Original post: October 24, 2016
It’s been an interesting past couple of weeks in my household, and I was honestly at a loss for words. A little over two weeks ago, I received the unwelcome news that my position was being eliminated and was laid off. If you know me well, you know that I loved what I was doing so it was difficult news to receive, and I’m still trying to work things out as I do a little soul searching for what’s next.
Thankfully, I have a few distractions in my life that are helping me keep a healthy focus and fueling me with energy to embark on my new professional adventure. Because let’s face it…at this point in time, if you haven’t been laid off once in your career, then you haven’t been pushed by fate to keep driving and learning professionally. There is a silver lining in every dark cloud.
I thought I was done going out of my comfort zone when I agreed to work with Ray, but I guess this journey is a part of my training ground for life. I giggle now because the weight loss journey still feels like the most difficult commitment I have had to make. So am I worried about finding what’s next? Not too much (yet). I’m more nervous about finding the perfect next phase so I’m going to try and take my time.
For now, let’s continue to push me out of my comfort zone and stay on track with my fitness goals!
I’m super lucky to have friends that have immediately reached out to make sure I’m not freaking out, and have helped me unwind from the shock. There’s been a lot of crazy adventures and it’s too much to post all at once, but I promise you there are fitness stories to share! And I’ll start sharing them this week!
The most important update I can give is where I am on my crazy bet with Ray to convert him in to a voter this election period.
Our ultimate deadline is November 1st and I have a target weight loss goal of 42 pounds.
Am I close? Yes
I reached 35 pounds five days ago, and I’ve lost a few more pounds since then. I’m going to need to buckle down these next couple of days, but I promise you…
THIS IS HAPPENING.
The year that the Chicago Cubs go to the World Series is the year Ray Peleckas will vote! Both of these events will be EPIC and LIFE CHANGING….fate has made it so!