At the end of last year, I dubbed 2012, "The Year of Kelly."
I was tired of being overweight.
I was tired of feeling exhausted and having my self confidence reside in the toilet bowl.
I was ready to inhabit my body again not for the purposes of feeding a child but rather to reconnect with the woman, I know, to be me.
That was 8 months ago. Since that time, I've lost 35 pounds, ran one half marathon, am training to run another one in a few weeks, have gotten back into the clothes that sat dormant in my closet, and have regained the core of me.
It's definitely a work in progress. Most days, I'm still tired. Many times, I fall short of a satisfying run. I still find myself regularly apologizing to my kiddos for being too impatient, being too quick to yell or short with my temper. My house is almost always cluttered and in some form of disarray. My front lawn looks like it belongs in a barn full of hay. My jewelry business is slowly coming out of hibernation. And my husband just looks at me and laughs.
But, I'm doing it.
And if there's any message over this last year that I want to impart...it would be to...just do it.
It doesn't matter what it is.
I know that there's something sitting and staring you in the face. Or, maybe it's not so obvious, maybe it's that quiet voice inside of your heart that keeps patiently calling out. Or, maybe it's a booming pain in your ass that won't seem to leave you alone.
Whatever it is...deep down...you know what you need to do. And, deeper down, you know you're capable. It doesn't take much to make some small change today.
Just do it.
As Jesse Jackson once said,
"Both tears and sweat are salty but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy. Sweat will get you change." Here's to change.