Journey to Change – July 15 Journal Entry

Journey to Change – July 15 Journal Entry

Journey to Change – no plan, no pill, no program – just better choices and determined commitment.

Day One – July 15, 206

I’ve done this before – jumped up one morning and made the declaration to the mirror that now was the time. I have even started the day with a green smoothie, spent time in mediation and stretching, and moved every hour (either in some type of exercise or in cleaning – which is the more intense form of exercise on the planet in my personal opinion).

This morning, on the #GrowingHOPE broadcast, I was sharing how to dismiss distress and I commented that my weight could easily cause me to get tangled in distress.

Why?

The “why” of my current circumstances is simple. I have made choices that did little to benefit me on this journey. I made some good choices and some better choices, but I have made even more choices of being settled.

I have mentioned before that several years back, after my second son was born, that I discovered the path to weight freedom. I took that path – dancing and shouting for joy along the way and trying desperately to get everyone I knew to join me.

Getting pregnant with my third son provided me with the perfect excuse to veer from this successful path – because THEY told me to. I took the excuse and I should also say that the excuse took hold of me.

When I made that declaration about distress and my weight, it hit me. IT IS MY CHOICE. I know that I have said it is my choice so many times that I should have it tattooed somewhere – but this was that moment when I realized that I have to change my choices to change my circumstances.

Journey to change day one

(Confession moment: I almost didn’t include the image with this post because I HATE seeing myself and I definitely don’t want YOU to see me. But I am going to be raw and real and exposed as I can be on this journey and this image is a huge step in that direction for me)

Over the next 8 weeks (because September 10th is my family reunion and it seems like a good target), I will share with you my purposeful choices – because I know that sharing holds my feet to the fire and pushes me to do more. I will focus on four areas – because I know that my weight is about more than the food I put in my mouth.

Moving, learning, fuel, and engagement.

Moving: 8:30 am – 1.5 mile walk around upper field; 1:30 pm – 30 min swim with youngest (turns out I can’t swim like a fish anymore – YET); 5:30 pm – 15 min walk (around ¼ mile)

Learning: 8:30 am – 30 min of meditation on purpose vision

Fuel: 9:00 am – lemon/apple cider vinegar water (28 oz) – waiting for grow to eat. 10:30 am – finally getting hungry while fixing lunch for FIL. Had 1 cup of leftover chicken and rice and ¼ cup tuna salad and ½ cup pita chips. Combating sweet craving by diving back into digital work; 2:30 pm – 1 ½ slices pepperoni pizza and ½ cup chips. 9:00 pm – 2 cups popcorn, 1 cup Cripix cereal with milk. 11:00 pm, one Tootsie Pop.

Engagement: Visited with Stephen on Blab. Shared on Facebook and engaged a couple of folks. Worked on piece for Blue Ridge Writers (I want to speak there). Visited with some folks at the cub scout day camp.

I stumbled a little with the late night eating, but I feel like I accomplished a lot in the day.

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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