Year of Me — and YOU

on January 2, 2012

So a few weeks ago I came across a little contest on Facebook to win a 4-week stay at the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge.  I went to the site and read the rules. I thought how much I would love to do this.  I have a friend who spent 2-weeks at Fitness Ridge last year and have been amazed to watch her transformation.  But then I realized I was smack-dab in the middle of the Christmas Season and basically my job owned me for a few more weeks.  There would be no way to make a video to enter in the contest – well one that wasn’t dumb anyway.  Plus there was no way I wanted to beg people to vote for me.    It was a nice thought.

A few nights later I received a message from my friend Laurel — with the link to the contest and the message said “have you seen this, I think you should do it”.  I replied that ironically enough I had seen it and that it sounded awesome but it was Christmas time . . . blah, blah, blah.   Then she said “we can help you.” meaning my group of friends I lovingly call GNO.   My body and soul was still filled with doubts and exhaustion but something in me said that I needed to try.  That I needed to do this.  We agreed to talk about it at our Christmas gathering and make a plan.  The next thing I knew we were brainstorming and tossing around ideas on how to make a video.  Should it be funny?  Serious?  A little of both?   To make a long story at least a little bit shorter . . .  With all of their help (and I include one husband who filmed and edited) I did it!  Well rather — WE did it.

So this is the part where I ask you to go to the contest site and vote for my video.   HERE

Since doing this I’ve had a few thoughts running through my head.  First is that I am so incredibly grateful that I have friends who will support me and help me believe when I’m feeling a little short in that area.  Also — contest or not contest, it’s time for me to put my life in order.  It’s time to do what is required to have the healthy life I want.  I’ve also learned that it’s okay to let go of my pride and let people help me.

It’s a new year and it’s going to be a year of “Me” – where I dedicate myself to improving my physical body.  But It’s also a year of “YOU” because I know that I won’t get there alone.  I also know that by being healthy I can better be utilized by the Lord to help others.

 

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2 responses to “Year of Me — and YOU

  1. laurel says:

    oh this makes me exceedingly happy.
    EXCEEDINGLY.

    and you’re right, contest or no contest, we are doing this. WE are doing this.

    xoxo

  2. […] my life for a week to go here.  You may have remember several months ago when I entered the Biggest Loser Year of You contest. Remember how I begged you to vote for me?  Remember how I begged you to beg your friends […]

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