Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 22 of My 30 Day Countdown

I missed my Jiu-jitsu class today. You know, I've mentioned before that this new way of living has given me a new lease on life, new perspective and a lot more courage. I'm taking a lot more chances, setting high goals and GOING AFTER THEM FULL FORCE!!!

One of the things I've always contemplated with my career is to go into management and for whatever the reason, I never felt that I was ready until now!! So a couple months ago, I applied to a management process. This is quite a difficult process to go through. Every year, there are approximately 1000 applicants which will eventually be dwindled down to 50-75 participants!! Well I decided to GO FOR IT. I was recently screened into the process and today (this morning) wrote my first test. The way I feel about it is simple, whether or not I succeed isn't really what is driving me (don't get me wrong, my goal is to SUCCEED), however, if I don't I will be proud of myself for actually taking the step forward to try to get it done - and I would probably try again. I'll keep you posted.

So anyway, the testing lasted until 12:00 noon so I unfortunately missed my JJ class today. I ate very well today -healthy, even brought my snack (almonds and water) to the testing so I could stick to the plan. I'm feeling really great. My colleague and I actually walked back to work afterwards. It was about a 20 min walk. Not a big deal, but a year ago, I would have DEFINITELY cabbed it back to work! :)

I'm getting so many emails and messages from people telling me that they can't wait to see me and my pix. I'm getting kinda nervous! I know there's a HUGE difference in my appearance. I run into people who haven't seen me in a while quite frequently and they tell me how different I look and how much weight I've lost. My awesome friends tell me all the time (especially my friends Kim and Linda) who would never lie to me, good or bad!! I am writing a post about the two of them and what they did - will post in a few days!

Anyway, I notice a difference especially as I've been going through a lot of "BEFORE" pictures and I myself am amazed at the differences. I mean, I'm not like "Biggest Loser" small, but I think I've done a great job this past year and as I've said all along, the journey continues - it only gets better from here!

Anyway, it's late - I really need to get to bed!! NINE DAYS TO GO!! I AM SO EXCITED!!!

Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)


karen@fitnessjourney said...

I'm so happy for you. The confidence you have achieved is obvious. Best of luck with the career move too!

South Beach Steve said...

Joania, I have said it before, and I'll say it again, I am ready to see those pics.