Change A Habit: Change Your Life

What is it about seismic shifts that we never see them coming?


They just sorta happen- willy nilly, when we’re least expecting them.

You feel something moving underfoot but you don’t quite lose your balance.

Yes, there are objects tipped on their side but maybe there’s a reasonable explanation.

You think “I’ll keep an eye out: be more observant”, but as you begin to set the tipped vase upright- you decide it’s been there long enough. Time to put it away. Maybe give it away. Probably toss it out.

And with this notion you begin to look around and see things with new eyes: Eyes that don’t need glasses to bring things to focus.

Eyes that are seeing color more vibrant then before.

You feel a calm settle in, but it’s not just any kind of ‘calm’ this feeling of quite: It’s a kind of certain-ness- of quite resolve, the most potent kind.

You’ve been blessed with the opportunity of clarity…

And clarity is powerful stuff.



Such are the shifts happening to me and mine.


Some I can divulge. Some I can not- yet.


Suffice to say that even the smallest change of habit can lead to snowballs growing into avalanches.



How’s that for a ‘visual’?

Pretty dramatic- non?

Enough with you Cheryl.

Jesus, you can beat a dead horse.


This is simply my way of saying that ‘change’ is underfoot and it feels wonderful- beginning with a diet and exercise plan that’s actually working.

Of course, it helps if you get your med’s in order (and take them as prescribed idiot woman).

It also helps if your slender royally manicured feet are being held to a bigass fire and by ‘fire’ I mean a wedding and by ‘bigass’ I mean something else.



10 lbs have been lost in 16 days.


My bum knee doesn’t hurt anymore because I’m stronger.


My face is melting away but you can’t have everything. Thank God for botox and filler.


Now, you may ask how I did this?


Let me tell you. (It’s a revolutionary new idea): Diet and exercise.


Clean eating (And drinking, but thats’ another post).


Intense cardio and strength training.


Seven frickin’ days a week.


I don’t have a ‘target’ weight. I have a dress I need to wear well, instead.


But ya know what’s happened?


It’s rocked my world.


I TRULY did not believe I could EVER feel this again; This strong, sooo clear headed, confident (more confident), unafraid, and ready to take on a few more challenges and change a few things up.


Look out World. I’m feeling seismic shifts a’coming and it’s all because of one

Change Of Habit.



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  • Carla - And simply reading this made my day brighter and me smile.
    <3 <3ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - ANd ‘heart’ you back Carla! You just made mine.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - Yay for you! You’ve inspired me to change some bad, deep-seated habits – it CAN be done!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’ve got plenty more bad habits but ya gotta start somewhere-non, Sheryl?ReplyCancel

  • Krista Williams - I loved the flow of this post! Congratulations – how incredible and amazing!

    It’s so true, that small habits make your life and who you are – I think this is a great reminder. I love it.

    • Cheryl - Thank you Krista! The coolest thing about this is that I didn’t think I could do it— and I am!!!ReplyCancel

  • Steena Hammer - Good for you! Making the change isn’t always the hard part – sticking it out past the one week mark is. With 16 days in, you’ve got this!! Can’t wait to see you in that dress!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And I WILL post photo’s! God help me but I will. Thanks for stopping by Steena. Much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - I get it. I do. Similar things are going on in my world, My doc, “mean mommy” gave me a stern lecture. My now dead friend, gave me advice. It all worked. It IS working. Still. Yes, girl, rock on!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh, I KNOW you ‘get it’. I think you ‘get’ me as a matter of fact. Loved your post today btw. You’re an interesting woman Carol. Very interesting….ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski - Sounds wonderful and congratulations on your upcoming event.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - Cheers! I’m so happy for you that good and positive avalanches have come your way β€” and your hard work is paying off. Keep it up, my friend!

    (I was scared at first you were going to write about BAD things that have snowballed, life changes that hurt and harm. Thankful that’s not the case!)ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I saw that that might be the way people might anticipate the post going but I really wanted to begin with the power of motion, and I tend to be d-r-a-m-a-t-i-c so there you have it! And here you have it again. Dear Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - WOW, how very inspiring! I’m excited to read what diet you are on. So happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Jones - It’s so empowering to take what sometimes are baby steps toward a goal…but then you see RESULTS! Congratulations on making such progress!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - How fabulous! You have inspired me. Bad habits are hard to break. Nothing like an event to help motivate us. You GO GIRL!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanie Killion Tamburini - This is great- so happy to discover your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Aishwarya S - Sometimes that one habit is the reason where we are going wrong. I’m glad you got it under control. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And now people around me are changing their habits! Amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Steffanci Sikorski - Oh do I feel ya’ sister. My daughter’s wedding is in 3 weeks and I’ve been behaving since last August. What amazes me is that even at our age, change can work. AND, I’ve influenced many people around me who have embraced eating cleaner and exercising. It was not my intent, but isn’t that a nice by-product?! Congrats, I’m sure you will look and better yet, FEEL amazing on the big day!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Raimondo Warren - Super post! I was LOL throught it. I hear you and once we embrace change we can accomplish so much more:) Thanks for your honesty,ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Good for you. Yes, if you are overweight, diet and exercise work wonders. So do correct meds. The knee is also better because of the weight loss. Enjoy the reconstructed you.ReplyCancel

  • Carollynn - Congrats on your shifts… Can’t wait to see the changes – I’m sure you’ll be as amazing and gorgeous as ever.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’m feelin’ pretty good! Look out World! XXOOReplyCancel

  • Daniela Vaughan - Good for you!! It’s amazing the changes that can occur when you alter one habit, change one recurring thought in your head, set one new intention. The world is a wonderful place if we SHOW UP for it!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne Joyce - Awesome, Cheryl! I have no doubt that you will rock that dress!ReplyCancel

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