Today, I turn 33! Woohoo! Last year just prior to my birthday I shared Making the Good Positive Again because I had been really struggling if I should celebrate my birthday; feeling like I wanted to mourn the challenges I’ve faced as a result of, after a month in the hospital, getting diagnosed with a rare neurological condition (back story here)…. all on my 30th birthday. It’s that post – and primarily your comments, private replies, tweets and more -- that make me confident I need to celebrate even more than ever before!
No joke guys. I mean I sat here in tears, happy ones, reading aloud to my husband so many of your messages. YOU are the ones who told me to be proud of what I’ve accomplished and where I’ve been rather than what I no longer have a result. I don’t know what my deal was, I’m just glad you helped me snap out of it.
Now, 365 days later, I’m excited to be turning 33, to have the opportunity to celebrate my birthday (though making the Jewish holiday Passover start tonight where I can’t eat real birthday cake? Totally cruel!). I have my health crap, seemingly more than others and in ways many others my age can’t relate (talking bladders and nerves here, ya know, the glam stuff! ha) but just three years and a few days ago, I was beyond exhausted with a four-month old and full-time job for someone else and only wished I had the time to create TAGG. If it wasn’t for getting sick…. Keep Reading Reflection, Create Your Destiny
Welcome to the first official post for Feel Fit February, a month focused on helping women feel strong and healthy — and committing to ditching the scale! — in partnership with Vahni and Erika. Today, each of us is sharing our weight/scale issues and where we are now in our lives.
Awhile back I shared with you my life-long struggle with weight (read here, including a few old photos). To briefly recap, since I was 5 or 6 I was always slightly heavier. Post college, my 5’3 frame tipped over at 152 (so painful when the nurse moves the scale from the 100 to 150 mark), and I knew I had to make a change. Number aside, it was a signal that I needed to take better care of me. I joined Weight Watchers, started exercising more regularly (doing a 15 min Pilates video most nights, and gym or running on the weekends), becoming more aware of my eating habits, and voila, I lost about 35 pounds.
Because WW is so focused on the number, it’s been hard for me to move myself away from it for more than a few days. I even get on at night before bed (because it’s in my bathroom; no longer), and why? It’s punishment because no good things are going to come from weighing yourself at 10:30 pm after dinner. The funny thing is, regardless of the number, I don’t change my behavior. For this reason, why weigh myself and make myself feel bad for no good reason? Hence: ditch the scale month! Even if I don’t exercise or change my eating (which I will be doing), I need a healthier mindset when it comes to my body image. Keep Reading Why I’m Ditching The Scale; Join Me?
This Vent Sesh is about the need to supersize everything. First it was food, then televisions (coincidence?), bigger homes, cars, everything.
Right now, in my life, it’s about business. When are we OK with what we have? I remember someone told/warned me when we got engaged that every question will turn to marriage, and then immediately to having a baby. You think you’ve quieted the masses when you have a baby, but no, it’s when are you having another. Clearly it’s not OK to just have one… and that it’s ok to keep asking (psst: it’s not; read this Vent Sesh about stop asking questions).
Lately, the “bigger is better mentality” has translated to work. And, I can’t get it to stop.
Whether you own your own business (including a blog) or work for a company, do you get the sense that there’s always the need to grow? How are your financials? Are you bringing in more business, more clients? More readers? How big is your office? But, what’s this need for more and bigger, as long as you’re making the salary you want and are happy with what you’re doing? I’m trying to soak in this moment, the success we’ve had, yet all other people want is… what’s next, how can this grow?
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