Commitment to Weight Loss


You need to make the commitment no one else can do it for you!
     I had written a blog awhile back about my number one priority in life.  I had been given a challenge to sit down and figure it out, beginning with my top three and narrowing it down to a #1 priority.
It is quite clear to me, after this blog post was made, that family is definitely the most important thing to me.  I thought I was on my own weight loss journey for them.  However, after much thought, I began to realize that this is not true.  This journey has to be for me, and me alone.

     I began to think to myself, “if I’m not around to take care of them, who will?”, “If I am too out of shape to play with my kids, what will they think of me?”  “By staying the way I am, will I be able
‘to be actively and emotionally involved in R’s life, our kid’s lives, and L’s life; to show them that they matter most to me through my actions; to be able to enjoy all life as to offer with them by being present and being financially stable and fit/healthy enough to enjoy those things that life has to offer; to show them I love them by being healthy and fit so that I can care for them and be there for them.’?”
The answer was a pretty simple “NO!”  So now what?  I need to start taking care of myself.
After I made the commitment to myself, for myself, I began to reach goals that I never thought were possible.
You are the most important person in the world.  Without you who would be there for your loved ones and do all the things that you love?
My Number One Priority
Previously written on November 12, 2011

1) Family (R, R, & L)
2) Health/Fitness
3) Career

The reason(s) I have placed the greatest importance on this area of my life is because:
I love them completely and without them my life would have a huge void.  Everything I have been doing up until now has been about getting to spend the rest of my life with them and being able to live a healthy life with them.
I will honor my number one priority by doing my best to:
be actively and emotionally involved in their lives.  Spending as much quality time with them as needed to show that I want to actively and emotionally be involved in their lives.
The following action(s) would be inconsistent with my commitment to my top priority:
working long, draining hours that cause me to be away from home too long or cause me to be exhausted when I am home.
To honor my number one priority, I will limit the following:
time spent at work, time spent away from home, things that keep me emotionally detached.
To honor my number one priority, I need to make the following changes:
Quit JCP, not work mundane part-time jobs just because I feel I have to.  Build up my business so I can be financially secure & spend as much quality time as I can at home.  Get a full-time job where I have consistent hours and work schedules.

My number one priority is to be actively and emotionally involved in R’s life, our kid’s lives, and L’s life; to show them that they matter most to me through my actions; to be able to enjoy all life as to offer with them by being present and being financially stable and fit/healthy enough to enjoy those things that life has to offer; to show them I love them by being healthy and fit so that I can care for them and be there for them.

I encourage you to:
1) make a list of your priorities 2) determine which is your number one priority 3) write down what you will do to show that 4) make the commitment to yourself that you will be fit, healthy & energized to make that priority a reality!

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