I’ve recently discovered a blog (and blogger) who had a binge-eating history, but overcame that and other bad habits by taking a long look at herself. There was no magic wand, no miracle, just hard work and determination. Tina’s blog, Faith Fitness Fun details the personal growth and self discovery that allowed her to live out her life and follow her passions. She says:
I learned that each day matters. We have to make the most of our lives and recognize the blessings that surround us. I thank God every day for helping me get through that time.
Now I’m not a religious person (not that my mother didn’t try her damnedest) but reading through Tina’s personal reflection and self development I realised I could see some value in examining my own inner dialogue and long-held thoughts and feelings.
In September last year, Tina initiated the 30 Days of Self Love via her blog, generating a different topic each day for comment and discussion.
I’ve recently started participating in a blogging challenge issued by another member of my weight loss program and realise there’s value in others setting a theme for discussion. Most of my blogs are about things I WANT to write about. Things that strike my fancy: the bootcamp I just attended; or some article I just read. But having someone else issue me with a theme offers me the opportunity to move outside of my comfort zone a little and think about things that I might not normally want to address.
I did think about commencing this in July but I figured that was a bit like my old dieting mentality: “I’ll binge-eat all weekend and start my diet on Monday.” Monday Schmonday. Tomorrow is 27 June 2011 and will be day one of my ‘journey’ (wanky word, I know – only usually used by Biggest Loser, So You Think You Can Dance contestants and the like). Wish me luck!
June 26, 2011
Yay for deciding to go ahead and get started. Excited to hear your thoughts. And its definitely not something that has to have a religious background. In fact, I dont’ even like religion – it’s all about faith. For me, that does involve faith in God…but also faith in myself. Keep faith in yourself too! 🙂
June 27, 2011
Thanks for the encouragement Tina. I included you in my tweet (via Twitter, obviously) flagging that I was starting the program. Day one today…. Looking forward to getting onto it after work! (I am in Australia, so it’s currently lunchtime here.)