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
Hawaii was great! Too short by far, and I brought back the flu with me (in bed now), but we had an awesome time visiting the volcanoes, snorkeling and relaxing. :) Are you going to regional?
2646 days ago
Don't you love Plyo? I hate it, but I LOVE it. ;)
I loved P90X - can't wait to have time to jump back in again! One of the best workouts around for sure!!
2657 days ago
Thinking about you today - I'm off to Hawaii with Tom for the week in a few days. When I come back, let's find a way to get together, even if it's just the two of us for coffee, ok? Seriously. Let's make it work. :)
2658 days ago
Hi Corinne tried many things, and exercise it's just no me, more of an intellectual unfortunately, but I still do it because of the effect.
2683 days ago
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2699 days ago