Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Putting on my "Kerri-tude"

Putting on my "Kerri-tude" - Podcast

"Kerri-tude?"  Yes... you got it right.  I'm putting on my Kerri-tude.  So what's that?  Well...  I'll get to that in a minute.

This weekend, I was surprised by a well-planned and well-kept secret between one of my best friends & my hubby.  A surprise visit by my friend, Kerri.

When Kerri and I met six years ago, her salon business was struggling to get started, and I couldn't afford to get my hair done, so we became the perfect business match.  I would do her advertising design, and she would fix my hair.

At the time, Kerri was living week to week and could barely keep her head above water.  But... no matter how bad it got, she refused to give up... kept pushing forward, and in about 5 years, she grew her business from a $14,000 a year business to a $250,000 a year business... and it's still growing!

So... why talk about Kerri on my diet-breaker blog?  Well... besides the fact that I enjoyed some yummy sparkling wine and berries and a good handful of other diet-breaking treats this weekend, there IS a point to this.

There is a reason why Kerri is so successful.  She CHOOSES to motivate herself.  She chooses to make changes, and she is not afraid keep pushing forward.

Kerri is my 'tell it like it is,' friend.  Throughout the years of our friendship, I've done my share of whining, crying and "poor me'ing" it to Kerri.  And you know what?  Her response has always been the same.  Buck up or change it, but stop complaining.  So... when I saw this quote this morning, I had to laugh... because this is pretty much a perfect "Kerri'ism."

Kerri and I had a little 'come to Jesus' meeting this weekend.  I have not been responsible in several areas of my life, and unlike most friends, who will just sit back, not say anything and mind their own business... Kerri just tells it like she sees it.  No... it's not always easy to hear, but I can honestly say I'm a better person because someone cares enough to be straight-forward with me.

So... today, I'm going to pour on some much needed tough love.  I've got my Kerri-tude on, so listen closely while I whisper...


YOU decide your own life.  You decide every day if you want to be fit and healthy.  And YOU decide if you just don't care enough to do something about it.

I have five kids.  I know how hard it is to work out and eat right when you're constantly rounding up and feeding kids.  BUT, what do you want to teach your children?  Do you want them to follow in your same pattern?  Because whether you're following a good or bad pattern, chances are, you're kiddos will follow in your footsteps.

When you teach your children that it's okay for mommy to have time to herself, they eventually learn, and respect that... and get this... IT'S REALLY OKAY to take that time!!!

I don't know what your excuse is... only you can know that.  But I'm telling you right now!

Figure out what it is.  Find a solution.  And make the commitment.

Your life is YOUR choice.  Do you choose to be miserable or unhappy?  Or do you choose to make a change and become a better you?

What it comes down to is this... don't blame anyone else for where you are in life.  You have the power to change.  SO YOU DECIDE!!!

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