Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Writer's Workshop

Mama's Losin' It

Writer's Workshop is brought to you by Mama Kat from Mama's Losin It.

The prompt I'm choosing to write about is:
What is the joy in your current moment?

I think the thing that is bringing me joy in this moment, is the fact that I'm finally starting to get my life in order.  It's been a *very* long time coming, and I was pretty much in shambles.  I've come leaps and bounds in the last year, but in the last three months I've accelerated in such a good way.  For years now I've been trying to get my budget and my weight under control.  I've struggled with both for so long I was really stuck in a rut.  This year though, I started at New Years, and I stuck to it.  I went to the bank and had them help me balance my checkbook and start a register.  I read Jillian's book "Master Your Metabolism" and I overhauled my diet.  (Diet here meaning the food I eat on a daily basis, not something I am "on" to lose weight.)  After my Olympic trip I had have a slip up on both, and I had a mess again.  BUT, I picked myself up, went back to the bank, back to the grocery store, and started again.  I've been making a conscience effort to exercise every day as well, and I've been pretty well sticking to it.  I guess I'm just happy that I've finally seemed to find my inner strength to get things done.  And I don't think that the correlation between my health and my finances is a coincidence.  Actually, last week's Biggest Loser talked about that, and I had a total epiphany, lol.  I was like, "OMG!  No WONDER!"  Makes total sense. They both require attention, dedication, and perseverance, and all I was doing previously was neglecting them.  Because it was easier.  Well I'm not about taking the easy road anymore.  I'm taking control and I couldn't be happier!

1 comment:

Travis said...

Love the new layout, and yeah, I've noticed that as I lose weight, I'm able to control spending a little bit more.

Maybe the Biggest Loser needs its own religion?

If Jillian is Jesus though, I'm out. I'm smooooooooooooooooooth out.