7.25.2011

commitment

If you want to succeed at anything...first you have to commit.
I was thinking about this the other day.
I seem to be having issues committing to a church home.
I can see how, as you get older, committing to a particular path or person...or occupation can seem daunting.
A commitment implies participation, loyalty.
It implies some degree of discomfort.
A certain willingness to pay the price.
To lose weight.
You have to commit.
Mostly to yourself.
This week I have committed to doing 5 days a week at the gym...burning at least 700/500 calories on alternating days.
so 700 today, 500 tomorrow and so on.
And then committing to eating no more than 1500 calories a day.
Saturday will be a three mile walk and sunday a 2 mile walk.
Telling myself this is a commitment to me..
That the only person I will be letting down should I fail to follow through..is me...
Has really helped.
Plus...
My little brother committed..to his girlfriend.
He is engaged and I couldn't be prouder or more happy for him.
She is a nice young lady who is an attorney.
I will make an attempt at attending their wedding in September.
I want to look good in those photos..so I will be working out and eating well.
Hope you all have a great night.
Talk to you later,
Chris out.

7 comments:

Deb Willbefree said...

Wel, now. You would look good in those pictures TODAY!

Deb

Mama said...

I needed this post. Thanks Chris. Exactly what I needed to remind myself of.

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

Commitment is why I'm going to three yoga classes this week! Weeeee!

Rettakat said...

"Telling myself this is a commitment to me..."

It took me a long time to reach that point where that was good enough, important enough. And now it is.
Powerful stuff.

I have no doubt you will totally rock those wedding photos!

SO FAT 4 NOW said...

I like it better when you say it..

Jon said...

nice girl and attorney..... hmm are you sure those words go together ha ha ha just kidding

Beginning Anew said...

that is exactly where I am right now. In the struggle of the commitment. I thought I was committed before, early on when I started. Now I realize I was not as committed as I needed to be for success. I guess I will be writing about this on my blog as well. You are a Godsend to me. Your words are so true and real and so many times, exactly what I was needing to hear. Thanks again for being you!