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, 6 January 2010

Numbers, 7 things and tags......

Well I said I would so here they are....

17% body fat, 90mm skin folds,

Bloody stupid damn back, disc, arthritis, blah blah blah!!!

Seems that not being able to train half my body or do cardio consistently for 8 weeks has messed with my body....

At this stage I could sulk, pout, worry , stress... but would that change the numbers?

No Really, I am asking... would it??? cause I can pout really hard if it would... I am a champion pouter... I am even sure that somewhere here I have a shiny medal in practical pouting.... and worrying? hell I was born to worry... My clan crest has a bloke worrying on it..... ohhh and I can sulk for days given the right encouragement and of course it goes without saying that stress and me are best mates, shit I have stress on speed dial... so really would it help????

hmmm didn't think so...

So what happens when you get numbers like this and you compete...

I could give up, put the competition back a year or maybe five, I could decide that my back is now too bad to be able to carry on with my training, I could go and eat anything I want and tell myself that its cause I am off season for the next year or so....

but what they really mean is...

Its no use thinking about what has happened, its time to concentrate on is what will happen.

What will happen is I will train as hard as I can, I will adjust my form of cardio so I can still get the results without hurting myself in any way, I will eat the right amount of clean healthy sustaining food, get lots of good solid sleep, and work towards my goal.

Nothing more, nothing less, just work smart, hard and consistently....

Now excuse me while I go and look for that pouting medal.... and have a cup of coffee or three since it has been found that coffee drinkers have sex more often than non coffee drinkers....

OHHHHHHHHHHHH and I was tagged by Tara so here are 7 things you may not know about me...

1. From the time I had teeth I would grind them in my sleep until I had my tongue pierced when I was 40 something then I stopped.

2. I have 12 ear piercings, my nose, tongue and my belly button pierced and 5 tattoos, but you can only see 4 tattoos as the one on my upper arm covers over a a frog that was out of perspective, also I decided I had met enough frogs and it was time for the princes to come into my life, this was after Hubby and I split and as soon as I covered the frog the princes started turning up... honestly!

3. Even though I have worn acrylic nails for over 10 years I still manage to chew my real nails out from underneath them... hey its amazing according to Tash who does my nails!

4. I have always wanted to visit the USA so I can ride to Sturgis and then fly to Salem Massachusetts just to stand in both places and to know I am there.

5. I never go to sleep until I have thanked the Goddess for at least five things in my day, I try and thank her for 10 blessings but always fall asleep before I reach the 10th.

6. I will never kill a spider no matter how big, small or ugly it is perceived to be.

7. I held a donkey called Ruthy while she died and apologised for all the bad things that humans did to her in her life.

Now I apparently have to tag 5 others.... Sorry if you have already been tagged... and Sandra its time for you to start blogging!!!

Sandra, MQ01, Dawn, Lauren, Mel ....

6 comments:

mq01 said...

guess i need to seriously go back to coffee too :) hey, fellow tooth grinder and nail tearer, lol, we have LOTS in common, no wonder...

tagged?!? woohoo, ok, coming soon.

Sandra said...

Hey, I tagged YOU! You can't tag me back...unless you want to hear ANOTHER seven (boring) things about me...LOL
Gotta go get another extra large long black ;)
xoxo

Raechelle said...

nop-no need to sulk...now you know what you're working with and go from there!

Love the 7 bits of info!

Witchazel said...

Ohh SANDRA!!! LOL I kept going to your blog site and picking the blog that was empty!!!! Been hanging out for you to blog LOL

Now I have found the right one I will add you to my favorites!!!

Lauren said...

You are a fighter Cath. As Rae said, you know what you've got now, work hard and you will get there. Look how far you have come in the last 18mths already. I WILL see you on stage at the Asia Pacifics!

And man....you are one interesting chick! I love your 7 random facts, much more interesting than mine. Thanks for the tag. I got tagged by Steph a while ago, so my random facts are in a past post somewhere!

irondad said...

I don't remember exactly how, but I came across your blog through some links. I spent many years as a competitive bodybuilder. That's how I got the nickname Irondad. My sons gave it to me.

It's interesting reading your posts and reliving things. Good success to you. Which means a series of small acts repeated each day.

Little by little. Hang in.