I found this quote today and I love it:

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.


Here are some other quotes that I have found helpful today as well:
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

I see a lot of struggling on the nets these days, and I am no exception. Is it the winter doldrums? The weakening economy? The Post Holiday blues? Is it all of them put together? I don’t know, but I do know that falling back into old, destructive habits when we are faced with adversity is not the way to move forward. In the last year, I became a different person. I got my act together and made moves that would be conducive to change, and change I did. I lost weight, but more importantly I gained confidence and self esteem. That feeling is addictive. I want to hang on to that feeling.

I did okay over the weekend – not great, but okay. Friday night I had two pieces of pizza and a small slice of cake. Saturday was spent running around, and I even made an attempt to go run at the rec center, but the childcare room is closed on the weekends (I didn’t find that out until we got there) and Saturday night I had 3 extra kids in addition to my 3 for a sleepover. Needless to say, I was tired and sluggish all day yesterday. And that is what fueled my “I need something to eat” feeling that lasted until about 2pm. I finally turned off the tv and took a nap, which did make me feel better and more in control. I didn’t eat anything else until dinner that night and then I only ate a small portion because I just wasn’t all that hungry. I didn’t work out at all over the weekend and that makes me mad at myself because this weekend was gorgeous, if a bit windy, and I missed a lot of good running opportunities. But there will be more gorgeous days ahead and I just have to remember that, like the quote above says, there is power in change. We’ve all heard that knowledge is power, and that is true, but taking that knowledge and acting on it is where the magic begins. THAT is how we turn things around. So I am continuing to turn my own tide and today I have a great healthy lunch packed and I have the 30DS to look forward to tonight…

And speaking of the Shred – I got in 4 workouts last week (Sun, Mon, Tues, and Thurs). I really wanted to get in at least 5 workouts but I didn’t so I guess that’s something to push for this week. How well did you all do with it? Did you find that it got easier the more you did it? Let me know what you guys thought of it.

So this week, try to get in at least 3 Shred workouts again, okay? I know you can do it!! I’m also going to focus on NOT slipping back into old habits, and doing things that will lead to change. MizFit has a great post today about getting out of our comfort zones (or ruts if you will), go check her out if you haven’t already. Have a great week gang!