Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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!