October 2nd. The day that started my new outlook. I answered 2 craigslist ads that gave me a push in the right direction. I guess it was more like a shove.
On October 12th I started my workout journey. I answered an ad to lose 20 pounds or more in 4 weeks. I was sure that if I treated this adventure like a job I would reach my goal. I already blogged about this but what I didn’t blog about was the end of that journey. 12 weeks and 29 pounds. My life is forever changed. What I really learned is that anything is possible if you believe it to be. It was hard work. Really hard. I had to be dedicated. Whining about how tired and sore my muscles were was just a coping mechanism. Total body muscle recognition everyday! Not only was I spinning everyday, I was doing Pilates, weight training, Jazzercise and this new technique that worked your booty. Reality of the last quarter of the year was I had to follow through. I won a few awards. Perfect Attendance and Most Weight Loss. I treated this challenge like I would a job. I jumped in and did the best job that I could. I learned to cook. I learned how to eat for my blood type. I learned that small changes can make big difference.
The other ad I answered was a new part time job. Started on October 14th. I was on the fence about it but after meeting Staci, I really felt like this could be something BIG!!! She was so excited about what was going to happen. I was more interested in coming into a start-up that gave me the opportunity to grow without limits. So I became a Merchandiser for chloe + isabel. An opportunity for the fashion-loving and marketing savvy woman that I am. It also gave me an opportunity to reach out to old friends and in the process meet new ones. For the past 3 months I have made the TOP 5 sales list for the company. I have been featured on the Merchandiser Spotlight on the main website and I have won a contest. It has been very rewarding and I never thought of this as a career option. I love creating the displays. My days are spent thinking of new marketing ideas. Styling my outfits before I head out and pinning on Pinterest. I love the fact that I can set my own schedule and decide how much I want to earn each month. But it isn’t the 6 figure income I was used to earning. http://valeriesoule.chloeandisabel.com
So as of today I decided I am going to mix my blog up a little. I will still post personal adventures, but I am going to add recipes, fashionable looks, and suggestions to make your life a little healthier and more glamourous by using the Small Steps, Big Change motto. I will credit the blogs and magazine and books I read.
Stay tuned…. as I wish everyone could be as happy in their life as I am right this minute.
Found this quote by Jillian Michaels: What I’m sure of: No matter how many amazing adventures I check off my must-do list, I’ll always replace them with more goals.