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.......

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

it begins..........

Day one of the pre-Olympia die and all is good on the food front... ate exactly what I should, when I should, how I should and feel so much better for it!

Sorry folks but I actually enjoy that hungry and need food for fuel feeling, as opposed to full and must eat now cause a clock tells me it's a food time...

Trained Biceps and Chest and even had time to throw in an extra chest exercise, its been ages since I did Flat Bench Press and I loved it!

At 10am this morning Mum was told she was going home today........ at 5.30pm when Dad and I went up there (poor Dad had already been up there in the morning and been told to come back later) asked what was happening we were told that they were "pretty sure" that it would now be tomorrow... ahhh got to love the public health system LOL But all in all they have looked after here very well and she is feeling a lot better, we still have no idea what is or was wrong with her I can only hope that they will decide we do need to know before she is tossed to the curb...

I love to watch my Mum and Dad together.... they smile into each others eyes with a new love smile, they touch each other with little pats and hold hands even when they have to stretch out to do it. They watch each others faces and they move their lips in time when each other is speaking. They tease each other and give each other shit and then giggle like school kids. FABULOUS!

But even more fabulous is watching my Granddaughters face when she sees my Dad... it is sunshine and surprises, balloons and sparkles, giggles and ice cream all wrapped up in pigtails and a toddlers smile and when you glance across at her Poppa, the smile being given back to her is full of all the same joy. Those smiles make me stand still and stop breathing with awe at the love I am surrounded by.....

Thank you Goddess for my blessings...

5 comments:

Esme said...

I'm getting used to that 'need food for fuelling' feeling. Not used to it, used to the feeling stuffed feeling. It's almost nice to have that hungry feeling, I said almost. Treating food like the fuel you need rather than soemthing you're used to just shoving in your mouth. ES

mq01 said...

fantastic blessings! to love, to family and friends, to good health, to happiness...CHEERS!!!

Vicki said...

Hey Cath,
What an awesome post - it's so nice that you recognise those moments and appreciate them...sometimes it's too easy to get that life is best when we stop to enjoy the little things.
Vic x

Raechelle said...

Glad your mum is better girl!

And duh....the Olympia...I can't believe I didn't notice the big purple calendar up there!

Good luck with your prep...so far so good!

Witchazel said...

Hey Esme, yeah I sound all cheery now but just wait for another few weeks then I will be all... WTF I want food!!!! LOL

You sure were not related MQ01?? LOL

Yeah Vicki, it's to easy to be too busy to see the world around us, especially when we are trying to train, eat, sleep, work, blah blah blah !!!

LOL Raechelle, I did wonder about that.. I also have the ALl Female buzzing in the back of my head too!!!