Monday, November 22, 2010

It's About That Time

It's time to rebuilding. Renewal. Strength. Energy. It's time to stand up in the face of adverse times and say that "I am worth it!" It is time to let the sun set on this phase of my life and walk into the next chapter. I don't need to wait until January 1st. TRUE change happens now.

I know that it is difficult---trust me I know. Our lives are about so much more than the foods we eat or about the clothes we wear. My soul is being pulled in a direction that scares me sometimes, but I am finally learning to face fear (REAL FEAR) and just go for it. If I fall---I fall, but I will be damned--I'm gonna try.

I recieved the most wonderful email this morning. It was hidden in my box somehow and it just lit my heart up (you know who you are) and it reminded me of the interconnectedness of us all. How intertwined we are with others. It's a beautiful thing.

Speaking of connection...I know that I mentioned a while ago that I was studying for my Certified Personal Training cert. Well, I am and I take my exam at the end of January. Once completed...rather than start an on-line personal training site for pay, initally I will work with 2 women at a time and train them (by distance) for free. It's something that has been on my heart for soooooooooooo long. I know the despair that comes with being overweight and being "into" unhealthy foods and the hopelessness of not being able to control it. So, my gift back to the universe and the lovely loyal readers of my sporadic blog, will be to hold a Contest and to choose two women at a time (maybe 3) to participate. Thoughts? Am I crazy? Everyone keeps telling to make MONEY MONEY MONEY. And although, I am dead broke, I dont' want to charge for that service just yet....I truly don't.

Drumroll please........... I successfully completed my Master's Thesis and defended it at the prestigious Penn State University!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took me 5 years and although I thought it would NEVER get done....here I stand ready to walk about the stage. I have never been more proud of myself.
 I am standing at the foot of my own sunrise. Are you ready to stand at the foot of yours?


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Most Important


More important than the degree to which your food is cooked...is the state in which your food originated.

I have been researching and reading and interviewing older women who are fit and fabulous. There is a common theme---whole plant based foods.

This year 2010 has been insane for me. I fell into a deep depression as a result of Kennedy's brain surgery. All I wanted was to be alone with vegan ice cream and fries. I withdrew from the world. But, here I stand. Ready to rebuild.

So, I am starting slowly by walking and I have cleaned up my diet (cept for the occasional GF cupcakes) and wanted you all to share in my journey.

So, if anyone has had a hellova year and is ready to start rebuilding one square at a time...feel free to join me. I would love the company.

Oh yea, I will defend my Master's research thesis tomorrow to my committee. It is the first thing I got in order in my life. Wish me luck!

I love you.


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