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You are exactly where you need to be

I arrived at Fitness North boot camp today and my personal journey has officially begun. As has my new relationship with my beloved Surfside on Lake Superior. Up until today, my trips to Surfside Resort have always been about work (and fun)…this time the work is me! Yikes.

“Tomorrow starts today” is the Fitness North tagline and indeed it does. My new relationship with myself, starts today. My journey to put Lori first, begins today. My journey to physical health and wellness that will keep me around for years to come, starts today. No more planning, worrying, thinking about it, planning to think about it, or talking about it. I am doing it and I won’t quit – no matter what. That is my promise to myself (and now to all of you). I have a feeling we’ll be testing that promise in the days to come.

I feel blessed to be taking this journey with O’Neal, Sheryl, Leif and Jay and the Fitness North (FN) #2 participants who I have just met and with whom I already feel an amazing connection. You’ll be hearing more about them in the days and weeks ahead.

At orientation tonight, O’Neal spoke about something that is key for me. “It doesn’t matter how you got here,” he said. “The issue is what are you doing right now to fix it.” And that’s what this journey is all about. Taking the leap. Action. Forward movement. Not looking back in the rear view mirror. O’Neal went on to say, you are exactly where you need to be right now. This is what matters…today…right now…right here.

I need to get my head in the here and now so I will sign off. Indeed, this is where I need to be and I am 100+% all in physically, but I am struggling to let go and be here with my head fully in the game — to be 100% emotionally all in.

I find myself distracted, worrying about clients, connecting with Jodi and the Marketing that Matters team to make sure all of the bases are covered. I am quickly learning that I have to let go. I must give up control and be here and present 100%. There is nothing more important this for me right now.

So I sign off in an attempt to do just that and get some sleep before the 5:15 a.m. wake up call that will have us in the pool by 6 a.m. Yes, indeed, I said IN THE POOL by 6 a.m. (Many of you will note the significance of this statement and know that I have not been in a pool in nearly 20 years! Thank you to my sister Kristine for helping me find a cute “pool outfit.”).

And thank you my friends and followers. There is no question that I will need you these next few days and weeks.



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  1. Yay for the First Day!!! Hope you had a good pool session, I watched O'Neal and Sunshine's segment on the show with Sunshine telling the participants she wanted them to kick the water out the pool, yikes! It's all good, though, it's nice you all have a mild temperature to start the week, keep it going!

    November 29, 2010
  2. Anonymous #

    I am soooooooo proud of you! You've taken the hardest step…making the commitment! Look forward to reading your blogs. Make the most of it!


    November 29, 2010
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