Hello, dear faithful readers! I apologize for my lack of posting recently. Between the end of term at school, holiday events, and going on an eight day vacation last week, it just seems like time got away from me when it came to updating my blog. Things are starting to settle down a bit now, so I hope to get back into a bit more of normal routine with it again. *fingers crossed*
Earlier today, a friend of mine posted the update below on Facebook and it’s really been resonating with me ever since I read it. There are some things in my life that I’ve really been wanting to change, so perhaps now is the perfect time to do it.
So, I don’t believe that the world is going to end tomorrow. But it *is* going to be the end of an epoch of the Mayan calendar and, unfortunately, they didn’t create another one that we’re aware of. I do figure that *something* is going to happen tomorrow, but it won’t be the end of the world. I think I might be a start….
Perhaps tomorrow is the start of something entirely new. Perhaps tomorrow is the time to make a change in your life – something significant, something permanent. Something that will make a difference.
It’s up to you to decide that that something is.
In case you haven’t already heard, Weight Watchers will kicking off a new ad and social media campaign that kind of ties in perfectly with my friend’s philosophy. The new campaign is called Expect Amazing. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the new commercials that will start rolling out over the next couple of weeks. If you watch closely, you might even spot my Twitter pal, Alexis! Oh, and be sure to check out her blog over at Diva on a Diet, too!
I had an awesome time while I was on vacation. I went to San Francisco with one of my BFFs, Tracy. We did things all over the city during the time we were there, including walking the entire span of the Golden Gate Bridge and back (it’s 3.4 miles round trip for anyone wondering). Despite all of the amazing things we did and saw, I only have one photo of myself from the entire trip. Here’s that photo:
I remember the exact moment Tracy took it. I tried to talk her out of it saying I didn’t “need” a photo. Truth be told, I didn’t want a photo because I knew how I would look in it. Instead, I plastered on a fake smile and let her take the photo.
Why didn’t I want a photo of myself taken at such a breathtakingly beautiful vantage point? I knew it would be a visual reminder that I haven’t been very serious about my weight loss efforts in quite a while. I do really well for a week or so, but then I get right back off track again. As a result, I’ve spent the past year playing with the same 5-10 pounds over and over again.
I decided now is the time to embrace something new. It’s time to make a change in my life — something significant, something permanent. Something that will make a difference.
I have 14 months until my 50th birthday. It’s time for me to start living my tag line on this blog. It’s time for me to stop living in the past and accepting that it’s OK for me to be overweight. It’s time for me to start making and living my BEST life. It’s time for me to Expect Amazing things of myself and for myself.
I’m not setting any specific weight loss numbers for myself. I just know it’s
way past time for me to get focused again. I just know I want to weigh less this time next year than I weigh currently, and by more than those same 5-10 pounds I’ve been playing with for the past year. I just know that I can still remember how good I felt nine years ago when I weighed about 80 pounds less than I do now and I want to feel that way again! Weight Watchers has given me all the tools I need to be successful. I just have to start actively using them again!
What about you? Do you Expect Amazing of (and for) yourself? If not, I challenge you to join me in making that change. We deserve it!
Until next time …