Monday, May 7, 2012

Good Intentions

We are all full of them.  Good intentions.
The well intended yet soon neglected projects and ideas, books to read and movies to see, diets to stick to, lists of "to do", goals to attain, and hurdles to overcome.  I mean, who doesn't have an empty "storage and organizing container" or two, just sitting there, still waiting to be filled?
One of my consistently abandoned good intentions relentlessly orbits my journaling and writing projects.  I have dozens of half filled journals each reflecting a different time in my life.  The wanna be writer in me has started each of these in an effort to one day turn them into something of substance.
It turns out this blog quickly joined the ranks of my lonely journals.
To this I say, "NO MORE!"  My vision for this blog is to become a place of conversation, a place of sharing, a place of honest thought, and a place of accountability.
This dream will not manifest into something great unless I hold myself accountable. So I return, full of good intentions to share my journey with you and hear all about yours.
Do you know how I know it's different this time?  Because, yesterday, I fulfilled one of my goals. An intention that continually received the treatment. "I'll do it next year".  I completed my very first Half Marathon!!  No excuses, I set out to do it....and I did.  This is a very large check mark in my weight loss journey.  
What are some of your good intentions?  How to you intend on making them obtained goals?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Why a blog?

Years ago, my soon to be husband started calling me his little worker bee. 
I was working 60+ hours a week at jobs I had no passion for.  I simply focused on making enough money to pay the bills and feed our social life.  No aim, no goal, just buzzing along and surviving.  I was always exhausted...but I just kept on pushing.
I was also in a battle to lose weight.  To date, I have lost 120 lbs.  I still have another 50-80 lbs I would love to lose.
I receive a lot of questions about my weight loss and everything under the sun that surrounds it.  But I never felt like I had enough time to answer these questions fully.
I have since lost the job I despised and slowed down on the odd jobs that filled my free time. I have such joy in my life now and a zest for so many passions life has to offer.  My health and fitness have become priority.  I want to use this blog to talk about my weight loss journey and all the phenomenon it accompanies.  From the exercises I try, the music that moves me, to the restaurants I discover. Whatever seems important, whatever crosses my path...I want to discuss it here. 
And I hope you will discuss and share, as well.