Empowerment: Having been given the power to make choices relevant to one’s situation; Acting with confidence.
Read that one more time. What in that sentence speaks to you personally? For each of us it will be something different, but for me the word CHOICES and “acting with confidence” sticks out the most. I was at a party last night and chatting with some lovely ladies about self/body image. For me this is such a struggle right now. I can honestly say that at 230 lbs walking down the aisle to marry my hubby, I thought I looked AMAZING. And while family and friends told me that I was a beautiful bride, looking back now I just shake my head. BUT looking back and seeing my smile and my carefree spirit shine through is something I wish I could have back. I feel like because I put myself out here everyday, that I need to look a certain way and weigh a certain amount. But you know what, I am what I am. This is where my body has decided to be right now and I have to accept it. I asked on Twitter this morning for people who have lost 20, 30, 50, 100 lbs what one thing they can do now that they couldn’t do before, and I was amazed at some of the answers/DM’s/and emails it prompted. From being able to tie shoes without being out of breath to running a marathon, losing a significant amount of weight is EMPOWERING. No matter how much weight it is, when you see that particular number on the scale it fuels you to keep going, when those pre-baby jeans fit it fuels you to keep going, and when you conquer something that once seemed impossible that too fuels you to keep going.
So whats our homework for the week? To get EMPOWERED! But how? (I know that’s what you’re saying right now) Easy! Let’s go back to the beginning. What made you decide to begin this journey? Or what’s fueling you to start this journey right now? Maybe your kids, your health, your doctor, your husband/wife, or most importantly yourself. Whatever it is that’s where the start of the Empowerment fire lies. If you’re not a person that makes lists or sets goals I challenge you to start THIS WEEK, like TOMORROW! How many times have you heard, or said yourself, I’ll start Monday? Well guess what, tomorrow is MONDAY people! You have no excuse, you have no one to let down but yourself. You’re the in charge of YOUR CHOICES.
So this weeks Challenge is to set a goal to reach by Friday. Write it down, post in your bedroom, bathroom, office, on the fridge anywhere just write it down. Once you write it down, it’s no longer just a thought it’s a commitment. So many of us get angry when people commit to something that has to do with us and then break that commitment. What if we got that angry when we broke the commitment to ourselves? I bet we would have a lot more people reaching their goals. Make sure the goal you set is REASONABLE guys. I don’t want emails saying “I’m going to lose 30 pounds by Friday.” Ummm yea NOOOO! Here are some examples:
-Cutting down to one soda
-Eat veggies and fruit everyday
-Run a mile
-Run 2 miles
-Workout EVERYDAY for 1 hour
-Take a new class
-Spend more time with family/friends and less time Facebooking and Twittering
-Take your lunch to work everyday
There are so many small changes that can be made that will better not only your life, but the people around you as well. So friends I leave you with this quote and a little giveaway surprise! Have a wonderful night, and an even better MONDAY! Filled with EMPOWERMENT!!
“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t,
– Mary Kay Ash
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