I can say what makes the difference in my life in every way is my relationship with Jesus. I could never ever ever have come this far without him. My faith has grown so much during this time that when I was laid off I wasn't even upset. If my life is in his hands then I can handle whatever challenges come my way and be stronger on the other side. I'm not saying I don't cry once in a while because I miss my son, but I have peace and can go on with my life.
So what does one do when they're laid off? Well look for work of course but as anyone knows who has been unemployed, that's not a 40 hour a week job. I decided to enjoy my time. I'm working on my finances by going through Financial Peace University (I HIGHLY recommend it for everyone!), working on my relationship with God by getting more involved in church, working on my relationships with friends by spending more time with them, working on my house and organization, and focusing on my health.
A week and a half ago I went in to a Herbalife health and wellness store and tried their 3 day challenge. Result...I'll tell you in a second, I just wanted to preface it with this. Three days I'm going to be able to see a difference, really? You've got to be kidding. Water weight, maybe. I'm not buying anything of significance would change. I was wrong. After three days I lost 10 lbs of body fat and gained 5 lbs of muscle. What the...??? Well ok, maybe that was a freak occurrence. Nope! Just had 4 of my friends finish the challenge of all shapes and sizes. They all saw a change too. Proper nutrition makes all the difference.
So now I'm doing my Herbalife shakes and supplements and earning a bit of cash doing it while I look for work. It makes me feel good helping other people! I've made the commitment to myself to lost 140 lbs by my 50th birthday in October. It's a very big goal losing an entire adult human being so I'm going to be blogging about it as I go. I need every method of focus I can come up with. I hope that someone finds this encouraging along the way. Cheers to change :)