By slowly and steadily making those small decisions towards a healthier lifestyle you build momentum and achieve your goals.
Wellness Tip of the Day: Love yourself enough to take care of you—body, mind, and spirit—which gives you the physical and spiritual capital to give to others.
My blog is moving to my new website LoveYourWaySlim.com. For the next month, I will post both here and there. To keep following my posts after January 15, you will need to follow my new blog. I look forward to continuing the journey with you!
That was me lining up my thoughts and beliefs with my actions and desires, and saying a big “Yes!” to the future I envisioned.
Since then, I have not only published a wellness tip and a blog six days a week, but I have interacted with you fabulous readers, read some amazing writing on others’ blogs, been inspired and hopefully given inspiration—maybe even to you.
I also successfully dealt with my own wellness challenges—including a major surgery—improved my nutrition, and have maintained my weight and fitness level.
In addition, I completed my coaching certifications and my business has taken off—I’ve even hired a business coach to help me with it. I’m super excited about the changes I have coming as a result, including a new website, coaching programs, e-book, beach-side Love Your Way Slim retreat, and much, much more!
More importantly, I love my life—and the people in it—more than I ever dreamed possible!
My intention with this blog has been—and will remain—to inspire and provide value to you fabulous readers. Each blog is an expression of how much I appreciate your time, your energy, where you are in life and on your wellness journey, our connection, and Who you are as a person.
Thank you for all the follows, likes, awards, support, and comments. They have all been felt and appreciated. And the greatest honor of all has been your letting me know when a blog has moved or inspired you.
And I especially want to thank all you readers who have been with me from those early days. Knowing you were reading and cheering me on made all the difference in the world. Much love and appreciation to each of you.
Here’s to the changes and growth we will all experience together in the coming year. I look forward to connecting more deeply with you as we share our personal wellness journeys.
Together we can do it!
PS Just for fun, here is my first post. I’ve come a long way, baby!
Posted on September 3, 2011
Wellness Tip of the Weekend: Have faith in your ability to make the decisions that will create optimal health—and then follow through with them.
Every moment of every day we are creating our life. Each decision will either hold us in place or move us towards the person we want to become. If you want to be fit, strong, and lean, then consistently make the decisions that someone who is fit, strong, and lean would make.
Each successful decision, each pound lost–each tiny sign of progress–is like the scenery passing by on a car trip. It is the landmark on the map showing you that you are moving towards the person you want to be. Celebrate those signs, no matter how small! It means you are succeeding!
Together we can do it!
The night before my surgery last week, I received a message from Sparky Laurie that she had nominated my blog for the Liebster Award.
Liebster is an award given to blogs that have less than 200 followers and deserve more recognition and encouragement. While I was thrilled—and immediately told Sparky Laurie so—it’s taken me a little time to pull together the requirements for this wonderful gift.
Here are some guidelines in giving or receiving the award:
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
- Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
- Copy & Paste the award to your blog.
- Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award.
- Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog.
And I truly love her blog. Her gift is finding mystery in the mundane, and her writing shows we can never underestimate the power of the small things in life.
There are so many bloggers deserving of this award. Since I was recently fortunate enough to receive the Versatile Blogger Award, I’ve made the decision to nominate difference blog sites in order to spread the love.
These are all bloggers that I follow and read regularly, and who have touched and supported me. In no particular order of preference, I present to you the five bloggers (though I’m not sure if all of them have less than 200 followers ) who I believe deserve this recognition:
- Kewsmith, a wonderful writer who shares her journey as an empty nester with honesty and humor. http://randomreasoning.net/
- Visionkeeper, who is trying to create a better world by inspiring individuals to make internal changes. http://oneworldrising.wordpress.com
- Will Of Heart, who shares poems, short stories, and thoughts to inspire, and add color and spice to life. http://willofheart.wordpress.com/the-journey-from-the-heart/
- The Tale of My Heart, who shares light, love, and beauty through poems, music and writing. http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/home/
- Iamforchange, a man tapped into the power of his heart who honestly shares his journey towards being his best self. http://iamforchange.wordpress.com/
There are so many more I could have nominated. It was incredibly hard to limit this list to five. I hope you will take the time check out these blogs, and if you are looking for other wonderful blogs, please check out the people commenting on mine—and other’s—sites. You might find yourself surprised, inspired, motivated, and thoughtful as a result of what you read.
Now I’m off to inform the lucky winners.
Together we can do it!
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