I've committed "ME" time to working out, cooking (which I love - but then eat), writing more, and allowed myself down time.  I have also had several stressball periods of freak work-me sessions that pushed me back a few steps.  But I no longer STAY a monster.  Even when work is demanding my full 110%, I give other priorities my attention - including myself.

I have had other setbacks - an injured back, stomach flu, bronchitis, excuse, excuse, excuse - that pulled wind from my sails.  When this happens it is hard for me to find the motivation to get back on the horse and work FOR ME. I backslide.

That's where this new endeavor will help me HELP ME. A game plan. A nudge. A push. A kick in the ass.

She's going to make me MAKE ME a priority.

And I need that - and all of my other priorities will benefit in the long run for it.

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Wednesday, I will be presenting my first EVER giveaway! I don't like to do long giveaways (it's my impulsive nature), so it will only be open for ONE day!! Be sure to check back for the opportunity to receive a $50 gift certificate! Even if you don't win the grand prize, everyone's a winner with this offer (and not just in the cheesy "you're all winners" kind of way - it's a 20% off code! WOOHOO!)

2 comments:

By Word of Mouth said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, you are beautiful and smart and sassy - and its the holidays already! You will drive yourself crazy trying to get all tough this time of year, pile on the veg, leave off the gravy and drink a glass of water with every glass of wine!
and no pie :)

CrunchyVTMommy said...

We are so alike! Try to relax. You give everything 1000000% except yourself. I am glad that you are making an effort to put yourself up there in your list of priorities. But damnit you work too hard!