Thursday, December 30, 2010

Just Do It...

Just Do it.....I wish I would have thought up this slogan first!! It is AWESOME!! Such a simple, but powerful statement!!! If only we would ~ Just Do It!

I've been reading your posts ~ reflections on 2010 and goals for 2011 ~ There was so much hope for 2010!!! Some of us had success, while others of us have fallen short of our goals. I certainly did not achieve all I wanted to this past year!! It's fun to see the expectation and hope for 2011. I personally am looking for really big things to happen!

I've been thinking about the past year, for the most part it was an OK year. I mean I did lose 54 pounds - never done anything like that before!! Plus there were so many other changes that were beneficial that helped me to achieve losing the weight. However, I did have my share of things that were not achieved. In thinking about 2011, instead of the dread of making new goals only to not achieve them ~ I see success!!! Because this year, instead of making goals and waiting for something to happen. I'm going to set my goals and Just Do what it takes to make them happen!!!

I'm reading a book about creativity. It talks a lot about the energy that we put out and the energy that is all around us. Sounds a little weird, but I kind of get it. One of the things the book talks about is putting my energy toward the things I want to do. Then it struck me that I've never really thought about what I terms of something big!! I know there is something more for me to do, it's big, but what is it? I am a fairly successful person, I have a great husband and family, beautiful home and a great job. But other than that, that's what I have. I know there is more for dogs me every day...but I've never really stopped to think about what that something is.

Something said at Bringing Pretty Back got me to thinking. In her December 28th post about "Who do you think you are", she said, "I need to take the ideas floating around in my mind and make them concrete". That statement got me all excited because I do have ideas, a lot of them, in my head, that I want and need to get done!

Up til now, I've never stopped long enough to really formulate what they are. I think it's time for me to get them out of my head and on paper and once that's done ~ I just need to do it!! Whatever the goals are...whatever I have to do...I just need to put my energy there and make them happen!!

The fun thing is...and the only thing I know for sure is that I can see that my weight loss and fitness journey is the first thing that needs to be accomplished. Because reaching that goal will help me go on to the next one!! I see there is a grand plan designed, just for me!!! It's out there, but I have to do the work, one step at a time, to get there.

No more waiting around and dreaming about my goals, it's time to JUST DO IT!!!

What about you? Do you feel there's more out there for you? Are you going to be in the same place next year or are you going to do what you need to do to achieve your goals? MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

Keep focused!!


  1. Wow... it's funny how I was making my list of goals for 2011 and just feeling empowered by actually writing them down. Then I took a break and checked out your blog and this post! Amazing how it goes along with what I'm doing right now. Just thinking about what all I want to accomplish and writing it down as if it WILL happen (that I will DO it) makes me feel energy and excitement. Where do we put our "ENERGY"? that is exactly right.

    Setting goals is so important. Set them high. Dream Big. That makes us stretch to obtain it and often we do. Even if we don't quite reach it, we usually go farther than if we set our goals lower! So let's dream big and set about DOING IT!

    I'm excited for this next year!


  2. I'm so excited about the future for all of us! for the first time in my life I am TRULY excited about the accomplishments I made during 2010 (despite not meeting all my goals) and the possibilities for the upcoming year! So many wonderful opportunities just waiting for us to pick them! How can we go wrong!!? Seriously....

    My mantra for 2011 might be "I can and I will"

  3. I love this time of year because it allows me the time to stop, think and take stock of past and future accomplishments. The only thing that works for me is to set goals that are very specific and time-stamped. When I first started blogging back in May 2010, I gave myself 1 year to "run 5 miles, comfortably and at whim". I will continue working towards that goal (let's be honest, when I'm working at it seriously, I don't have to think about exercise and food - that just takes care of itself!).

  4. love this..and over the last year and a half I have figured out it really is that simple. Just do it. Probably why they have that slogan. When people ask you how, you just do it.
    And no, I won't be in the same place. I will be at my goal weight and I will be a more centered and mature person who is working on Herself.
    Good luck with your goals this year Joy! and here is to finishing off that weight.

  5. "No more waiting around and dreaming about my goals, it's time to JUST DO IT!!!" Amen, sista! YES, I firmly believe that there's more out there waiting for me, and I am bound and determined to find it with this coming new year. I have no doubt you will too, Joy! :)

  6. I am making only one goal and that goal is my priority - my single most important priority, and that is to improve my attitude about myself. When I decided to post it as a challenge on my blog I thought, 'now I will feel the power of the Internet' because it isn't just about me anymore; there are other people involved, and I really do feel that there is strength in numbers. I feel good about this one.