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2015 - "I've got this!"

Hi - my name is Shanna and this is my attempt at tracking how I'm 'taking my body back' ! Come along for the ride if you're so inclined! I am constantly looking for motivation and creating my own -putting as much positive out to the universe as I can -what you put out there is what multiplies and comes back to you.
My motto: "What you believe, you can achieve."

I constantly challenge myself in the gym - trying all sorts of classes and weight routines and putting in 1-2 hours ...
Hi - my name is Shanna and this is my attempt at tracking how I'm 'taking my body back' ! Come along for the ride if you're so inclined! I am constantly looking for motivation and creating my own -putting as much positive out to the universe as I can -what you put out there is what multiplies and comes back to you.
My motto: "What you believe, you can achieve."

I constantly challenge myself in the gym - trying all sorts of classes and weight routines and putting in 1-2 hours most days after work, but my weakness has always been around 'food'. Nutrition -it really is 80% of the equation. I started out at 245lbs -then lost 75 lbs by kicking my ass in the gym over 3 years and putting a reasonable effort into healthy eating, but I relaxed a little too much and regained 25 lbs over 17 months. In October 2013 I decided to get busy with my promise to myself to figure out my nutrition, signed-up for a fitness and nutrition challenge with a body builder/personal trainer and took off 23 lbs and 21 inches in 77 days - lots and lots of hard work in the gym, preparing my food on Sunday for the upcoming week, not straying from my planned meals & snacks...even on all those eating occasions between Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas!!!!

Flashforward to Jan 1 2015 and I find that I have become distracted. Say hello to 30 lbs I thought were gone forever last year. It's true what they say about being 'a work in progress'. There are no short cuts, no magic pills, no overnight successes, it's simply trying to stay focused on my goals by making smarter choices every single day. Putting one foot in front of the other with intention every single day. It's a setback on the scale, and it's ok -it only measures the gravitational pull on my body -not the kind of person I am, or the things I can accomplish. I'm ok with it, because sometimes, I need to keep making the same mistake over and over again to finally figure out what really works for me. Life happens, yes that tricky thing called life. My plans got altered, I got injured, I got sick, I'm tired, my clothes got tight, I got depressed, I'm unhappy and stressed out at work, my body is fighting back because I'm not giving it the recovery time or nutrition it needs, I'm meeting roadblocks trying to get my foot injury resolved, a bazillion things are coming at me from all directions watering down my resolve, clouding up my minds-eye view of my goals. No matter, I've caught myself. It's game -on once again, figuring out what works for me -without the 2 hour daily gym visit to make up for the nutrition blunders. I need to find balance, need to learn how to relax. Time to close doors that need closing, and dump the things that no longer work for me.
Hello 2015 - I've got my game face on once again, it's go time - I've got this!

My motto "Stop holding yourself back".

My favorite quotes:

"Do or do not - there is no try." -Yoda

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)

"You must do the things you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter." -Dr.Seuss

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius

"Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will change."

"When you do nothing, nothing happens.....you have to give yourself the potential to shift."
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Member Since: 12/22/2010

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My Goals:
My goals for 2015 are:
-to get my foot injury resolved
-to find balance
-to reduce stress
-get back to a healthy BMI
-put the focus back on my nutrition -clean eating really is key!
-be open to new opportunities when looking for motivation and inspiration
-keep a food/exercise journal via my Spark page
-focus on my goals
-think positive and assume positive intent
-let go of perfectionism, negative thinking and self doubt
-be a cheerleader to others on this journey to health
-maintain my Fitness Instructor certification from Mossa and the YMCA

My Program:
2015 is about finding balance...and will be a work in progress:
-teach Mossa Group Power class 1 x week (practice 1-2 times/wk)
-weight train 3 x week
-spin/cycle class occasionally and for warmup/cooldown at gym
-yoga 1-2 x weekly
-daily walks (with dog 20-40 min)



Personal Information:
I live in Ontario, married - no kids. We have a cat, and in Aug 2014 adopted a one year old rescue dog -a golden retriever/collie mix -she's a doll! My hobbies are varied as I like variety and move from one thing to the next to keep life interesting. I have taken Stained Glass courses, tried ceramic painting; tai chi; bellydancing; pilates; kick boxing; zumba; bootcamp; and even a season of tennis. After a 20 year break (LOL)I was instructing Step aerobics classes at the local YMCA but when a foot injury sidelined that, I got my spin/cycle certification and also my Mossa Group Power certification (group power is a 1 hour full body workout with barbells, weights and a step). I enjoy anything creative. I've had my motorcycle license for 11 years now and traded in my 650 Yamaha V-Star for a Harley Softail Deluxe in Nov 2010 -in my first season on this new bike I logged 5000 miles during a trip to Thunder Bay Ontario!

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Find inspiration anywhere you can - it's all around you, you just have to be willing to 'see' it!

Smile - it's contagious!


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BEFIT015
8/21/2013 6:17:32 AM

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BLUEROSE73
7/28/2013 11:24:05 AM

Happy Sunday. Hope you're summer is going great. Are you still on track to do all you can today to reach your goals tomorrow? If so, great! If not, what can you change today that will help you feel accomplished? One little thing. Drink more water? Cut out soda? Go for a walk? Small changes add up.
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HEALTHY4ME
1/13/2013 9:10:44 PM

HI thanks for asking how I am. This was a super busy tiring weekend. I volunteer/was asked to help dd. Her hubby was away so she wanted to do up their spare room into a guest /office room for him. So I painted an entire frame for a day bed with trundle 2 coats etc. then we tidyed up... her back is out and mine isnt great so now I am ready for bed and beat. Hubby will go with her to pick up the mattresses and then set that up and it will be done. Good surprise but man I really worked hard. Ate super poor but worked it off, just not happy with my unclean choices, but I acknowledge they were choices and I made them. Back to taking care in the am. right now BED!



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HEALTHY4ME
1/1/2013 7:38:38 PM

HI I like your attitude so thought I would friend you so I don't lose you in the crowd of sparkers. I am from NS, we used to have a motorcycle but sold it as we hadn't used it in while due to be not being able to get on cos of bad back, knees and hips.
But I just like the attitude that you wrote about in your first blog and I too know that I put up a lot of those walls, self imposed.
So thanks and continued success!!



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ILUVTHE80S
12/24/2012 2:27:01 PM

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