Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nothing Worth Doing is Ever Easy

I decided to try to embrace 2010 and essentially 24 by making it a proactive year. How have I done this so far?
  • I enrolled in a television and film acting class
  • I am taking an online webinar for staging homes
  • I quit my horrendous job. (Think 9 to 5 starring Dolly Parton and you're on track)
  • I am enrolled to begin Realtor courses at the end of this month
  • I'm trying to pray more and build on my relationship with God
  • I'm trying to say "yes" more
  • I remind myself I deserve everything I tell the ones I love to go after
So now, what is my newest conquest? A challenge; I always say "nothing worth doing is ever easy". I truly believe that.

I stumbled upon Le Musings of Moi yesterday and was incredibly intrigued by her challenge she has started. It's a 21 day challenge where by following the guidelines for each day you ultimately better yourself.

Today I am on day 1. Day 1 consists of thinking of something to give up for 21 days and holding yourself accountable for it. I have decided to give up gluten. It is horrible for everyone, and I believe like my Mom I have a gluten allergy. So let's see if with this 21 day hiatus of gluten I feel better.

It was already hard, before my acting classes I usually stop at panera and get my usual sandwich on a whole grain bagel, and I really struggled to think of a quick fast place to grab something sans gluten.

If anyone is up for the challenge, let me know! I'd love to know of others doing it with me.
What about you? Have you ever taken to improving your life one day at a time? Did you change an eating habit? Commit to think positively? Vow to do random acts of kindness? Or maybe live your life to its full potential every day? I'd really love to hear!
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all of our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God" -2 Corinthians 13:4


  1. I bet the film and tv acting class will be fun and so great for you! I could never be an actor...I wish I could:) I just found your blog and love it! I'm a new follower and excited to keep up with your journey:)

  2. you rock! the acting class sounds fab and so does the quitting the job you hated part! i need to learn to say no more! ha! i did the gluten free thing for one month and lost 15 lbs - needless to say, i never ate healthier in my life! oh, but i did find an amazing gluten-free chocolate donut from whole foods (i don't know if you have those) and i still crave them every once in a while! so good. hope you enjoy going gluten free.

  3. Best wishes with your realtor courses! I took them, and loved it! :)

  4. Wow, you ladies have encouraged me so much!
    Carissa, you lost 15 lbs?! Wow, that would put me at my goal weight. That's the type of motivation I need, thanks!
    Mrs. Southern Bride, are you a realtor right now? If so do you enjoy it?
    Kaz and Amy, I'm so glad you found my blog! Welcome!

  5. This is AMAZING! You are truly such an inspiration and I so look forward to reading your words of wisdom and devotionals each and every day! You're doing such fantastic/motivational things in your life, keep it up :)
    The 21 day challenge looks phenomenal! I'll defintiely be one of your biggest cheerleaders!

  6. Hey lovely lady!
    Just thought I'd share with you...corn tortillas are gluten-free. Not sure if you were aware, but they make a great substitute, may take some time to acquire the taste from the deelish flour tortillas!
    Also! Try spraying a little PAM onto a corn tortilla, sprinkle paprika and other spices you enjoy, pop in the oven under the broiler element for a few minutes, and you have deelish chips for a dip!! :)

  7. What fabulous goals you have. I'm so impressed!! Would you mind sharing with us some gluten-free meals? I would love to hear about it!

  8. Awe Tami, you rock! I know you understand this bread wise right now with lent. :) And we do a lot of Mexican food because of corn tortillas!
    Pink Tutu thank you for your incredibly sweet words. I'd be more than happy to share some gluten free meals, though my knowledge is still limited. You girls are all so wonderful, thanks for your support.


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