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!
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| current weight: 153.0
Hey Corinne, Thanks for the motivational comment it's great to know someone cares. I know you can do it too. I'm impressed that you're doing that boot camp. I'm not that ambitious yet. If you're looking for a fabulous way to eat for the whole family, that won't feel like a diet, you might want to try the GI Diet for the Family. It's just sensible eating but I love the meal plans and recipes. I'm not tracking my cals, fat, carbs, etc. because the GI Diet is built a little differently. I am still tracking my Fitness which helps keep me on track. I think you already look great Corinne, just think how fabulous you'll look when you reach your goal. Keep it up - you can do it!
2771 days ago
I'm in, Buddy! Email me your sched this week - let's see if we can get together!
2785 days ago
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm loving P90X too, and as far as the late night workouts go...I'm getting ready to start a family soon, so I'm sure I'll be right there with ya!
2790 days ago
Hey - I found a p90x group you might like - it's on sparkpages, and is the first one on the list (biggest # of people).. had a link that you might find interesting about losing weight with programs like p90x.
2793 days ago
Yep - Rhythm of the Rockies was extremely generous, and are paying for me to come out to be with them for contest. :) I'll be there Fri-Sun. My first regional in a few years actually! Otherwise I wouldn't be going either.
2805 days ago