The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: One Small Step…One BIG Difference

Quotes of the Day:

“Make the most of yourself…for that is all there is of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!” ~Sarah Dessen

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ~Aldous Huxley

The Single Woman Says:

October 1st!

It’s a new beginning, a fresh start, a blank slate! I just love the first day of a new month. It feels so ripe with potential and possibility and hope. No matter what happened the month before, we get a do-over! And do-overs are hard to come by in life.

I don’t know about you, but I am always striving to be a better version of myself, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. As a result of my recent effort to be healthier, I have embarked on a month-long adventure with Jenny Craig to get in better shape and learn discipline in my eating habits. I posted something about this on Facebook the other day and it seemed like some people just didn’t quite get it – like they almost had an issue with me trying to lose a few pounds. In a way I understand the criticism. I’m a lucky person in that I’ve never had major struggles with my weight. But the thing is, when I turned 30, my metabolism screeched to a halt. My bad habits of eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted just don’t fly anymore. It’s time for a new plan…because after all, we’re here to grow and evolve and to change…and if I can’t even be disciplined enough to change my eating habits, how am I going to be effective in implementing change in other areas of my life?

Enter Jenny. I’ve been on the program for a few days now and I’m feeling great! The food is good and I don’t feel deprived at all. And outside of the desire to lose a few pounds and fit back into my skinny jeans…I’m feeling really awesome about being disciplined enough to stick to the program and not cheat! That’s the thing about life – no matter how “arrived” we are or how fabulous our lives are or how great we have it – there is always, always room for growth, for change, for improvement. Our lives should be a constant work in progress; a construction site rather than a completed project. As Usher says, we either evolve or we evaporate. So whatever the goal is in your life; losing a few pounds or getting a better job or traveling around the world – take one tiny step in that direction today. Ignore the naysayers and the doubters and TAKE YOUR STEP! Decide you are going to make the most of this life you have been given and let nothing stand in your way. The discipline you learn through attaining the little things and achieving the little goals is preparing you for the bigger things and the bigger goals. Every great change and great movement starts with one person who is willing to take one small step outside their comfort zone and into a new life.

 

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