Welcome back everyone! I'm glad you can join me for blog #3.
Spring is just around the corner and after a brutal NYC winter I can feel the changes on a cellular level.
My insecurities begin to creep up, as they always do, right around this time of year. No more hiding behind the many layers of clothing. Winter, in a sense, is my salvation. It allows me to turn away and hide from the flabby arms, belly and tush. The stresses of work, QVC, and the daily grind force me to reach for my guilty pleasures, my comfort foods. Haagen Dazs' Coffee ice cream is my drug of choice and Pizza from Joe's down in the village is my second pick. However, quite often they both go hand in hand; pizza for dinner and then back to my apt for a little R&R - just me, my pint of Haagen Daz and Entertainment Tonight.
Just when I'm about to take that last spoonful of ice cream out comes the baseball bat (the inner critic). Its time to beat myself up. Here we go again. Another pity party and I'm the star attraction. Why can't I be stronger, damn it?! If I just ate the mixed berry salad in the fridge instead of a pint of ice cream, but nooooo George needs his fix, he's stressed out. Can anyone relate? Please tell me I'm not the only one.
I decided this year is going to be different and, although I'm gonna run into some setbacks, I am determined to push forward and face my inner demons. Mano y Mano. So, I joined a gym, got a trainer and started to hit the weights and cardio machines. Two times a week for 30 minutes. Yes, that's all the gym I can handle, but it's a start. Baby steps is the name of the game. Most importantly, I feel invigorated when I leave (getting there is a different story!) - after a workout I'm overcome with the sense that I can accomplish anything. I've also ditched the synthetic vitamins which, by the way, do more harm to the body than good, and opted for fresh pressed juices instead.
I want to encourage all of you to join me and lets kick some inner critic butt!!! Whatta ya say???
Last week we talked about feeling invisible...screw that! Its about time we start feeling INVINCIBLE. Let's take life by the horns and create the life we want to live. Because damn it, we DESERVE IT!!!! Let's support each other with positive energy and prayer, Simonton Say's.
Till next time.