Tuesday, March 27, 2007
"I'm A Survivor"
On a bleak December day,
I caught a glimpse of me.
Reflections shouted "Out of shape!"
I was so unhappy!
The Biggest Loser caught my eye
and made me shed a tear.
It gave me goals to set in place
and get my butt in gear.
I quickly logged on to the net
which opened up my eyes
To others striving for good health
and shaping up their theighs.
One-hundred people formed a group
a lady organized.
We planned twelve weeks of working out,
but they dropped like flies.
No voting off was needed there,
they left on their accord.
But some stayed on to lose their weight,
refusing to be bored.
The pounds I dropped throughout each week
kept me in the game,
and closer to my team-mates
who tried to do the same.
Their kindness and support
pumped me up and made me bold.
I felt so great to be a part
of Silver and Gold.
Twenty pounds have melted off
from becoming a better chooser.
Because of new-found friends,
and The Biggest Loser!
By Me :)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I just received the Biggest Loser workout from a friend of mine, and I am so amazed at the intensity of this workout! There is some serious burn in there... I have been alternating between my Turbo Jam and the BL videos this week which has been a great variety for me. I am feeling different muscles, which is great that I am cross-training different parts! I love it!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
I've gotten off-track the past week and need to gain the momentum that I had before. I had out of town guests and going in and out of town these past couple of weeks has really taken a toll on my routine.
I have realized how important and easy my water intake is - keeping a glass with me every where I go, and making sure there is one next to my bed when I sleep is essential. I drink a glass when I wake up & before bed, one at each meal & usually about 3 during my workout, so that puts me right around 8 glasses a day!
My workouts have been sporatic around company, but I have been consistantly using my videos getting between 40-80 min. when I have the time. Since the weather has been bad lately my walking has really dropped but as soon as the sun peeks out, I am on my feet and heading out the door!
I am gearing up for another round of visitors next week, so I really need to step up my game and double up on some days...
" I CAN keep my priorities while life goes on!!"
Friday, March 16, 2007
I spent my day yesterday planning out what to do with the attic in my new home. It's not a very large space, with the fire place chimney shooting through the middle of the room, which breaks up the room into two smaller sections.
Boxes of pictures and files lined the walls, and a few sporatic chairs placed awkwardly throughout the room. I had to make a decision as to what was important with this space. Storage was out of the option, I pulled out the boxes and toted them down to the basement. The mix/matched chairs had to go as well, and were replaced with a lovely glass table and wicker chairs. I hoisted up two papason lounges and placed them in front of the window. A few pictures, shells and some nice deco were added, and suddenly the room began to take shape.
A blanket here, a few inspirational books thre and suddenly I made a lovely little space that I wanted to spend time in. I opened up the window to let the sun shine in, set my vision board on a nearby shelf and finally sat in comfort, basking in my newfound space.
There in the quiet of my thoughts, I began writing my goals. I could actally hear myself, my thoughts, my dreams...
It is so important to have a place of one's own. A space to go and clear your mind. I think this will be a wonderful refuge for me during this time of transformation in my life, and I feel so blessed to have it.
Friday, March 16, 2007
I use the Turbo Jam videos and I noticed the pasty white girl in the group whose abs are protruding out of her waist. Although she stands out like a sore thumb in a crowd of tan, muscular bodies, I somewhat relate to her since I've moved from sunny California to Oregon - my skin has not seen the light of day in 6 months... not to mention I used to have her stature (no, my abs were not popping out of my skin like that, but aproximately the same build.
Well, The other day I had the craziest dream the other day...
I was getting ready in my dressing room and I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the vanity mirror. What a surprise when, with a slight move, I noticed my abs being hard as rocks. I kept moving from side to side noticing the defenition and saying to myself, "wow, that's me... they're actually IN there!"
That's when the dream took a turn, as I looked closer my mid-section was terribly white. How strange.. "I don't think that IS me". With another observation, I realized that I had HER abs. (LOL)
You know, I really think that it is my subconcious telling me that they are still there. They say your muscles have a memory, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that mine will remember that they are strong, lean and beautiful... I know my dream will surface, but when it actually manifests I want to make sure it is tan and nicely formed :)
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