My thoughts on April 11

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Don't dream it, be it. 
- Rocky Horror Picture Show

Today marks my 2nd anniversary as a Lifetime member of Weight Watchers. It's pretty amazing to me to see how far I have come. To think that about 3 years ago I was overweight and unhappy with my body and had terrible eating habits. I took very little care of myself and didn't stop to think about what I was putting into my body. I found little pleasure in exercise and did it only because I felt like I had to. 

I am so proud of all of the ways I have changed my life since then and it has been an ever-changing, sometimes challenging journey. I am grateful to WW for helping me to turn my life around. WW has given me the tools to help change my eating and build better habits. Because of the program I have made some amazing friends and leading meetings each week provides me with such an amazing opportunity to help other people to reach their goals. I have discovered activities that I love like yoga and belly dancing. If I hadn't changed my eating, I wouldn't be in the position I am now to work towards healing my body/Crohn's Disease through this immense change in diet that I am undergoing. WW also uncovered my passion for food and cooking. I'm even thinking of taking some nutrition classes in the fall and seeing where that takes me. 

I thank all of you who have been a part of my journey and I look forward to celebrating many more Lifetime anniversaries in the years to come. We are all capable of many things; sometimes we just need to push ourselves and see what we can come up with. Just as I told my members this morning - if I can do it, you can do it. 

The beginner's humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step. 
-Julia Cameron


39 To Go! said...

Congrats on two years of success and personal growth!

Becca55 said...

This is great, Congratulations on all your success and many more to come!!

Linz said...

I am so very proud of you!

I also think the nutrition classes are a great step forward! YAY!

Ashley Gibson said...

Thanks ladies :)

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