2009 - definitely better shape!
Me and my sweet boy
I'm 44 years old. I have a 6 year old and 4 year old twins - my pregnancies were great, but my second pregnancy quite dramatically affected my ability to stay fit - I'm not doing too badly, but I definitely want to get back to my pre-baby weight. Interestingly enough, my clothes don't fit much differently, but I have fat on my abdomen that I'm not used to having. I'm determined to drop this weight! I've invited a bunch of friends to help me to be accountable for my efforts, which is really helping keep me motivated (something I'm having REAL trouble doing on my own right now!).
New quotes to add to my motivation:
"Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.”
“Fall seven times. Stand up eight.”
“Know your limits…but never stop trying to exceed them.”
And my absolute FAVOURITE:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful, beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
I have REACHED my goal. So proud and happy to say that al my work has finally paid off. I am now a licensed, working ZUMBA Fitness instructor and loving every minute of it!
I'm following the SparkPeople nutrition guide, eating lots of whole grains, fruits and veggies, drinking plenty of water, and getting as much exercise as I can!
I've been doing Zumba once a week at my local Community Centre and I just started a running program. I intend to do a 10K in April and be down 10 pounds (or more) by then!
| current weight: 153.0
Hey Corinne, Thanks for checking in. I've found it hard to stay focused on weight loss since I got sick. So naturally I've gone up a couple - well 4 lbs to be honest. I'm avoiding the scale these days. I've lost my motivation I guess. Jenn is back up here now and we're going for a walk today. So I'm determined to get back on track as of today. I will start tracking my food again, I know that's the key. I'm feeling 99% better. No more pain, TG. I do still get dizzy for whatever reason. I'm seeing my Dr. next week for results of the millions of tests they did. But I think I'll survive :) Thanks again for keeping in touch. It helps.
Looks like you're doing great. Wow, running 6K in the rain. Now that's dedication. Good for you. I love your profile picture. Great hair. Take care, see you Tuesday. xo
1929 days ago
Thanks for your comments on my latest blog. You're right, of course. I will try to remember to take it one day at a time. See you tomorrow.
1974 days ago
Hi SP Buddy, You're so right about the chocolate bars. I do need to take control of those myself. They're still in the house and I see them every day when i go into the office. So far I haven't been tempted - maybe 'cause they're not my favourite anyway. If I was tempted I would track the calories, etc. but it's best not to have them around. I'll put them at the door for Art to take out to his shop later.
Jen downloaded some Zoomba classes for us so I might give that a try today. I love dancing and this looks like fun. Will have to take it easy though, ruddy back still playing up a bit.
I'm staying steady at 3 lbs gone since Jan. 1st which is great since I celebrated with a nice bottle (almost) of wine on my birthday :) I tracked the calories so I was good. How are you doing with the weight loss this time?
Won't be at chorus tonight, still not over the cold either. Hope to see you next week. Maybe we can talk about the "Houston Challenge"? Have a great day and enjoy rehearsal tonight. Hugs, xo
1995 days ago
Ok - I'm back, are you? Haven't seen sparkpeople for a while, but thought I would give it a shot again..
2436 days ago
Congrats on your weight loss. Keep up the good work!
2610 days ago