Fairy tales often include magic, charms… and a heroine who overcomes obstacles…. Alice in Wonderland is no different.
“It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then – Alice in Wonderland.
“Every adventure requires a first step” Cheshire Cat.
A year ago when I got off my couch from what seemed like a year of hard knocks I had to face the truth that I had “let myself go”. A trip to the bathroom scale revealed 226LBS. and I had to come to terms with the cold hard truth that, given our family history of diabetes, heart disease, kidney diseases, arthritis etc. and my personal battle with hypothyroidism, scoliosis, a bad knee etc… that this was not a healthy place for me!
I wanted to be healthy! The definition of insanity is to continue to do the same things and expect different results so I pull up my big girl panties – literally – and called a personal trainer. My goal was to get stronger! To find the STRENGTH OVER ALL RESISTANCE (S.O.A.R) and get myself strong and fit and healthy. My first scale goal was to get under 200lbs… What a journey…. 2019 was going to be the year I do this and God knows the way my metabolism is set up, I expected it to take that long.
June – Half way through the year and I am reflecting on the past 6 months. What a work in progress my life is. I had no idea when I chose SOAR as my word of the year that the sense of humor of the most high would keep me SORE – every dang day! But the work. Oh yes the work…
Visited Vermont, got my girls settled in their new home and spent time in a beautiful bookstore soaking up the energy of books.
Visited NY, spent time with family and Meditated on the rooftop of a Manhattan high-rise overlooking a the bridge at sunrise.
Crossed the border and spent an afternoon by myself in an entirely different county in a city with a different language.
Pet a pit bull – True story
Ran a 5K and did my personal best time coming in under 50 minutes.
Visited and soaked up the energy of sacred land – Shangri La
Tried Crossfit – one word: brutal.
Socially, I’ve spent time with some beautiful women I love and admire, catching up. Physically, I’ve worked harder this month on strength training and fitness than I have ever done. Nutritionally, I have been extremely holistic in the what I’ve put in my body, no meat, no fried foods, very little processed carbs, very little processed sugar and no very little alcohol (but I did have a drink with Shellena for her birthday) Emotionally, I’ve had some extreme highs and lows. Panic, Fear, Rage, Hurt, Joy, Bliss, Oneness and lots of time spent checking myself and reevaluating. Spiritually, I have grown more this last month than every before. I’ve reaffirmed my worth. Got to my absolutes and found my truth again. I laugh at myself for the insignificant things I’ve let bother me, took to heart and made a big deal about. Life is too short to be small. I’m a big girl… who just reached ONEDERLAND!
Next 6 months… BRING IT ON.