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Time to get serious!

1. I need to lose the last 30 pounds to get to my goal weight.

2. I need to grow as an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant.

3. I need to start writing - prolifically

You are cordially invited to join me as I share my successes and obstacles, my thoughts and feelings, and my love of card making, scrapbooking and other crafty things.

I welcome your opinions, advice and inspiration.

Come ON! Let's GO!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My New Affirmation

Wow..the time flies by so quickly. I haven't lost much weight since I started but the last I checked my Body Mass Index was down to 31% . Back when I first started this weight loss journey, my BMI was 45.2%..so its coming down, slowly but surely. Come to think of it, I did finally run a little over 2.5 miles the other day...WITHOUT stopping! Yes it was hard! But I feel like I have more stamina. It's interesting that more we do something the less effort it seems like we have to give. At first though...it seems really hard...really, really, really hard. But when you keep at it and keep at it...eventually, it gets easier.

I just keep plugging away at the nutrition and the exercising and the running and one day I will look back and realize that my dream has come true. I will have hit my goal weight, crossed the finish line, and be driving a Mary Kay car. I like what my Mary Kay director said last night. Practice doesn't bring perfection. Not one of us is perfect. We all make mistakes.  Practice brings progression.

Oh yea! I became a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant and I am really enjoying this opportunity. It still gives me the opportunity to teach. Only instead of teaching kids, I am teaching adults, (women mostly),  how to take care of their skin and helping them feel empowered. I love it. I never cease to be amazed at the transformation a woman goes through at a Mary Kay facial. Literally, by the end of the free mini pampering spa facial with a hot lavender towel treatment (which I provide) she is literally glowing. And when you are glowing on the outside it's not hard to glow on the inside either. And trust me, I know how hard it is to glow. I once weighed almost 300 pounds.

My next goal is to get my little mini effort bee pin....I really want an effort bee.

I have adopted this new affirmation, which I will use in all areas of my life...business, fitness, weight loss, teaching, and as a woman of faith.

I am Debbie. I can reach my goal weight. I can run a half-marathon. I can grow my business and teach those kids.

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice,
Hesitate in the presence of procrastination,
Negotiate at the table of fear,
Ponder at the pool of popularity,
Or meander in a maze of mediocrity.

I won't give up,
Shut up,
Let up,
Until I've stayed up,
Stored up,
Prayed up,
And paid up,
And become the person I was intended to be.

What I think about
I bring about.
Look out and have no doubt,
When I am committed,
That's when I stand out from mediocrity.

I will let nobody push my buttons.
I will let nobody rain on my parade.

I will go over.
I will go under.
I will go around.
And I will go through any obstacle that comes my way! 

Because I am highly motivated,
Truly dedicated
And extremely successful!