me.

I saw this quote as I was ‘pinteresting’ today. I know very productive of my time..

But as I was browsing through Pinterest I came across “The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw, build and play, and dance and live only as you can.”

I love this. I truly LOVE this. It is so simple. It is so unbelievably true.

This past weekend my mom read a few of these posts, and told me I should write a book. I told her she is biased, which is probably somewhat true, she is my mother after all. But if I look past that, one thing that is for sure. I am the only me. I am the only one that is thinking the exact thoughts going through me. I am the only one that has experienced all that I have experienced.

I think of all that I have experienced at this point in my life. At the ripe age of 25, the amount of tragedy, heartbreak, love, triumphs and failures that I have faced. The challenges that have crushed me, and that I later rose above from. The heartbreaks I experienced that broke me and that I have become a much stronger individual from over coming. And I wonder if I have already had enough experiences that have altered my life at this point, I am sure that I will encounter more, so maybe at some point I WILL have enough to write a book. But until then I will continue to write here and hopefully inspire even just one individual.

My hope in writing is to encourage others to chase their dreams. To learn to accept who they are. To love the person they are now, and the person they are striving to be.

We always have the ability to be our absolute best. It’s not always easy. We do not always stay on task. But if we set goals and work towards them, that’s all we can do. Continue to work towards greatness. To achieve the impossible. Sometimes we may fall off the path. The key is to get back at it. Recognize we have strayed from the path towards our goals and get back on track.

It’s easy to set goals and stick to it in the beginning. It’s hard to get back on track once we have strayed from these goals. I can admit to having a very difficult time getting back on track. In fact I am struggling with this right now. But I have committed to giving myself TWO more days to get back on track and then its 100% back to the grind.

It won’t be easy. But it will be worth it. My goal and I am putting it out there LOUD AND CLEAR for all to hold me accountable, is to lose 2 inches by April 24th off my waist.

I know this is possible because not long ago I lost 3 inches in just 3 short weeks, so to lose 2 in 5.5 is more than possible. All I need to do is commit. So here is my commitment written for all of you to keep me accountable. That is what its all about. Being accountable. That and sticking to the program and that is what I intend to do.

Here is to starting the next chapter to my journey. To overcoming new challenges. Challenges of “plateauing” which resulted in me becoming frustrated and ‘slacking’ not to mention I’ve been sick so I’ve had extra ‘slacking’ ability. If I have overcome the other challenges in my life that I have, then there is no reason I cannot over come this. So Sunday I start the 21-day Fix Extreme, because why not. I know I can crush it. So by April 9th, I will have lost at least 1-inch off my waist. So now I have to meet this goal and not disappoint.

In the meantime, I will relax these next two days mentally preparing myself, and hopefully kick this cold so I can jump in 1000%.

Are you with me? Have you set goals for yourself in the near future? Setting goals keeps you on tack and helps in keeping you accountable. I too can keep you accountable. All you need to do is ASK  and I will be there every step of the way.

Here’s to staying accountable.

XOXO,

this is me.

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