Thursday, January 10, 2013

One little word.

So I've always admired this thing one of my favorite designers does. Ali Edwards does this "one little word" thing, where each year she chooses a word for the year. I've never tried it.  I've intended to, maybe even selected a word, but never followed through.  This year, I wanted to. I had it in the back of my mind. The night before last, as I was lying awake in bed unable to calm my mind the word just came to me.
My word is PUSH.
I'm going to push myself.
Push to:
Learn more.
Be more.
Make more.
Love more.
To listen.
To admit I'm wrong.
Be more present.
Lose more weight.
Be more active.
Push myself not to get out of my comfort zone but expand that comfort zone to include places like longer trails, and the gym. Because I remember the gym used to be a nice comfortable place for me. I know it can be comfortable.
I will not stop pushing myself this year.
I have a book coming in the mail that is going to help me love ny child within. I will push myself to read this book, and let it change my life.
I will not shame this woman in the picture, by telling her that her accomplishments losing 100 lbs and keeping it off for 3 years were not a waste, but a victory. I will promise her to do it again, but not just to be healthy, to change her life, and kiss this unhealthy way goodbye.

Photo from summer 2001, Catalina Island. My weight then about 160. Size 12.  


Corinne said...

You are an incredible lady, you know that, right? :)
You can do this, all of this! And I can tell you will thrive this year, and that word to focus on? Perfect!

leena! said...

Good idea. I think the thing that makes you beautiful to me is your tenacity.

My word for this year is accept. I want to accept the many changes that are coming my way this year, whether I like them or not. I need to accept my physical limitations that come with my illnesses, but not accept a life without exercise. I wish to always accept me, however I am in that particular moment.

Thanks for the idea. Best of luck with honoring your word!

Jamie said...

Thanks ladies. It means so much to me that you are reading along.