Monday, November 9, 2009

"Open up and give it all you've got!"

What a great quote! It really doesn't matter what you're doing ... fitness, work, relationships, new challenges of any sort ... if you're gonna do it ... do it right and give it all you've got.

It's easy to approach things in life half-hearted. It doesn't require too much commitment. It's much easier to give up that way.

But commit to something (or someone) fully and with no compromises, and the very best of life is yours to take.

So don't hold back. Live life to its fullest. If you really want something, go for it. Don't let the naysayers (and there are many), deter you from pursuing your dreams.
It's only taken 7 months, but I've finally accepted that I have made a lot of progress ... I am accomplishing my goals ... despite the lack of pounds lost or whatever. I wore a pair of pants I bought a while ago (my first non-comfort fit pants from Reitmans - although they're a 15). When I bought them, they were very tight ... today they're comfortable. It's like all of a sudden people are noticing and commenting on my progress. And it feels great! So Barry and Jen convinced me to buy this hat ... isn't it cute! and then I was in Danier Leather with another girlfriend and found THE most amazing scarf! It's nothing fancy ... red, just like my hat ... but THE softest wool I've ever felt ... I'm not sure if it felt more like butter or silk.

We have a fabulous day yesterday (Sunday) at the Royal Winter Fair. Barry did his photojournal yesterday.

We have so much going on until the end of the year (can't believe I'm saying that) between hosting jewellery parties (BTW ... my sister and her daughter make THE most beautiful jewellery, hand-crafted, one of a kind ... attached is the link to their website .. Beauty by the Bead ), hosting our own Christmas party, baking day with Jen, a family Meet and Greet with my brother-in-law's future in-laws, oh yeah, putting up the tree, decorating the house ... and the list goes on. (this is one of my sister's creations and trust me, it doesn't do it just AT ALL)

But with all things ... I do it with passion and pride ... I've always been an "all or nothing" kind of gal ... some don't understand ... but that's when I feel the most alive. My mentor used to describe me as all peaks and valleys and that I should round out the peaks and shore up the valleys. I tried that. It didn't work for me. I became someone else. One of my favourite blogs that I follow is Pursuit of Something Real. A recent post dealt with just that issue.

I'm almost 45. Why would I want to be somebody other than who I really am? Why would anyone. We just need to accept each other for who we are ... weird, wonderful, unique, exciting ... people that we are.

So go for it! And always be true to yourself.

Oh yeah, for those who don't know my crazy husband ....

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your sweet comment to me on Barry's blog a while back. :)
    It looks like we are going through a similar struggle with weight. I can tell, however, you are really making progress, which is uplifting for me to see! Sometimes I try so hard and then it seems so hopeless when there are no results. :(
    And obviously its hard to get motivated when you have people spreading negatvity around you all the time (I'm not sure if Barry told you about my parents...they love to rub in the fact I've gained 20 pounds in less than a year). Sigh.
    I was glad to see on Barry's blog that you had a good weekend at the fair. I love that pic of you in the red hat. Your sister's jewelry looks really pretty. I will definitely have to check it out.
    I hope you're having a good week, Sandy!