Thursday, March 8, 2012

Never Settle for Less than the BEST!!!



It isn't a big secret that I've been on a mission to regain my health.  It's also well known that I've lost approximately 40lbs.  So as the picture to the left shows, I've slimmed down quite a bit.  I took that picture just this morning, fresh out of bed, in my jammies and that's why I cropped my head out.  I really don't see any reason to scare you poor folks away before you've had the chance to be privy once again to my never ending wisdom. (I'm that conceited, please leave comments telling me so.  I need to be more controversial, I'm told, to get comments.)
But here is a funny thing that is happening lately.  When I tell people I'm not done losing weight, I'm hearing, "You've lost enough, surely, you should be happy with that."

Well, since I never ask permission for anything, and since I really don't care what people think,  I've ignored it and continued on.  It's not like I'm doing anything horribly difficult to lose weight anyway and I would miss this lifestyle now, were I to stop.  My body will know when it's where it's supposed to be weight-wise.  And I am healthier than I've ever been in my entire life!

What I will address is the idea that I should "settle" for what I have rather than strive to be more.  Now, I'm not aiming for skinny.  I'm aiming for ideal.  And why should I settle for less than that?  Isn't the ideal, well, ideal?

My ideal certainly isn't the supermodel, bony white leg of Angelina Jolie at the Oscars( for goodness sake Angie, eat an Oreo!) it's a slender, healthy, fit version of an almost 46 year old grandmother and mother of 4!  I just want to be the best me I can be.  I've found a way to attain that in my physical body and hell yeah I'm going to continue until I'm there.  I don't weigh often, I'm not obsessive, I'm too busy to concern myself too much with all of that. If I'm obsessed with anything it's with wellness, vitality and health.  I want to be able to go from morning to night without feeling tired and worn.  I want to be vibrant and alive and able to laugh and play!  I want to exceed more than succeed!  I want to thrive and be happy every moment of every day!  And I plan on living a long life and I don't have the patience to not be well!

Yes,  I refuse to settle.  In any aspect of my life.  I look around for the best and that is what I go after.  I look for the most fun and that's what I seek.  I am always looking to live my life to the best of my ability and I have to admit, these past few months, regaining my health, have enabled me to do so far beyond my wildest dreams.

I have promised I won't talk business here but I will post my website at the bottom of the screen.  I feel like it wouldn't be responsible not to make what has changed my health and my life from those who want to see what it's about.  I have taken a great deal of satisfaction in helping others to achieve their goals as well.

So there you go, don't settle, live large and be happy!  Life is GOOD.  Be part of the good things in it.  Never settle.  You deserve the best!  The quote below sums it up quite nicely.

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.~Nelson Mandela

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