Friday, July 13, 2012
First off, it's not only a physical fitness goal for me, but a financial one as well. As I told some friends, my prom dress in high school was made for $50 by a friends mother to save money. My first wedding dress was only $75 and my last wedding dress was only $124. I won't say exactly what I'll be paying for my ball gown, but it's roughly over 4 times the prices of those.
Secondly, I'm going all out. I want my Cinderella night. My husband and I never had the big dancing reception for our wedding, and I just want the night to be magical.
Lastly, I want be able to show off my new body, in my new dress to all the friends and family that I do not see on a daily basis. I rarely post photos of myself, because ... well, I'm the one taking the pictures!! DUH!! lol
I'm going to be kicking things up a notch with Step 3 nights a week, as well as some Turbo Jam and Insanity that they do here at our Fitness Center on base. I'm also going to find time for strength and weight training. I like defined bodies. Muscles are SEXY! My birthday is next month, and I want to walk in that ball lookin' FINE AT 39!!!
Do you have any extra incentives? Something outside the norm... health, family, etc.?? Let me know! I know this picture is posted above my head at my desk right now in my little home office where I'll have to look at it every day and make me accountable!
Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy!!!
written by Cheryl Chamberlain at 5:37 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
A lot of people are turned off by step because of the coordination involved, but as an old step instructor of mine used to say, as long as you keep moving, you'll get the benefits of it. I know my first and this last class I had people walked out. I don't know if they just had to be elsewhere, or if they quit on themselves. I can be tough, but in the back of my mind, I remember how great I felt after losing weight and being able to buy clothes in a size I wasn't ashamed of. You have to keep in mind that 14 years ago, I was 250lbs. So while most strive for a little size 4, I'm happy with a 10. I'm 5'7", and with my body frame, I would basically look anorexic if I was a size 4! Just not a fit and healthy look for me.
I also have realized that last time I lost a bit amount of weight was when I was blogging. I read a lot of fitness blogs as well, and I really think it kept me mentally and emotionally motivated. I know that this term I'm also taking and exercise and fitness course in college, so that will help me as well.
I'm not looking to be "thin". I'm looking to be fit and healthy. A good weight, with good muscle tone, and an active lifestyle that will help me with my diabetes and CAD. I'll be hitting 40 next August, so I want to be able to say that I am in better shape than I was in my 20's, which right now, I already have a great head start on.
Keep on keeping on folks! Have a great weekend!!
written by Cheryl Chamberlain at 10:35 PM