Transformation Tuesday! Today is the day! Today is YOUR day to start something NEW! YOUR day to start a TRANSFORMATION!! Yes, REALLY! Where to start? Well, first make a list of the areas in your life that you are discouraged by and weighed down by. Physically, mentally, spiritually. Now, choose ONE. Something that you could change for good, something that you may have committed to before and tried to change before. THIS time you ARE going to make that change!
Maybe repairing a relationship, un-cluttering your house, shedding those unwanted pounds, reviving your prayer life…whatever it is for you, you can start right now! And I am going to start a transformation of my own along with you! Every Tuesday I am going to be taking you through my Transformation Journey, step by step. And I hope you will share your story with me, too!
My first Transformation journey will start now, September 11, 2012 and go through December 31, 2012. Your journey may not be at all the same as mine, but I hope that I can encourage you with my story and if I can help, encourage or pray for you on your journey, PLEASE let me know.
So, what is MY first Transformation? Well, I am the very proud Mommy of three wonderfully crazy little boys. Three big blessings! But with each pregnancy I have kept on more weight that I wanted. My youngest is now almost two years old and I am pretty sure when my “baby” is that old…it’s not pregnancy weight I am carrying anymore, I have to come out and call it what it is…plain old fat! I know that many of us women struggle with that, whether it’s an extra 10 or an extra 100 pounds. I often think, “I have nothing to wear!” But really it’s, “I am not comfortable in anything hanging in my closet.” My Transformation Project to be completed by the end of this year is to lose 10 pounds and keep it off this time. No more yo-yo effect!
This week’s project is to start by changing our thinking…when you thought about making your change did you think, “MAYBE?” Or did you think “I WILL” If you think that you could MAYBE make a change…then it’s not going to happen! Think and say, OUT LOUD, “I WILL” make a change! Remove the negative, it just pulls us down and drowns us, defeats us.
Today, I will start by knowing that my Transformation WILL happen by my goal of December 31, 2012. No sense in waiting until the New Year, who ever really keeps their resolutions anyway??
But just saying “I WILL” isn’t good enough, you also need a WHY? Write it down and put it where you can see it everyday. If there is no reason why, then, again, it won’t happen! My WHY is to be a healthy example for my family and others.
As my goal is weight loss, my first step this week is no mindless eating in the evening. Does anyone else do that? Somehow that has become a comfort to me, but I ALWAYS regret it the next morning. What I think will relieve stress actually causes me more! So here is my first before picture. Instead of watching the numbers on the scale, once a week I will put on my goal pants. Watching the scale can be stressful and discouraging, so get yourself some goal pants, too. Maybe ones you used to fit it or pants you have never fit in, but want to now. I had to do a dance to get these things on and had to peel them off afterwards!
Start with me TODAY!! Think “I WILL,” make that change, determine your first step, write down your why! And share your story with me and others! Telling people will get you more motivated! Next week I will share some of the tools that will help me on my journey!