Friday, December 25, 2009

Inspiration ...Do You Have It, Do You Need It???

Well, I survived the two day feeding frenzy of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I am Italian..100% at that. Holidays, birthdays and pretty much 'every day' revolve around food in these households. Did I eat and drink a bit too much--I suppose so. Was I prepared to do that--absolutely. There's no escaping days like this, so the best you can do is just be prepared and work with it. To this day I still get grief over what I choose to eat and not eat. To be honest, I really don't care what people think of my choices anymore. I know what I'm doing is helping to keep me a fit, healthy, strong and happier person. I don't find it always easy, but I find ways to push through. Who and what you choose to surround yourself with can play a major factor in the success or failure of your plan. This is where my 'inspiration' comes into play.

I'm still pretty new to the whole world of Social Media, but I'm gradually getting it. I've spent time in the world of Valerie Waters, and I've gotten stronger myself by working with these awesome girls. Watching them overcome their struggles and proclaiming their successes has meant the world. I've also developed some incredible relationships through the world of Twitter and Face Book. The people I follow (and who follow me), and the people I've befriended on Face Book have taught me, encouraged me and kept me going through some struggles of my own. A simple word or comment can change the whole way you think about yourself. The exchange of ideas with what others are doing and teaching also do the same. There is a world of knowledge out there and I'm gaining more of it daily. I'm also getting the extra push I need to go further myself, and work on my own plan. I have things I want to do, but not sure about the courage to follow through. Strength comes from places you'd least expect sometimes. I've found some in abundance and I thank all of you special, wonderful people I've been talking with. Your behind the scenes words, encouragement, and advice (oh, off-color conversations included ) have done so much for me.

I am looking forward to great change starting in 2010...I do so with a lot of trepidation, but also with inspiration from all of you. If you have a plan of your own, and not necessarily the wherewithal to make it happen, put yourself out there. Ask and be asked..let others give you their two cents now and then. You may be surprised at exactly what you can take from all of that.


MB said...

I like this! Very spot on....and, I'm always in need of a little inspiration....when I start to drag with regards to my workouts I just think of you and how you are so consistent with your fitness and it usually gets me right in line! Thank you for YOU!! Happy New Year!

mark hebert said...

You're right on Linda! It's not easy being consistent, but you seem to have that balance. You're an inspiration for all of us.

Happy New Year!

Joanna Sutter, said...

Social networking really is a powerful thing! It brought us together. Thank God.