Thursday, December 31, 2009

I Accomplished 1 Thing in 2009

Yup. That's right. 365 days and I accomplished 1 thing.

I MADE MYSELF A PRIORITY. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE, I PUT ME FIRST.

Every other thing I have done this year has stemmed from that one accomplishment. At first I was nervous about it. I thought that best bud or hubby would be mad or hurt or feel less important. Nope. I was wrong. They were super encouraging and always let me make time for the gym or would eat things based on what was best for my diet. I just love them. I want to squeeze them til their heads pop off. Okay, maybe not that tight.

If you are afraid to do this one simple thing to accomplish your goals, I suggest you give it a try. I even switched the school I worked at. I started over. I moved everything. I had to start at square one with co-workers. It has not been super easy (I really miss my old buds) but it was to make more time and less stress for me.

Because of these things, I have more confidence. I was able to say goodbye to my personal trainer and still be successful (giving me lots more cash in my pocket). I lost another 75 pounds. I went from a size 20 to a size 10. I love to shop now (like I did today and bought lots of stuff). I completed the Mud Run - including every obstacle. I am so proud of that. I am also now able to eat something bad for me (say maybe a Big Mac on the way home from Christmas last week - maybe) and know I will not regain 115 pounds from that one meal. And to tell you the truth, I did not regret it or feel fat after.

I have learned. I can do this. Everyday. With every choice. My attitude has changed the most this year. It isn't all or nothing. It is just give and take. It has to be or you cannot stick with it.

Well with that, I will finish getting ready for the New Years party I am about to attend (I shall eat pizza but not drink alcohol so I can drive - see give and take - and tomorrow I will run like I did today). Thank you all for being such great friends this year. I am truly grateful for you, your blogs and super hilarious comments.

Cheers to us and our successes in the year to come!

8 comments:

cmoursler said...

You look great....learning to make myself a priority on my own list was hard but definitely worth it.
It's the first step.
Congratulations on all you've accomplished this year.
And all you will accomplish next year.
I am glad that I 'got to know you'
this year.
watch out 2010, here we come.

Deb said...

What a great year you have had and it all boiled down to you making the one seemingly simple decision to put yourself first.

You look absolutely gorgeous and I look forward to the awesome accomplishments you will have in 2010!

Linda Pressman said...

What a great summary of what really happened for you. Change is hard, it can make us face a lot of fear (you wouldn't believe how sick I got when I finally quit my job of 18 years 5 years ago...) but facing that stuff is the only way to live fully. Great job putting yourself on the priority list!

Melissa said...

Cheers! I think that is wonderful that you were able to change your perspective! That's hard to do and something that has definitely made a difference! Good for you!

The Road Curves Ahead said...

Have a wonderful night and wonderful new year... it has been so motivating to read about all your success.

I want to hug YOU until your head pops off.

;)

Skitterbox said...

you've had a fantastic year! all the best in 2010!

Crys said...

In the end that's what it's all about right? Every pound, every change is just about prioritization! You're in such a great place! Here's to continued success in 2010 for you!

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