Tomorrow is the DAY...the new beginning of what I hope is a life-changing journey. I am excited and nervous. Excited about making a change and nervous about....making a change. Funny but true! So...in an effort to give a warm send off to my old eating habits...like any good, loyal Fluffy girl would do...I ATE! I had one last unhealthy Hurrah!!!
Last night, I met my best friend for a great Italian meal and a Cosmopolitan. I needed to share with her my master plan and that I wanted to make this an adventure. Her support is key for me. So, being a good best friend..she told me to meet her at the park in our neighborhood for a walk at 6:30 AM in the MORNING...Bless her heart...she may be trying to kill me :)! No really...it is fantastic and a great way to start my first day..with my friend who has seen me struggle with my health for a long, long time!
Today I got to have lunch with my precious Mom and my sweet Aunt Bobbie along with my sweet cousin Harper and my Sweet Pea (Emily-my best friend's 11 year old daughter and my niece by choice). We chowed down on great deli food and the biggest Chocolate Eclair known to man.
Some of my favorite people in the world!!
So with the food fest done and Friday 8/17/2012 at 6:30 AM just around the corner....I am ready. I feel inspired, thrilled, scared and grateful. Grateful that I have a relationship with God that is giving me the strength to take this on...an amazing family, a wonderful group of supportive friends, and the inspiration of doing something I love again...inspired by people I don't even know.
There are a couple of things I want to share before I get ready for tomorrow. First, my very first Volleyball coach sent me a message last night and it ended with the following statement "Looking forward to the journey and to seeing that same 7th grade girl enjoying the game of volleyball again. Jaime, may the Lord bless you on this journey!!" Can't tell you how heart warming and encouraging that is for me.
I got this message from one of my High School coaches. "Well Jaime, They say it's all about the journey! You can do this.....I know.......I was one of your volleyball coaches.......you are tough! See ya at the game next year!!!" I am ready Coach (or at least I will be in a year).
You are going to see a phrase or "slogan" I guess you could say...that I am choosing to use as a daily reminder of my original fun inspiration to make this change.. Misty May and Kerri Walsh used the hash tag or team name #Mawa during the Olympics...I have "borrowed" that and added it to my little motivational slogan: #Journey 120-"Mawa Inspired"
NOW for the Testament:
" So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the WILL, they soon become inevitable"~ Christopher Reeve
Here is to the Inevitable....