Thursday, July 29, 2010

The challange and power of Change

WOW two months have know gone by since Ed and I started the Dream Project.

I have a confession to make on my weight loss goal. I have not done as great as I had planned. I have lost 5 pounds which I am happy with but I know I can do so much better.

Do you ever start off on fire and focused and ready but then after some time you lose you momentum? That is me. I think with all the change we have been facing and have had to think about I have let my emotions take over and I became to consumed with everything.

I will say that with all the changes I have gone through a mental and spiritual cleanse looking back over my life and who I really am. Since my husband started a company I became Ed's wife instead of Julie the real me. I have had to ask myself this question this week who am I really. I have taken on just being Ed's wife and having the label of his company, that I have let that be who I am. I am able to let go of that know and move forward and we are able to work together on many things which is very exciting as some of you have heard.

I have had a dream since I was in my late teen early adult to inspire others and to learn to love who they are. I feel God telling me over and over again the words (it's time)

I have felt God saying to me and showing me that, that is not me and there is more to Julie than that and I can go out there and make a difference and do amazing things. Joining the dream project and doing the videos have really opened my eyes to the possibilities out there and from so many great people like Susan Davis, Debbie Stevens and so many other amazing people who have been really helping me along this journey I am on.

Tonight Susan Davis has a very important question from her video: What are you willing to do to get what you want?

I have been thinking about that ever since: What am I willing to do?

1. Eat Healthy and stick to my plan
2. Get up early and get my workout in no matter what
3. Spend time in Prayer, reading, journaling, meditation and affirmations daily.
4. Video every other day while doing my workouts on things that inspire me.
5. Face my fears (run to them)

Thanks to the great work that Bill Phillips does on Transformation and all the amazing lessons I have been doing the past few weeks has really opened my eyes to what is really going on inside of me. It's truly amazing the things you learn about yourself as you peel away the layers of emotions within and how much easier eating healthier becomes and your workouts become fun and you begin to enjoy them more.

I promise to work hard and move forward no matter what.

Check out a video I did with our daughter Abbie.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Love always
Julie Elliott


  1. keep up the good work Julie! We are out here cheering for you and to help with that accountability.

    Being surrounded by a like minded group of people who also want to help people is very powerful, let's all stay connected and support each other.

  2. I want to congratulate you on putting your goals and action plan for one in written form, and two sharing them with the group.

    It shows a dedication and opens you to accountability to allllll of us now. Hopefully a few people will, and I am happy to be one of them, but maybe ask a few people to help you be accountable.

    Something that not always is fun, but it does have a power is setting up a penalty for not obeying your objective. Just an idea.

    Good luck and have a great day!


  3. Julie, Very inspiring post! Keep up the good work! Enjoy your bootcamp, make it fun! Thanks, Joseph McDevitt

  4. Hi Julie,
    You sound very determined! I'm sure you find that if something is genuinely important to you, it becomes possible to make the time or take the effort to do something about it.

    I don't know about you, but when I have a really big goal to accomplish (and I do, in January - a sport thing and I'm currently injured to can't train!), it's easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. When that happens to me I try to remind myself why I'm doing it, and as with all goals, it helps to have a why. But I also break the overall goal down into lots of manageable chunks, which themselves are far less daunting.

    So if I need to lose some weight, say 10lbs, it sounds a lot. A pound or 2 per week doesn't sound so bad. I do this with lots of things, especially for projects or tasks I don't enjoy, or challenges that scare me witless.... ! :)

    Anyway, thank you very much for sharing and I wish you well. I'll check back from time to time to follow your progress so be sure to keep us posted!



  5. Julie,
    Way to go, girl! Putting your goals out there, admitting a setback and being authentic is not so easy to do. I admire you for sharing so openly with us.

    Abagail has a great head start on life by stating her goals and designing a vision board at her tender age.

    I feel your love. You are setting the bar high:)

  6. Hoozah Julie!
    Way to go and congrats on putting your goals out there!...I also love that you are teaching Abbie that whole process of setting goals to work toward. Keep up the great work!!

  7. Hi Julie

    Dont give up on your dream and dont lose hope in your self if you did not make your Goal just keep on moving in the same direction you will get there ,great video
    see my video about dreams

  8. Julie, knowing who you are in Christ and what you're called to do will give you a firm foundation that He will release and use you when the time comes.

    As you continue your journey, keep up the faith and the work, and one day, bam! you'll know you are ready to go!

