OK, hope everyone has their seat belts ready 'cause this might just be a crazy ride! After a couple brief discussions with people I met on Twitter, I think I may have found my newest mission.
You see, my babies are just about all grownded up and :sob: my "job" :sob: as a stay at home mom :sob: is ending. Along with the wirlwind of a final senior year with my DD, I have been trying to stay open to where my life would take me next.
I have a few passions in life...wanting to look and feel as vibrant and healthy as I can for, well, forever; the feel of iron in my hands and the pump of my muscles; becoming vegan and sharing the love; showing people that NO the "aches and pains" they feel just because they turned 30, or 40 or whatever magical number is not normal; and helping people reawaken their sense of hope, passion and excitement in life.
Far too many people walk around numb to life. I'm sure you've seen them, heck, you may even know one! They are the ones walking around, zombie like...blank stares...totally expressionless...totally oblivious to both the beauty as well as the possibilities that surround them. Why? Sometimes I just want to go up and hit 'em upside the head or shake them and say "don't you realize how short and precious life is??" It is so sad. So many people hiding their gifts.
As simplistic as it sounds, I truly believe that how one moves (or doesn't) and how one fuels his body (or doesn't) makes such a tremendous impact on how they think and feel. How can one expect to think clearly if they are under the influence of sugars and preservatives? How can they even dare to imagine a better world for themselves when the thought of getting up to finish the laundry tires them out?
So, what can I do. Well as Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world". So that is where I will start. I am going to become that change. I'll start with my passions...for health and for the iron. I'll use that as my platform to inspire. Am I where I want to be, not yet, but I will be.
My first step is to chronicle my journey from where I am now to superbuff superfit supermomma. I want to cut some fat and build my muscles!! I want to not only look like a fitness competitor but I want to do it while eating a completely vegan diet! Crazy? Many would say so, but I'm not one of them. I want to prove the naysayers wrong and I want to inspire people to change any misguided beliefs they may have about what being a vegan means. I want to become the change.
Everyone knows a journey requires a few things: A starting point (I'll post measurements tomorrow) and a map (I'll post food stuffs and workouts on twitter). What will I use this blog for then? This is for the mining of gold, for sifting through the muck to find the treasures. At some point I'll probably post pics too, but for know I'll just keep those little ditty's between me and my camera :wink:.
So for now, I guess that's all I gotta say. TweetDeck is calling and my google reader is full. Going to start mining :)