How often do you quit? Do you have that stick to it muscle no matter what? I have a confession. I am a quitter. The working hard on me muscle is something I havent used well in years. It is weak and it needs a lot of work.
Recently another blogger talked about being healthy physically was just like being healthy fiscally. Boy were they right.
Many of you who have followed my journey know I am trying hard to be fit, fiscally and physically. I have my 3 words for 2012: create, connect and cultivate. Part of the creating in the deep down desire to be healthier physically and fiscally. I am working on both of these just as I was last year.
Last year I was getting it. I started with a loss of 32 pounds. I was happy and looking better, I was getting fiscally fit as well. Then the craptacular fall happened and there was a lot of stuff happening behind the scenes that drove me in a downward spiral. I wasn’t looking after me as I should. I was quitting.
I started to realize the damage I was doing to myself as I sat at Blissdom Canada, getting my nails done beside Teresa Albert, who I consider an angel and friend. We were having a very real conversation about health and how crappy I was feeling. I had been having chest pains for weeks and hadn’t even gotten it looked at. The look on Teresa’s face, told me enough. I had to get back on task and I couldn’t quit. I needed to look after my health.
As December loomed I thought hard about past events, I thought about the things that brought me to where I am. I have a past. We all do. Choices made that weren’t the best, projects left unfinished. Bridges burned. I went from a healthy, active young woman to a mom who was barely hanging on over time, a lot of time. To undo the damage of those years will take time as well. I have to be patient with myself, but I can not longer quit. I need to own Hollie again. I need to create, connect and cultivate.
To stay on task, I joined the #12in12 community on Twitter. We are committed to using the working hard muscle. It by the end of the year should be a well-worn and used muscle. I will be creating the healthier me, the fitter me, the fiscally responsible smart me. No more quitting, the journey is really beginning and I pray you will join me on it. I need encouragement at times, reminders of the task at hand, I need to celebrate the process, slowly over time, pound by pound, inch by inch, dollar by dollar I am doing the work. Are you working or quitting? and what have you done when you have found yourself quitting in the past?