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Hello friends! Welcome to the first entry in my “I’m Just Sayin’” blog. This blog is going to help you catch up with what I’m doing currently, but my primary intent is to help inspire others who are on their own weight-loss or life journey (doesn’t have to be weight, ya know).
I can’t tell you how difficult it has been for me to write this first blog and actually get my words down on paper. If you know me well or watched me on Season 8 of “The Biggest Loser,” you know I have no problem chatting it up with anyone. I love to talk and learn more about other people. Transferring that skill onto paper is a hugely different story!
Even now with my fingers poised over my laptop keys I’m at a loss for words! Me?! BANANAS I KNOW! I’ve been procrastinating for months — literally. Just like weighing more than 300 pounds and losing that weight, this is just another manifestation of getting in my own way. Stopping myself from doing what I should do to help me achieve what I want to achieve. Do you do that? It’s usually a daily occurrence for most people.
I suppose having said that I should do give you a little back story. Oh, wait, didn’t you read that in the In My Shoes section of my website? Read that, catch up, and come right back and I will be waiting to ramble at ya!!
All caught up?? GREAT! So, now you can kind of get where I am coming from with that stopping myself part! SO, I take a deep breath and I begin typing because I can do this. I can be who and what I want to be and if that includes blogging about not blogging … then I’m in! It’s getting easier now. YES!! I figure it’s just like talking myself through a workout when I really just want to quit and go home or not even start in the first place. Just one more sentence equals just one more minute on that treadmill!
I am here to let you know that no matter what it is you are dealing with if you use the fundamental principles of believing you can do something and breaking apart each step — taking them one at a time — you can accomplish whatever is your heart’s desire!
It’s like I tell my clients, friends, boyfriend, and most importantly MYSELF … YOU JUST HAVE TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY, TO BE YOUR OWN NORMAL!!!! And today that “normal” is not sitting down in front of the TV and watching E! until I can tell you everything about the Kardashian family. It IS making just a little time for myself to share my fears, hopes, and dreams with you and hopefully make your day a little brighter. Tomorrow my normal is lifting and running a 5K with my honey, Daniel Wright (yep, we’re still together after meeting more than two years ago on “The Biggest Loser”! That’s what helps me get out of bed.
More to follow very soon about starting my 50 in 50 by 30 Challenge this weekend in Columbia, Mo. at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival with a 10K. Read more about it on my website in the Where Am I? section.