A group of friends and I left Weight Watchers. We knew we needed the accountability of getting together, craved the conversation, and wanted a reason to get together a week.
Enter Anne. Anne is a former Weight Watchers leader and one of the most engaging people I know. She's a new mom who is also studying to become a Certified Life Coach. She came up with the great idea of bringing a group of people together and having us work together towards our goals.
This morning was the inaugural session. We all converged on Anne's house and made some coffee and settled in. We needed to coo over the world's cutest baby, of course, but mostly it was a positive, honest, raw conversation. Anne facilitated it wonderfully, had us thinking of things in terms of how things are moving you towards your goals, how things move you away from your goals.
We didn't focus on points, calories, the number on the scale, success, failure. Just on us and each other.
And it was powerful.
My anxiety has been kicking my ass lately. All the time, actually. So I picked the word calm for my week. I need to approach the week with calm intentions to meet my goals this week. Tomorrow morning, I will calmly take my dog for a walk. Tuesday morning, I will run with Conner before work and walk 3 miles with him after work.
Calm. I will tell the voice in my head that brings up things that aren't great, makes me question how I am, how I am doing, my worthiness- that I hear it and be calm around it.
I'm going to make myself better, stronger. Even if I don't ever lose a pound, I'm getting better every day.