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Who Are You?

How often do you really take time to self-reflect and figure out who you really are and what you really want out of this life? We all do those mirror checks where we critique the outside and find all our perceived flaws, but what about the inside? Who we thought we were or what we thought we wanted changes overtime, as we age, gain experience and go through life’s ups and downs.

I am pushing 50 sooner than I would like, and my body aches remind me at every opportunity. However, so many people tell me that by the time you do get to 50 you really know yourself and the opinions of other people just do not matter as much. Hopefully, that is true. To help that along, I have taken to meditating a lot, practicing beginners’ yoga and leaning into manifestation more than ever before. My goal right now is to really listen to my inner voice more, learn what I want and stop leaning towards what everyone else wants more than my own needs. As women, we tend to do that more often than we should.

What we wanted and who we were in our young adulthood may have drastically changed over time, I know I have. The super shy, insecure girl is still there inside, but now she has so much life experience that she has evolved into several shades of her former self. Being in tune with those changes will help guide me on the right path for my future.

Today I challenge you to just take some time, despite your crazy schedule, and just look inside. Start assessing who the woman you are today is and what you want out of this crazy thing called life.

Woman Meditating, Relaxing In Yoga Pose At Sunset, Zen Meditatio

Time For A Change

For weeks now I have battled with the fact that I need to make some major changes in my health. How often is it we know what we need to do, but we just keep procrastinating on doing the things? We have aches and pains that we know could be alleviated if we did the work. We have trouble finding clothes we like in our budgets. Some of us are lacking the necessary confidence we should have.

You are definitely not alone. There are so many of us out there who know what we need to do to be happier with the body we are in and the ability to move it like we want. Remember when getting off the couch was not a chore? Walking up a flight of stairs didn’t always take our breath away now did it? Heck there was a time when strutting around in heels did not hurt my knees, what about you?

We make excuses. I’ll start next week. It doesn’t matter, I never stick to it anyway. It’s too hard. I’m just too old now. Whatever the excuse, don’t you think you are worth it? Worth having more energy, confidence and better health?

I started making changes recently and my scale is already reflecting those changes. So in order to make sure I don’t give up this time, I’m going to bring people along for the journey so to speak. I am adding an extra section to my current blog that will include the high points as well as the stumbling blocks along the way. My hope is that it may just encourage someone to join me in going after the goals they hope to achieve or perhaps just cheer me from the couch! Either one works!IMG_7495