Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 3 Update! And, I am NO DIFFERENT than you.


Kettlebell Muscle Power (50 minutes)

5:30am Strawberry Protein Smoothie
8:30am Egg White Omelet w/Tri-Color Peppers
11:00am Greek Yogurt w/Strawberries
1:30pm Turkey Meatloaf w/ Spring Mix and Cherry Tomatoes
4:00pm Strawberry Protein Smoothie
6:30pm Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry

128 oz h20
2 cups almond milk

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how I have gotten to the place I am today. I think about where I was over a year ago and wonder what happened to the people who started this journey with me, people who were given the same tools and information that I was given. I begin to wonder, am I different? If so, how?

I can't let myself wonder on difference for long because I am always brought back to the fact that I AM NO DIFFERENT than you or anyone else. I am a human being. Deep down I long for acceptance, not rejection. I long to be loved, not treated indifferently. I long to make an impact on this world, not leave it worse than I found it. I long to be good and do good, not contribute to evil. I long to lose myself in helping others and not in living selfishly or self-destructively. I long for the day when all will see the beauty and good in themselves--and dwell in possibility and not defeat.

I recognize, however, that in order to fulfill all of my longings I have to accept myself, love myself, make myself better, do good to myself, help myself, and see the beauty and good in myself FIRST. Seeing myself as beautiful, bright, valued, worthy, awesome, magnificent, good, wonderful, blessed, overflowing with abundance, open, loved, and acceptable can only be a good thing--for me AND everybody.

So, if I am no different than you and you are no different than me, doesn't that mean that you can achieve all I have achieved? Doesn't that mean that if you want to change your lifestyle, you can? Isn't that a possibility for you? If you feel this isn't possible for you, why is this so? Don't let self-imposed limitations stifle your dreams. I am telling you, and I am NO DIFFERENT than you, that when I began to dream, think, act, and work toward the impossible, the extraordinary became POSSIBLE.


  1. OMG!!!! This hit me where I am right here and now. I realized this about 2 months ago now, and my grades shot back up to where they should have been. I am now graduating with a 3.64 gpa. I am no different from anyone else. I realized that I couldn't be to them what they wanted and be true to myself, because in the end I was the one suffering, my grades started to suffer along with my self esteem and life in general. These last 2 months have been the greatest. NOw I am loving myself and life like never before and things have taken a turn for the better almost over night. When I got my focus back; life itself started to look better and better.


  2. I am currently watching Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Hudson is speaking about her weight loss; thought about you. My boyfriend is also amazed at your weight loss success. We can't wait to see your photos for the book. :)

  3. Ooooo, Michelyn, I am starting to get a little nervous, but I am really excited. I can't wait to see how they turn out as well!

    @Karrin: isn't it amazing what can happen when we just change our outlook to one of positivity, appreciation (of ourselves, for our capabilities and limitations), and possibility instead of the opposite? Blessings to you, sister. :-)