"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us." ~ Marianne Williamson

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

Is it just me or did winter seem to stay longer than welcomed? Well folks the weather is progressing and everything here in DC is in bloom, which means spring has finally arrived and a new season call for new adventures and planning. Spring cleaning is in full effect, but instead of a Clorox wipe down of my living space, I'm focusing on the personal aspects- physical, mental, and emotional. Winter has its way of weighing us down with stress over the holiday season, bulky sweaters, and all those baked good we just couldn't seem to hide from. Well spring has officially sprung which means it is time to shed your cocoon and spread your wings little butterfly!

I am happy to report that in March I began a new physical journey to get back into "woot woot" shape. Physical health intertwines mental health and I thought it would be interesting to come up with a starter plan to help others. This meant I would need to get started first. So, if you are wondering where I was in March, it was at the gym! I'm really excited to share with you what I have been working on (literally) and hope it is helpful enough to get you started and motivated as well. It's all part of my personal goals for 2012 to lose 30 lbs.

I am a big believer that you gotta walk the walk before you talk the talk (or in this case blog the blog haha), so I was not about to share any opinion about getting fit without getting my own bum moving! Getting started has definitely been the hardest part. Yet, after 5 weeks I have dropped 6 lbs and formed a consistent eating and workout schedule, and while it hasn't been easy everyday that I wake up feeling stronger makes it worth it!

Im excited to share my journey with you all and hope it will help peel ya off that couch. Being healthy is so very important and when I am physically healthy I feel strong mentally as well. My thought process is clearer, my energy allows me to accomplish so many things, I sleep better, clothes fit better, and overall I feel whole inside and out.

My new project is about being fit, and not being thin. Im not a pro, so everything i share is from personal trial and error. I am way too busy for gimmick diets that cloud my mind because I am so hungry. I also do not have the money or patience to wait and see if some new product holds the "secret" to my success. Competing in the pageant system and preparing for swimsuit taught me one thing, there is only one simple solution and that is to get moving and make better decisions when it comes to what you eat. Do not be fooled! There is no easy way, but nothing worth having ever is.

I will tell you the true secret. It is you! That is right! The power to reach your goal, whatever that may be, lies within you and YOU alone. We all need help along the way, but do not lose your way in the process. Come back soon for my full blog on this adventure! Anything and everything are possible when you See,Believe,& Achieve!

Be well,
Ane :)

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