Thursday, April 14, 2011

Two Weeks Until My Birthday Goal: What the Hell Was I Thinking?

In two weeks I'll be 40. I’m happy about that. Seriously. I feel good about my first 40 years and I’m excited about making the next 40 even better.

I’m so happy that 3 & ½ months ago I posted this picture on my blog and said I would rock a bikini on my birthday. Gasp! What the hell was I thinking?

Clearly, I was still drinking beer at that point. Ahem.

Actually, I can tell you what I was thinking. I was motivated to change my life; to reach a goal that I’ve always wanted to achieve but have yet to stay committed to. Husband suggested that I share it on my blog to hold myself accountable and to hopefully inspire someone else to go for their goals, too. I’d like to believe that both of those things are happening.

What am I thinking now?

That this was the dumbest thing I’ve ever done. Then I think I am going to crush this goal and be fabulous in a bikini. Then I switch back to what if it doesn’t happen. Then I normally end up thinking I feel great, I’m getting healthier and I absolutely can and will do this. I make sure to end my conversation with myself (What? You mean you don’t talk to yourself?) on a positive note, because if I don’t believe it can happen, it won’t.

So much of being successful relies on your thoughts. It’s OK to have doubts, everyone does, just don’t ever let them take over.

I'm off to go workout. I've got a goal I need to CRUSH ...

Winks & Smiles,

10 comments:

Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food said...

Believe in yourself you are going to do awesome! :)

Marlene said...

ALL positive ALL the way! I believe in you!!!

The Broke Socialite said...

I look forward to seeing the "AFTER" photo because you SO have this in the bag!

Deanna @ The Unnatural Mother said...

You are inspiring that's for damn sure...and you will crush this goal!! You are already fabulous so if you reach your goal at 40, 41, 42,43,44,45....as long as you get there, it doesn't matter when it happens!!

jen said...

I am so inspired by you!! You will totally rock that bikini!! I am going to look into the clean eating diet (I have a Tosca book) and try and implement more clean eating in my life!

I CANNOT wait to hug you in real life!!!!


much love and big hugs!

Krystyn said...

You can do it..and rock it!

And, maybe I'll join you. My 30th is Saturday and I ordered a bikini to review..maybe we can post our pictures the same day:)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

you have been making consistent great progress, so I think you'll do great!

Michelle said...

I have no doubt you'll reach your goal!

Execumama said...

You're so close already, Lorraine! Plus you're inspiring so many of us to set our own wellness goals (present commenter included!), and we appreciate you for that! Keep it going, mama--you're this|close.

Patty @ A Day in My NYC said...

You are totally going to rock this goal! You can do it! :)

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