Sunday, April 5, 2009

Welcome to My Brand New Day

Sometimes I just feel like starting all over from scratch. I am at a point in my life right now where everything is changing. I have a new job to look forward to. I started this new challenge to get in shape again. We started our business. I quit smoking. I am coming out of my shell and starting to talk to the people in my life again.

Life is good right now.

Do we have lots of money? No.

Have all of our problems been dealt with? Not by a long shot!

So why am I in such a mood? Why am I suddenly so happy?

Well, sometimes in life you just wake up one day and realize that you have been looking at things all wrong. I get so depressed about the things that are going wrong in my life that I forget about the things that are going right. For example: Lets say you have this wonderful apple orchard (I'm in Michigan people, just go with it) in your yard. It’s late summer and the fruit is practically falling off the trees. Yesterday I would have been annoyed about all the hard work and all the time I would have to spend picking them and the dollar value of the ones that fell to the ground would have occupied my mind till I grew bitter and gave up. Today however I choose to see the beautiful fruit, feel the sun on my face and the wind in my hair as I pick, smell the ones that have fallen to the ground and broken open to reveal their sweet fragrance.

I choose to feel blessed that I have an orchard rather than feeling bitter about the work.

Isn’t it amazing, the difference a day makes!

Some of you may be wondering why exactly did I start a new blog when I could have just overhauled the old one like I usually do? Well, honestly I wanted to get away from the url (fatgirlrunning) because for one thing, although I want to run, I am not currently running. Also I am trying to be more positive about myself so calling my blog fatgirlrunning just didn't feel right to me anymore. Finally there is the fact that although I want to spend time talking about my weight loss journey and health in general, I want to feel more free to just put my life on my blog. To speak my mind about any topic that tickles my fancy!

Later this week I will be moving all of my old posts over to this blog and next saturday I will be (un)permanently deleting fatgirlrunning a.k.a.getting fit and loving it. If you plan to continue to follow me be sure to update your readers and blogrolls.

Welcome to my Brand New Day!

Happy Training,
Love Jenn

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