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.......

Friday, 12 June 2009

OMG I have been published......

Sooooooo after going over my options on ways to change my employment....
And...
Adding to this all the amazing comments I have been getting from other women my age...
Then...
Adding to that being told of several womenwho are much younger who are now getting fitter and training harder with the instructors at my gym after seeing my before and after pictures on the wall....

I swallowed hard and sent in my story ( including the embarrasing before and during photos) to our local newspaper.... and they published it!!!!!!

WOW! I am now world famous on Bribie Island LOL, I am not sure where this will lead, who knows who will read it....

I only hope that somewhere out there someone who thins that they can not be fit and healthy will be inspired and see that you can change your health and fitness no matter what obsticles you go through and that they decide they can do it too. If this is the one thing that my article does I will be a happy little mushroom!

Trained back and triceps this morning. Then spent the day at sucky job, and was even told by the boss that I would have her job one day... do you have any idea how hard it was not to run screamng from the room in terror LOL
It is my parents 61st wedding anniversary today!!!! As usual it is a fine cloudless day. In 61 years it as only rained on their anniversary 3 times, so if anyone out there needs a fine day for something special choose June 12th!!!
They spent the day looking after Miss Lily their great grandchild and according to my Mum that made it all the more special.

We are all gathering at the waterfront on Sunday for a family BBQ to make up for missing my birthday and to celebrate that we are blessed to have Mum and Dad together still. I love that they stil hold hands when they walk together. The have actually been in love since they met at work when they were 13 years old, so that is 72 years they have been holding hands!!! How fabulous is that... My Dad reckons it helps that he became nearly deaf a few years back LOL.





5 comments:

Tearose said...

Grats on being published!! That is so sweet about your parents and LOL on the almost being deaf part. You can be sure your story will motivate and inspire more then you can know. You definitely inspire me!

Kerry W said...

Hey Kath

I'm sure your publication will inspire many others. It's amazing how people talk and just the little things we do can plant a seed for someone else. That's exciting - to be a catalyst for change. Congratulations!

And yeah...your parents...amazing!

Enjoy your Sunday BBQ and our divine weather we're having ATM (even though a tad chilly).

mq01 said...

FANTASTIC!!! BRAVO!!! you are deserving of that article and sooooo many more! i believe great things are coming your way. our age and mindset, desire, drive, restlessness and need to do something-or something more; i think it all works together in creating new paths for ourselves. im excited for you :)

your parents, congratulations to them!! enjoy the BBQ!!

Frankie said...

that's fantastic Cathy!!!! You deserve all the success and accolades. I'm turning 44 next week and you're such an inspiration to ME that I can be fit and healthy (even if only half as fit and healthy as you and I'd be wrapped!)

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Way to go, Girl! Getting published is such an awesome feeling!

Love the pix of your family!