Monday, August 18, 2014

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Day #1
Don't be a chicken....Be open about your goals!

I know it can be a little intimidating and sometimes downright embarrassing to be open and honest about your goals especially if they include losing weight.

But, you not only need to be honest with yourself about where you are starting from and where you want to go, but you definitely need to communicate with a medical professional before starting a new workout regime, diet, or weight loss endeavor.

Also, be mindful that not everything you read, try, or hear is going to help you achieve your goals. Everyone is different.

However, everyone is capable of achieving their goals, if you don't lose focus; don't give up; don't get discouraged, and most importantly, never stop trying!

So, no matter where you are starting matter where you want to go......There are lots of ways to get there; just find the plan that works for you! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

60 Days!

I'm excited to announce I will be posting for a straight 60 days on my Facebook page- In Shape Forever! I invite you to like my page and follow along for some inspiration, motivation, recipes, blog posts, and most importantly sharing! I am not asking you to do anything you don't want to do, so contribute as much as you like, or just sit back and soak it all in!  Whether you want to take baby steps, or you want to hit the ground running on your quest to be In Shape Forever....there will be something for everyone. Feel free to contact me if there is anything in particular you would like to see! Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Letting Go of Control Does Not Equal Out-of-Control!

I find it amazing how much I've changed over the past few years. Some changes have been great, others not so great, some have been by planned and executed perfectly while others....well, not so much.

I went from not really controlling or feeling the need to control anything and just going with the flow to the exact opposite. Not only wanting, but feeling the need to control all aspects of my life and the others around me.

It's not really a great feeling, and I much rather want to feel calm. That's not to say that I won't stand up for myself and fight for what is right, but it does mean that by not controlling everything, I can regain my life back.

I can be happy to plan out events, but then also be happy when events don't go as planned.

I can be happy to let go of control and put that in God's hands, and be happy with the end result.

I can understand that letting go of control does NOT mean that I'm out-of-control and that makes me VERY happy :) 

How do you balance your wanting/needing control and not letting it consume your life? ......Just let it go.....and enjoy your life ;)