Normally I write my blog about marketing, which makes perfect sense seeing as my business is Start From Scratch, back to basic marketing. Being a business owner for the past few years, my life is consumed with owning, running, building, and managing my business. But as of late, I have been thinking about how much of myself I have lost.
Last year, in the spring and summer, I enjoyed mountain biking and hiking and this year, my mountain bike hangs in the basement with cob webs around it and I'm not even sure where my hiking boots are.
I've also pulled out my fall clothes and much to my disappointment, everything is snug (a very nice word for "I had to lay down to zip up my jeans). This comes as
somewhat of a surprise to me because when I am six miles from a mirror,
caffeinated, running from task to task, I tell myself I am 24 years old, look
great in jeans and have an unending amount of energy. But then reality strikes
as I pull on my jeans that I am 47, tired, not exercising, my skin is dry and
I'm knee-deep in menopause. Reality bites!
So then a thought occurred. One of the women in Fresh Connections, networking group for women, owns Inward Health and she had recently asked for some marketing help with a project. We worked on her project and I got to spend time with her and learned how passionate she is about her work and she truly lives what she teaches. So as a half commitment, I emailed her asking for help. She immediately got back to me and I explained what I've been feeling and we set up a meeting.
First steps are always hard but not impossible. We met today and my "Fatness to Fitness and Health" journey has begun with a structured eating plan, exercise regimen and help with overall health and fitness.
I left our meeting feeling better about myself. I have let life become my excuse for not taking care of myself. I know, well sort of, what needs to be done and how to go about it but sometimes when you talk to someone about it, makes it real.
So even though life doesn't offer any "do-over" buttons, or cntrl-alt-deletes sequences, there is a new day, every day and today, my new day started with a structured plan on becoming healthy and happy with myself again.
Not only will I be answering to Laura regularly, I will also be blogging about my experience to help keep me on track and "honest". I am headed to the grocery store and going to actually spend time in the produce aisle instead of running though it to get to the energy drinks.
Until next time....
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