Monday, January 10, 2011
"A tulip doesn't strive to impress anyone.
It doesn't struggle to be different than a rose.
It doesn't have to. It is different.
And there's room in the garden for every flower."
I have never compared myself to anyone, I don't get mad when someone loses more weight than me, or is thinner, or can run faster or lift more weight than I can.
We are all different, each with our own abilities, successes and set-backs...I say set-backs rather than failure, as failure means giving up!
Now don't get me wrong, I like "friendly competition" this drives me to better MYSELF, not to out do the people I am with...I like to believe we drive each other to do the best we can...when we think we can't do something, can't lift more, can't go any faster...that little bit of encouragement from others just pushes me to try to do more than I thought I could.
Working out in a small group, such as the boot camp sessions I attend does all the above for me, as well as making working out fun!
I still work out on my own during the day, but then I only have myself to push me. I try to go faster than I did the previous session, go further than before...or complete the same distance in a shorter time.
Same with strength training, do more than previously, lift more, try something new...like pull-ups! Still working on that one!
Unbelievable to think this was taken just a week before I turned 40!
I will be 48 this year and I am in the best shape of my life.
90 pounds (6.5stone/41kg) lighter, non-smoker for almost 18 months (stopped after 30+ years) and now exercising 5 days a week!
I've come a long way (tooting my own trumpet lol) since that was taken and I have NO intention of going back to that! Just keep on improving where I can.
So, do what you can do, don't compare yourself to others, compete with yourself!
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Hi all and Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a good evening/weekend and have recovered if you over indulged lol
Myself and hubby just had a quiet night in, one glass of wine with a lovely venison dinner, another about 10pm then the 3rd and final glass to bring in the New Year. So no snacks or over drinking at all.
I did miss being in Thailand, as that is where we usually are during the winter, New Year is the main event (apart from the King's birthday on the 5th) as they don't "do Christmas".
Anyhow, after my indulgence at my sisters over Christmas I am just a pound away from my pre-Christmas weight, so very happy to start the New Year under 130 and plan to stay there!
Back to boot camp on Wednesday, which is the final one of the previous session...and then hopefully there will be another which puts more focus on fitness rather than weight loss.
I took measurements yesterday and they are still going down...18" total since Nov 1st....just two months!
I'll have to take some "progress pics", but am looking a bit pale due to no Thai sun lol
Good luck everyone with your 2011 goals, whether they be losing weight, inches, fitness or something totally non-related to weight loss!
Happy New Year!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Take twelve whole months,
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy,
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.
Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or
thirty-one different parts,
but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.
Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience, one part of courage,
and one part of work.
Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.
Blend with one part prayer,
one part meditation, and one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,
and a cupful of good humor.
Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile,
and serve with quietness, unselfishness,
You're bound to have a Happy New Year.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I was just 2 pounds from my goal on Christmas day, but then gained another 4 over the 5 day break!
I am very pleased with my results, just need to work on the extra couple pounds again and tighten up the body.
Hubby says I've lost enough and I do honestly agree with him, so although I would like to see the scale saying 120 something I will just work on my training and if any more pounds come off so be it, it's inches that matter most.
I've gone from a UK size 22-24 to a UK 10-12, something I never thought would happen and a size I haven't been in since first starting junior high!
So my goal for 2011 is to keep up my attendance at the gym and become fit and firm!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hoping the New Year brings all you wish for.
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