Thursday, April 30, 2009

Random Thoughts

I thought I would take a moment and just reflect on the last 6 mos. I say six months because next week I will celebrate 6 mos smoke free. I will be on a cruise ship in the Caribbean with a bunch of family members, and i plan to celebrate the occasion somehow.

So rewind to 6 months ago. I spent my free time sitting on my couch in front of the t.v with an ashtray and a pack of cigarettes next to me. I literally sometimes spent the entire weekend in my pajamas doing this. I was exhausted all of the time, I was sad, depressed, unmotivated, unhealthy and just not happy at all. Today, I can truly say I am happy, excited, motivated, and getting healthy. For the first time in many years I LOVE the person that I am and I am so excited to see the changes to my body, my confidence and my outlook. I still have a long way to go, but for the first time ever, I KNOW I will get there.

I love to read inspirational quotes (who doesn't right?) and I think my favourite quote at the moment is: a Journey of a thousand miles, begins with the first step. I was so afraid to change my life, I mean truly change my life and the person that I was, I honestly think I was afraid that I would change and still not like the person that I had become. But I decided to take a chance, to give this a real shot, I mean put every ounce of my effort into making the change, and I am so glad that I did. It is a journey for sure, but like any journey it's not really about the destination at all, it's about what you learn along the way.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cake class- Fondant cake #1

Here is my first fondant covered cake. Next week I will be trying my hand at a two tiered wedding cake.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

I AM A RUNNER !!!!!!!!!

Just back from the my training session at the gym. Today I ran!!!! I wanted to cry because I have wanted to call myself a runner for such a long time. Well today it became a reality. WELL, maybe not a reality, I'm not quite ready for a marathon yet, but the potential is there. I will have to let this feeling sink in a bit today and enjoy every second of it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gym- Status Update #1

So this morning I did a progress weigh in. So thie first one was done 2 mos ago. i am happy to say that I have lost 10 lbs, 8 of which is pure fat (my body fat index went down). As well I gained a bit of muscle mass AND I lost 6 inches in total. 2 from my hips alone. Yeah, I feel awesome about this. BJ, my trainer sat at his desk and was comparing the stats to my starting stats, I was sitting behind him putting my socks and shoes back on and he jumped up and ran over and gave me a big hug- lol. He was more excited than I was....

Anyway, onward and downward. My next weigh in is in two weeks and my goal is to go to the gym at least for 2 extra hours a week, over and above my 3 training sessions.

3 more weeks until my cruise, I am feeling GOOD!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Just a quick post to say that my workouts are going awesome. On Friday, I did an obstacle course that my trainer set up for me, Had to do the course 5 times in under 8 mins My time was 7:53. I aim to eventually get that time down to 4 minutes. Coffee date was super duper fantastic and we are planning on a dinner date in the very near future ;)

Life is good today.