Tiffany, Week 7: Words of Wisdom that Transformed Me


Before I even entered my family into this Healthy Family Challenge, I claimed 2012 as my year in a personal blog. It’s the last year of my 30’s and I can’t wait to see what 40 and beyond have in store for my family and myself. But one thing that it won’t have in store: this weight. I will NOT go into my 40’s being morbidly obese.

One of my lifelong, best friends said something to me earlier this year that will forever be a part of my soul:

“I will not spend the last 40 years of my life making the same mistakes I made the first 40.”

HELLO, PROFOUND!!! I don’t care how old you are…15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60. You can change. You just have to do it. It isn’t easy. But it’s not hard.

Not so long ago, another person encouraged me to:

“Strive to be the best person you want to be.”

That’s a pretty big statement. Really who do I want to be? I want God to look down at me and say, “Well done. Well done, child.” I want to use my body to serve. I don’t know quite what that looks like but I do know that I’m going to need as much energy as I can get. That means the middle section has got to go. You’ve worn out your welcome and now you must say goodbye! I know that I want to be the best wife and mother I can be. My family deserves for me to be present at every moment and not tired because I’ve got too much weight to carry around. I want to be the best daughter, sister, friend and (possibly) mentor.

I know it’s so cliché but if I can do this, ANY ONE can do this. They say the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. How much is left of your elephant? What are you trying to tackle by leaps and bounds in life that you should be taking on little-by-little? Post a comment and let me know.