Focus......

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

FIGURING OUT THE FIFTIES.... SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.......

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

making a list and checking it twice.....

LEGS DAY!!!!! Woohooo love legs, lovvvvveee legs...

Squats went up in leaps and bounds... well the weight on the end of the bar did, the squats actually went down sloooowlyyyy and then back up slowwwwwlllyyyy...

I want to get a bench upstairs to the leg area (easier said than done) so I can have a go at Box Squats... now I just have to be reeealll nice to hubby, hmmmm in that case it's probably not going to happen.. LOL

Cardio - 40 mins, 450 cals, back to HIIT without leg pains...

Sooo I have been thinking about the Xmas list for my daughter and that lead me to my New Years Resolution... yep when you get this old your brain wanders.. usually in the opposite direction to where you are heading... and you find yourself standing in a room for no reason at all... See there it went again!!!

Anyhoooo so I think to myself... "myself... what's going to be your New Years Resolution????"

Myself then said "Hang on!!!! I actually achieved my Last Years New Years Resolutions!!!! Woohooo!!!"

Last New Years Eve I said...

This year I want to loose 20kg... DONE IT PLUS SOME!!!!!!
This year I want to leave the job I hate soooo much - DONE IT!!!
This year I want to work in our business - DONE IT!!!!

Then the more I thought about it the more I realised how great this year has been for me, in fact how great it has all just seemed to flow on through...

I have been pretty lucky this year and my life is going in a great direction, I think being healthy and fit has had an enormous effect on me, far more than just physically.

For probably the first time in my life I now put myself first, I have always been the peace maker in my family, smile and nod, smile and nod.... Not this year!

Had a war with my Brother which has sorted itself out, thankfully, but hell it felt great to finally say NO! I do not want to do something to make someone else happy even though it will make me miserable.

I have learnt to say no to things that I would have previously done, even though they would have put strain and stress on me, and you know what??? I survived, the sky did not fall in, people do not hate me, they have learnt to accept that I can not be everything to everyone at the cost of my Self.

Yes it has caused the odd hiccup - War with Bro, Hubby getting a bit of a shock, Mum and Daughter getting used to me not being as available as I was, a fair bit of deep and meaningful conversations with Self - but in the end everyone has accepted it and I am so much happier and confident with Self.

So I truely believe that being fit and healthy has far more influence on the inside of your head than what the scales, calipers, clothes and people do...

Of course I will still approach the scales every morning expecting them to suddenly jump 20kgs and yell - I WAS JUST KIDDING YOU ALL YEAR!!!!!!

soooooo my New Year Resolutions might just be......

This year I am going to Believe In Self.
This year I am going to run the full length of the waterfront.
This year I am going to spend more time with my Grandbabies.

ohhh what the Hell... This year I am going to squat 120kgs!!

2 comments:

gypsy77 said...

Go Cath!

I bet you achieve all that too! Your one very determined lady....now get down and give me 90seconds of burbees...no excuses!

And make sure it's after 90 secs of push ups and follow it with 90 secs of mountain climbers...pronto!

Hehe!

witchazel said...

Hey maybe you should consider a career as a Drill Sargeant - ohhh or Dominatrix LOL