Re-Claiming my goals

So, here is the story. Most of you know that I set out to lose 100 lbs on February 15th,2008. With the help of my amazing trainer (Lori Paris) and GOD, I had lost 80 lbs by Christmas of 2008. I was eating right and working out like crazy (and I loved every minute of it). I managed to keep the weight off and keep working out at a steady pace, but I hit a plateau around January 2009. Without the funds to support it, I had to stop working with my trainer. Then, life happened! I moved to Atlanta in July and was told by Gold’s Gym that my membership would not transfer to Atlanta. I was told that I had to pay $50 to cancel it, and fax some non-sense off to some unknown place…which is something I just didn’t do. I felt like it was just cheaper to have my membership fee come out…until I was in a better financial position. I weighed myself yesterday, and realized I had gained some weight since moving to Atlanta. Though my cloths still fit, I can tell I am not where I was at my lowest (last Christmas). I made a conscious effort to reneew my goals and re-claim my dreams today. Something told me to call the Gold’s Gym in Atlanta, one last time, to see if there wasn’t something I could do (because I HATE walking outside, like I have been doing since I moved here). Come to find out, it’s a simple process and things are being taken care of right now as we speak. A nice man said that he will “work it out” for me today, and he was very excited that I was working toward such a lofty goal. I am headed there in about an hour…(smiles) I feel like I am shaming the devil right now! He tried so hard to keep me down, stress me out, and make me go crazy since I have followed God’s lead to come to Atlanta. I have spent too much time living my life on hold since I have been here…waiting for A to happen before I take care of B, C, and D. Not anymore. I am reclaiming my goals today…starting with this note. This note is an accountability tactic…you are need to hold me accountable to my actions! If you see I am on here..ask me if I have worked out today! Ask me how my eating has been. Ask me if I have lost anything yet this week. You’ll be helping me…trust me! Thanks for reading and as always, thanks for your prayers! Danielle

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I am a 32 year old teacher in Georgia, originally from Ohio (Go Buckeyes!). I am also a singer and I recently taught myself how to play guitar. For fun, I enjoy reading and lots of Netflix binges, which is my American right! I have also been known to cycle, run half marathons, and do just about whatever I set my mind to. A charming shepherd-mix dog named Kingsley lives with me and keeps me laughing at his antics at every turn. I am learning how to love the life I live with each passing day. Sometimes it's easy...other times, I write about it.

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