Out Of The Comfort Zone

My life this past year has changed tremendously.  Even so, I have kept more than a few old characteristics.  I'm cranky when I'm tired and/or haven't eaten, I love the smell of the air after it rains, and I wear flip flops as much as possible.  The other day, it happened...my favorite pair of flip flops broke!

Oh no!!!  What to do, what to do?!?!?  Yes, I can just go out and by the same pair of Reefs, but it won't be the same.  These were already molded to my feet and it I didn't even feel like I was wearing shoes when I had them on.  They made me so...COMFORTABLE!!!

This really got me thinking.  Not about flip flops, but with every other aspect in my life.  We, as people, tend to lean towards what's familiar to us.  We like to be in a place that makes us comfortable.  Most of us freeze up when we are outside our little box.

Being outside my box has been more than challenging.  Things that intimidate me at first or that I'm too lazy to do.  

I am constantly looking for new ways to express myself creatively.  I bought some hair flowers online and said to Steven (my husband), "I could totally make these!!" and so the project started.  

We ran out to our local crafts supply store and bought, what I thought, were the essentials.  We came home, after an hour in the store, and I got down to business.  I was tired at the time (see cranky above) and found out the hard way that I did not have everything I needed.  Instead of staying frustrated, I tried a new way to deal with it.  

Normally I would give up and be stubborn to not try again.  It was obvious to me that I didn't set myself up to succeed.  Needless to say, I will be getting the rest of my tools to finish the job.  I've been practicing my bow folding/flower making and feel that I'm almost ready.  I'm very much enjoying the project at hand. :)  I will be sure to post one that I end up finishing.  

Another item outside the box I discovered yesterday.  For my "Fitness For Weight Loss" Session, we had a 'Spinning Class'!!  I haven't really done Spinning before (I like to watch...only participating once, a LONG time ago) and was all out of sorts about it.  

I was SOOOOOO afraid of falling off the bike!  Our trainer walked (peddled really) our way through the different 'hills'.  Adding resistance, standing up to run and climb and then recovery!!  My legs were like jello after we were done with our 25 minutes.  Now I know why this is so addicting to some people.  Talk about a full workout!!!!

I've been having more of a "try this" attitude toward new ideas and I am finding out that I really am enjoying it.  Every time we discover something new about ourselves, it makes our world that much brighter.  If we don't take up that new opportunity, how are we to know what we are missing out on?  I want to provide excitement to areas in my life that I'm passionate about and believe in.  Don't you??

After all...I do have a new favorite pair of flip flops.

What is the one new opportunity you are going to take?



Well hello there!  Nice to meet you! :)

This is my first blog. Well, second really, since we are being honest here.  You see, I did three posts on one I started almost 2 years ago, but I didn't follow through with it. <~~~Stating the obvious. It just didn't fit.

Before starting this one, I decided that I needed more of a purpose for writing and give myself realistic goals for it.

For starters, I have just gone through 3 major changes in my life:

1) Change of Industries: I had worked in the Corporate Housing world for a little over 8 years and decided I wanted something entirely different. My networking finally paid off! I am now working for a great high tech company who believes in their products and the people behind them.  I'm purely operations, but the engineers don't need to know that tidbit. ;)

2) I got married: My husband Steven is truly my best friend and we really do make a great team together. It is effortless for me to be open and honest with him. I can't imagine it getting any better, but I know that over the years to come, it will.

3) We got a new puppy: This is our newest addition to our family, LeeLoo. She is the "little" sister of our 3.5 year old Chihuahua/Terrier, Sam.

But wait!! THERE'S MORE!!
I'm starting a new chapter! I've decided that I am worth it! I am worth my time and attention. Since this epiphany, I can't tell you how much more my life is becoming more balanced because of it.  I really want to believe that I deserve the wonderfulness that I have in my life, and I'm on the right track. 

I've struggled with my weight most of my adult life (who hasn't, right?) and have decided that I need to figure it out. Not only have I joined a group workout at work, but in two weeks I start group sessions with my Holistic Health Coach, focusing on my behavior with food. I want a lifestyle change and not continue on my habit of losing a ton of weight, only to gain it back.

So that is what I'll be writing about folks. My journey of becoming my true self. (WOO HOO!!)

Please join me in my new adventure of having the goal to improve myself and share my knowledge, thoughts and ask questions to those who surround me.  It's gonna be a fun ride!  I'll have to remember that I'm doing the work!  ;)

What about you??  What is your #1 goal that you want to achieve?