Friday, January 1, 2010

What I Learned In 2009!

Inspired - I am so inspired and ready to make 2010 the best year of my 41 years on this earth. I am on a run away train with no brakes. My plan is to run through all the road blocks and over speed bumps. Yesterday, I informed my friends and family that the road is open so hop on. In 2009 I learned so many things about myself and tested the waters of change. In 2010 my goal is make things happen and see results.

What I learned in 2009:

1.- I learned in 2009 that I did not have the support of some of my friends. It hurt but I got over it.

2. - I learn being honest with myself was going to be the key to my success.

3. - I learned to recognize distractions.

4. - I learned that putting a plan on paper was a great way to hold myself accountable.

5. - I learned and accepted my binging behavior and stop it.

6. - I learned to pamper myself because my body deserved it.

7. - I learned that weight lifting is a great way to drop weight fast.

8. - I learned to put myself first and not feel guilty about it.

9. - I learned to love myself no matter what happens.

Dumping Toxic Friendships: I also made a decision not to hold on to toxic friendships because that is bad for my health as well. Yesterday, I was able to get the last toxic person out of my life. There has only been 2, thank God. I will call her "grudgegirl". She invited me to her New Years party yesterday and I told her I had plans. She snobbishly said "okay that is strike 2 for you" and I said "no let's make that strike 3 on you". I informed her that true friends don't put strikes on one another. As I look back she has been toxic for many years but I put up with it because I did not have to see her as much. She is known for holding petty grudges and judging others. So, I politely wished her a Happy New Year and made up my mind that she has to go for good. There is no purpose or room for her in my life. I felt wonderful because I honored myself. Like MJB sings "No More Drama"!


  1. Good for you!! Love your list. You are going to have a great 2010!

  2. Wow! Sounds like a great decision. No point in having people like that in your life when you are learning to be a better you!

  3. Getting rid of people who really don't care about you is a marvellous idea. We don't do it because we are so nice and we don't want to offend. I too have cut back on some so called friendships- it feels so liberating!

  4. You're right. We shouldn't waste our precious time on those people that try everything to make life miserable. Way to go!

  5. Good for you! Some people need to be be kicked to the curb and it sounds like she was definitely one of them. Now on to bigger and better things for 2010, lol :-)

  6. Great lessons learned in 2009! I am sure 2010 will be a great year for you!

    By the way, sounds like you made a good decision about getting rid of toxic friendship.

  7. I've been learning about letting go of friendships too. I'm learning that if a friend makes you feel bad about yourself, even if the intentions are good it's still not a healthy friendship! Great lessons!