Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring Forward.

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.




  1. Love You George. Excited about your blog. I can partially relate. Right now it's more about insecurity for me. Just started a new job after 14 years. I'm going from being an expert in what I did to relying on my new manager to teach me everything and I'm finding that I can't remember it all right off the bat. I am trying to be confident in my dress... to make up for the insecurity I feel inside. I am thankful for a great new organization and a great new manager.

  2. Every week I read your blog, and every week I can relate even more to the newest entry. I can relate to so many things you mentioned -- food as comfort when I'm stressed, and not getting the exercise I need. I made a vow at the end of last year that I would change my eating habits, and I have -- but I still allow myself "treats" on the weekends, but behave myself through the week. I'm not losing weight quickly, but I'm losing, and that's good. As for positive reinforcement, that is my mantra this year. Too much sadness and depression, and I'm gravitating towards those who are positive and make me feel better about myself and life in general. Joel Osteen has been a huge help to me -- I read his daily messages on Twitter and Facebook, and they help. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts -- we are stronger when we know we're not alone in our daily battles, and we can inspire one another. Thank you, George, you are such a gem. :)

  3. Hang in there , Rhonda. Your not alone. I will be praying that you have a successful transition with your new job. You can do it! Just go with the flow and your intelligence will get you to where you need to be. Love, George

  4. It is nice to know it's not only women who are riddled with insecurities. What would you tell us, George? I think you would say everybody is beautiful no matter what we percieve to be flaws...eye of the beholder and all that stuff. I think you look great and though it never hurts to get in better shape (please ask your MD before starting a program), you really do look great on TV.

  5. I too can relate to your inner demons. Ice cream is at the top of my food groups! It was my worst fear realized when my doctor advised that I must watch my sugar. Thank God they now make reduced-carb ice cream so I can indulge from time-to-time. Then there is that voice of guilt that plays in my head. George, your exercise program is admirable. Eating fresh juices and regular exercise will stop that bad recording in your head in no time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers while you are making these changes.

    Rhonda, New jobs are so stressful. Give yourself a break. It takes a few weeks to start absorbing everything. You will also be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I Love This Blog Post! Although people in life feel like they cannot be themselves, they need the love, spirit, & positive energy it comes from others. Whether its a friend or family member, or someone who is a FASHION ICON on & off QVC, we need to inspire each other to love yourself first. Find something that you enjoy doing, your aura & you matter! You are the biggest Superstar I Know! Now Let Yourself Shine + Share The Love! - Timmy Fenty

  7. Thank you, Timmy. Glad you like the blog. Yes, we need to inspire and support one and other. This is why I started writing this blog. I look forward to your future comments and feedback. Have a wonderful weekend. Your friend, George