Monday, July 25, 2011

A Transition

Remember the 'jerk' I talked about quite some time ago?  How he just wasn't fitting well into my life?  I let him go...finally.  It's time to start my new life.

I made a promise to myself a little over a year ago that is was time to let the jerk go.   It was time to follow my passion and most of all, it was time to let go of what I thought was best for me versus what I know is right for me.

On Friday, I left my safe job and an industry I'd worked in for over ten years to really start focusing on what makes me happy. I humbled myself enough to realize that I am not a career woman trying to make my way up the corporate ladder.  Never was, never want to be.  I am a woman who wants to make a difference in people's lives. I'm family and fitness first. 

Thanks to some honest advice from a friend and encouragement from my husband, I decided to pursue a job that makes me happy.  I am a runner and a mother.  I am passionate about running and fitness is what make my heart spin.  Being with my family makes me happy.   By setting some very definitive goals and following my heart, I found a place that that is a perfect match that aligns with my priorities.

So I'll be swapping my dress pants and fancy shoes for sweats and running shoes to work for the store that got me started with running and allowed me to be a coach to other runners for the past year.  How cool and how exciting! 

More time at home during the week gives me the ability to take my son to school and to have special lunches with him from time to time.  Focused quiet time at home allows me to work harder than ever with my independent Beachbody business.

Our lives have a purpose.  All of us.  There is a reason for each of us to be on this Earth.  It took a conscious introspective look at what life wants from me rather than what I want from life.  I believe I have a gift to give and how dare I not follow through on that!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Are You Uncomfortable?

When is the last time you got uncomfortable?  I don't mean sleeping on a hard sofa uncomfortable.  I mean stepping out of your safety comfort zone uncomfortable.

When is the last time you challenged yourself?  Went beyond your limits?  Took a risk?

For the majority of us, I would imagine that answer to range from "quite a while to almost never". 

Getting uncomfortable, whether it be physical or mental is a scary thing.  It's difficult to challenge ourselves when living every day in the status quo provides comfort and safety.  But what happens when we wake up one day and realize the status quo just isn't working for us anymore.  What if we realize our life is worthy of so much more?

If you're experiencing these feelings, then it's time to get uncomfortable!

We all have our definitions of what this means.  Signing up to run a 5K might be a walk in the park for some and for others, it may require a complete lifestyle change to make it happen. 

Perhaps you have dreams to start your own business or to make a career change.  What is stopping you?  What steps do you have to take to make it happen?  What level of comfort would you be willing to give up to follow your heart?

Are you tired of being tired?  Are you discouraged by not having the motivation to get back into shape?  The time is now to stop hoping, wishing, and wanting.  It's time to commit to making it happen and to get uncomfortable.  Excuses are choices and the only thing that is truly stopping you is you.

Change is uncomfortable.  But until we are willing to go to a place that makes us nervous, out of breath, gives us a little anxiety, then change cannot take place.

Change is a process and it starts with discomfort.  Losing weight, a career change or accomplishing a goal never happens in an instant.  The journey to a successful change takes time, patience and the belief in yourself that you can make it happen.

What do you want to change? Are you willing to get uncomfortable?
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