    Steven Winata

  9. Hi there Julie my friend,

    I applaud you for your determination and strength. You only fail when you don't get back up after a fall. Because we do all fall down, the successful ones just get back up. I'm here cheering you on because I'm confident that you can do this. Great job Abigail on starting toward your dreams so early. Rock on!

    Debbie Stevens

  10. Hey Julie,
    This is my first time at Elliott's and I found you and your daughter Abbie inspiring. I certainly wish I had got my daughters to make goals for themselves when they were young!

    Hope Abbie has lots of fun as a Flower Girl!!


  11. Hi Julie,
    You and Abbie both have some great goals and plans to reach them.
    You have the right mindset to reach your goals by just pressing on and especially setting up and doing your workout boot camps.
    You and Ed can be proud of yourselves for getting Abbie thinking about and setting her goals. She'll be so well on her way to achieving all her dreams as she gets older. Maybe she's like to inspire people with more videos where she's the star.
    I'm also sure, Julie, that you will reach you goal as well and continue to learn and appreciate who you really are.
    Keep moving forward as you have been.
    Dawn and Dave

  12. Thank you Joe for your love and support, it means a lot to me

  13. Thank you Snorkel for your love and support

  14. Thank you Andrew for the great reminders and to remember to work on the little things that will help me get to my big goals.

  15. Thank you Darlene for your support and incourgement.

  16. Hello Theuns, great to hear from you. Thank you for your suppot. I am still moving.

  17. Thank you Steven for your reminder and prayer that means a lot to me, and sometimes I forget.

  18. Hello Debbie, Thank you so much for your love and support and amazing advice through our journey. I really love learning from you and Susan and being inspired every week from the journey you are both on. Love ya

  19. Soocee, Thank you so much, we are having fun learning and teaching our daughter the things we have learned and un-learn a few as well. It is a great summer and a journey ahead.

  20. Thank you Dawn and Dave for your love and support in our journey. I am so thankful that Ed has connected with you both and the team. What a amazing blessing your are to our lives. Love ya

  21. Hi Julie,

    Wow, what an incredibly inspiring post! This total transparency on your part shows such amazing courage and strength. I'm so happy to know you and really look forward to spending more time on your blog.

    Please know that you are a complete success, especially in your weight loss - even if you have not done as well as you would have hoped for. You're moving forward and making it closer and closer to your goals each and every day, growing in strength and love. With the amazing attitude you have, I know you will achieve all that you set your heart to.

    Congratulations, and be blessed!

    Kathy Jodrey

  22. Hi Julie,
    That periodic reassessment of what we are doing here on planet Earth seems to be essential to happiness, even though it can be very unsettling. Fun to see you with your daughter.
    Carolyn, your friend from TSA

  23. Being accountable to all of us is a great start.Tomorrow is always a new day.You can do it if you really want it.How important is this goal to you? I will be happy to help you if you ask.

  24. Hi Julie,

    It's always great to stop and think about who we are and what we're here for... it's all too easy to get a little lost sometimes! I love the sound of your calling to help people love who they are... a very valuable gift to the world.

    Keep up the great work re. weight lost - you deserve to be fit and healthy and although it can be very hard work to get to where you want to be, it's work for you - it's a wonderful gift to yourself.

    Kind regards,

    Emma :)

  25. Hi Julie,

    Great post. I am so excited for your relative that is getting married. I am sure that your daughter will do an excellent job as the flower girl.

    It's good to reflect on what calling we have. Getting back on track is what keeps us focused.

  26. Thank you very much Kathy. I find to really help each other we have to be real and open. Thank you for your loving support, it means a lot to me. Love ya

  27. Carolyn, thank you very much for your support and your right we always have to be looking at where we are at and sometimes changes things a little to move forward.

  28. Thank you very much Beverly for your kind words and support to help me in this journey. I have a few great people helping me. I am really trying to work on the inner things that sometimes stop me from moving forward.

  29. Emma, thank you for your kind words, love and support. The journey has been an eye opener to where I am to where I want to go. I am continuing to work on it everyday.

  30. Hello Tim

    I am glade to report the wedding was beautiful and my daughter did an amazing job and she danced her heart out with all the girls all night. It was a great time to spend with family and friends and re-connect.

  31. Go for it! I love this community online! I feel such support, and I can see you do too! Keep it up, stay strong! You'll reach your goals! (I can't figure out where this picture is comming from! I've updated my picture and this google one is still here - any ideas?)