The most important to me is the physical part. That means to lose weight and get stronger and healthy. I am a sedentary person and I know that has to change now if I want to be an active healthy older Lori down the road. I don't want to be at the health level and weight that I am now. I really do want to be more active and not so lazy. Joining the gym, not sitting around as much and counting calories is a step in that direction. Physically, I want to be the Lori Greg married and the Lori I know I can be!
The emotional part I need to change is because I am a softy. I take everything to heart and take everything personally. I really want to take steps to change this. Sometimes when I try sticking up for myself or voicing my opinions, I just end up wondering for the rest of the week if that person is mad at me. I have been working on this and am doing better. In the past, if I really didn't want to do something, if asked I would do it. Now, I've learned to say no if it is something I don't want to do. It's hard when God makes you a certain way to change, but I really do want to be stronger with my opinions.
Lastly, the mental part. Mentally to me is the way I view myself. This is just me finding myself as a whole. Doing things just for me. Doing things I normally wouldn't do, because I was busy with my children, just never took the time to do them for myself, or was to concerned what other people thought. Finding out who I really am now that the kids are grown and basically gone. It is finding my independence. Finding my confidence to just do things I really want to do without validation from Greg, or other moms. It is deciding what to do with the second half of my life.
As I told you before I made that first step in that area in August.
Here is a picture of that.....
Oh yes, it is a tattoo! I've always wanted one....forever....but I am a baby and was always just to scared to get one. It is on my wrist, and it is a symbol for Harry Potter. Daughter Blayne and I got them together because we just love (obsessed with) the Harry Potter Books. I was nervous that I was "to old" for a tattoo. What will people think? It being on my wrist I was nervous because it is there for all to see. But I realized, who cares?? It's my wrist and my decision. Right? :) Besides, if I think I will be going somewhere where it really isn't appropriate, then I cover it up with a bracelet :) I just love it. I love catching it out of the corner of my eye because it is a visual of who I am becoming. Independent, strong, fun, confident Lori :)
"A girl should be two things: Who and What she wants."