My business has slowed down since December. New Zealand is a strange place for me ...people take a break from weight-loss, gym time, and eating healthy until the kids go back to school in February. New Year's resolutions don't start until February!!!! It's crazy to me. I simply can't understand this...it's driving me insane! All the hard work, all the time and money...GONE! Cuz you feel 1-2 holidays last 2 months long? Dumb! Ridiculous. My fat ass doesn't take a holiday...why should eating healthy! It's not like you stopped time for god's sake! LOL
Anyway You can hear my frustration...so now I am rebuilding my business with people who are DONE with excuses. My boss told me...do what you did before December...do your thing...it works!!!
*************Get back on the horse and ride it like you stole it! *********
I've heard the drove it like you stole it...which I also believe in...but I thought this one fit weight loss too!!! It's been in my head all day making me laugh!
So I thought I would share it. I had a really nice Valentine's day and ate too much, but it's okay! :) I made my first ever Banana Cake with homemade chocolate frosting!! All from scratch. It's a kiwi traditional thing and it was my man's Birthday as well and that's what he requested. I knocked it out of the park! He said it was one of the best he's ever tasted...almost better than his moms!!! YUP! That's right! SLAM DUNK!
What a cool feeling. :) And it was really really yummy! But just to give you an idea...cream, butter, and real milk chocolate was all that was in the frosting!!! LOL
So...back to the gym today and week 5 of Jillian Michael's Winning By Losing Workout started! Good stuff!
Hope everyone had some love yesterday for Valentine's....xoxox
My business is just starting to get busier again, but it's still slow...and I'm really unmotivated right now with it...so I am just taking the rest without the worry. I am in talkings with CEO about ideas and compensation using my ideas and running FB and Twitter and I haven't been getting paid on time and I really took that to heart. I love my job and my clients. I do great work and Christchurch is small...people are all up in everyone's business all the time and everyone knows everyone...etc. So I tread lightly in some areas! However...I am NOT going to be a doormat...so now I make them wait for me. I deserve to be paid for my work. I am thinking of just cutting ties with her and simply working with the franchise owner instead...he gets it...she drives him insane too. So...when I start work at Anytime Fitness on the 24th, plus my current clients and the new ones coming in, I have some other really cool ideas that I want to push forward...I see opportunities and ideas all day. When you are rested and brush stress away, your mind opens up to what is possible. I am writing everything down and researching everything...I will help people the way I want...on my terms...and I am so excited about that.
My man has been very supportive which has allowed me to breathe and be in this space as well. He's got my back. :) xoxo YEA!
And in the midst of this drama and relaxing...the scale has FINALLY moved! I could hardly believe it! I know my measurements are shrinking...my clothes are getting bigger and my muscles are showing, I'm lifting more weight during my reps, and I am making HUGE progress...but the scale was not showing it...until this week! Very cool stuff! I have been listening to my body. If I am tired and/or in pain, I rest and do extra at the gym the next day. I am committed and determined and want to see LOTS of muscles...so I will never slack again...but I have learned that rest does my mind and body good and I have to listen without guilt!
So...thats me for today!!! Hope you're all having a great week! XOX
While I was working out today I had a thought....so simple - DUH - things...
IF YOU ARE MAKING EXCUSES - YOU'RE NOT COMMITTED!!! Everyone is tired, sore, no time, kids, medical issues...etc. But while the whiners and excuses are being laid there are heaps of people that are making a way - finding a way - to make it happen!
So....that is all...but this thought was something I had about my clients...and what I use to be like compared to what I am now!! WHOOPEE!!!
I try to avoid visits from my Aunt Flo...you ladies know her! But every once in awhile she makes a surprise visit and messes me up. I am normally anemic...but she's here it's really bad. I am SUPER tired and crave very bad things! So yesterday I just didn't get to the gym...boy I felt guilty...then I realized that money was VERY tight and my clients are still not all back on the wagon...so money is short...but then something happened. One of my newer clients started bragging about me on Facebook and thanks to her, I got 4 more clients today!!! Then...I decided I may need a part time job until my clientele builds up...so I reluctantly wrote a cover letter and a list of places I might want to work...FUN places that I liked and enjoyed...tattoo places, gyms, vets/kennels, etc. But then I decided I better get to the gym because I had 2 days to make up! So I went and got talking to Emma the owner and I now have a part time job at Anytime Fitness!!! And she will let me promote my weight loss business! I'm super excited! I love my gym! And it's like a final tool in my toolbox to help people reach their goals. SO...less stress, helping more people and I got in a great workout! Not bad of a day!!! :)
Sort of lounged around today. Got a little extra sleep which was nice. Then finally around 7 PM I went to the gym...yup...that's right...I had all day and finally went at 7 PM! I made this amazing recipe for lunch - Broiled Tilapia Parmesean....SP recipe. Really yummy!!! and I had a fabulous workout...yesterday I found the elliptical that is right in front of the AC vent....WHOO HOO...longer and better workouts for me!!!!! I have asthma and overheating and headache issues if I get too hot...so the colder the better! :)
Came home and made salmon and again...YUM!!! Now I need to get ready for bed...my man is off watching the cricket matches with the boys! PATTY TIME! LOVE IT! :)
Have a great weekend!