New Year, New Way to a Better You!

Every new year, people make resolutions.  I have decided that I’m not making resolutions, but commitments.

A resolution is the act of finding a solution to a problem, a way of determining something.

However, a commitment is a promise to do something, a declaration to be loyal to something.

Resolutions look for answers to problems; commitments know the answer and do what is necessary to fix it.  I know what my problems are and how to fix them.  I need to improve my financial outlook and lose weight.  Simple, right?  Not even.

For years, I have sought out short cuts, long-term solutions, new ways of doing things, different ways of doing things, all kinds of stuff.  I’ve bought pills, books, exercise equipment, cut household expenses, stopped paying for personal “luxuries”.  I’ve tried it all.  Recently, I’ve been exposed to a new saying that holds true for many different situations. “Some will, some won’t, some do, some don’t, so what!” None of the things that work or not mean little if I am not COMMITTED to making it happen.

More information will be shared as I go through this journey.  I will share consultants, websites, blogs and other information as we travel on this journey together.

Check out: Healthy Heart Plus for information on the cleansing that I have decided to follow.  The 52-week challenge is all over the internet, but I will repost fellow bloggers article also.

This year, I am COMMITTED to CHANGE – One Day at a Time! – starting with two (2) things – the 52-week Challenge and a 30-day cleanse.  In order to remain accountable to my commitment, I share it with you.

The More I Lose…

This post is all about me. I’m going to share more of myself during this journey than I am accustomed to doing. But you can’t do new things, if you’re not willing to do new things.

I have struggled with my weight for a long time.  After getting married, cooking every night for my husband [and of course, waiting for him to get home after 9:00 pm – that’s when we ate home-cooked meals five (5) nights per week], having two beautiful girls and being what my husband calls his “Super Woman” I gained a few pounds.

After gaining weight the first time, we bought me some new clothes with the thought that I’ll lose weight but don’t want to look crazy in the mean time.  Well, I never really lost any consistent weight because no matter what I tried, I kept eating. This is me now! 40 pounds overweight, unhealthy, and sometimes unhappy – but still smiling!  My office boo even says that my legs need a tan which means I don’t show them that often – LOL!!!

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Now, I’ve finally found something that is easy to do and I like. Not only that, people that I know – that I see, feel, touch – are losing weight immediately and feeling great!  So I figured I’d try it. Blog it and see what happens. It can’t be worse than anything that I’ve tried previously!

It’s a pouch of pink powder (like Crystal Light) that I pour in my water bottle once a day – the “Pink” drink. That’s it! It’s that simple.  It helps curb my enormous appetite; I have more energy; and most of all I like the taste.

I’ll be adding exercising and clean, healthy eating to the mix. But one step at a time. For now, I drink Pink and juice! Yes, I also bought the NutriBullet and I LOVE IT!!  I put everything in that juicer but that’s another story for another day.

For today, think PINK and drink!

Briggsy