I am not sure if this New Year has started as I would have expected it to! In one respect, it was a lot of fun! Some friends invited me onto a boat on the Thames to watch the fireworks that went off around the London Eye. There was dancing, and celebration, and also it was fancy dress! Something to push me out of my comfort zone to start with, the fact that it was a nautical theme was quite hilarious really, and I decided to dress as a sailor! It was a great night, and yet there is something quite different about this year than what I have previously experienced. There is a silence.
I have been going to Weight Watchers off and on over the past few years. What I didn’t realise was that it is over 7 years that I have been going on and off – and not much has changed! Just before Christmas, I re-joined and there was a lady that had also started around the same time as me. She started shortly after having her son, who was along for the Christmas celebrations one evening – and that was when it hit me – I have been going round in circles for 7 years! I have been up and down in my body weight for some time, only feeling real satisfaction last year when I dropped three stone – only to find that I have now put two of that three back on!
That was when the word hit me – Enough! For so long now, I have been going round in circles, doing things again and again – but not getting anywhere further. So once the word ‘enough’ hit me, a silence came over me. What do I do now if I have had enough. I have always had a rough idea of where I was going in life – but no real difinitive plan… but now is the time for me to do it! I have decided that I am going to make this New Year my best year ever, and that I am aslo going to take my own advice as well!
2009 for me has been a year of discovery – but also it has been a year when I have constantly put myself under stress and obligations that were unnecessary. One of my friends said to me, you know this stuff – why are you just doing it! So this new year is a new chance for me to put into action what I do know into action.
I love teaching and watching people grow and develop into their own wonderous selves, and I am now seeing that change in my own being too. Today is the first day, where I have sat back and relaxed and done things that have made me happy – but I have also then cleared off items off my todo list – just because they have been sitting there for way too long!
Now is the time to take action for your life too! I am following my own kick-start program, and invite you along for the ride if you want. Just sign up here and I look forward to helping you make 2010 your best year yet as well!