To be honest - I have no idea how "back" I truly am, or if this is just yet another phase of mine where I feel inspired to 'Just Do It". LOL At any rate, I am excited and looking forward to the future.
After months and MONTHS of renovation work taking up all our time, Marc and I have decided to finally tone it down a little and start living a more balanced life. There is still a lot to do, but everything that NEEDS to be done, has been done, so I think it's only fair that we start living like normal people again :-)
I am totally excited and inspired to start working out again. It has been AGES and I am really looking forward to changing my mindset for the better. I managed to find 2 Groupons to support getting back into shape while keeping my costs low. I purchased a 2 month gym membership to Mademoiselle Fitness for $12.00 and 2 months of all inclusive Hot Yoga for $49.00. So for a total of $61.00 (taxes included) I have a pretty kick-ass 2 months ahead of me. I've decided to tackle the never failing and very straight forward Body-For-Life program. I need to work on incorporating a lifestyle change that I can sustain and maintain indefinitely. Of course, I'll still throw in a few juice cleanses here and there and enjoy regular yoga sessions, but I think having BFL as my main target will definitely get me to my fitness goals.
I am starting the BFL program on Monday October 20, 2014. So based on the 84 day program, I will be finished on January 11, 2015. I think this is an excellent time frame and I love that it overlaps New Years Day. I've always been horrible at making and keeping new year's resolutions, but this way I will start 2015 with a good 10 weeks of change under my belt. Just Perfect!
I will try to post some before and after pictures, however I am ridiculously vain (to a fault) so the idea of putting up a "not-so-great" picture of myself makes me feel apprehensive and a little bit nauseous. We will see where I'm at after week 4 and go from there. LOL :-)
In the meantime, I have been surfing the internet and Pinterest for some motivational quotes. I printed out a few and will be hanging them on my fridge and around my house (eeeekkk! I keep forgetting I actually have a house. That notion never seems to get old! lol)
Here are some I like:
Because I actually do this.....again and again....and I need to stop.
It's on like Donkey Kong, Carmen!
"A little less conversation, a little more action" Just Do It!
This one is my favourite because I know I will want to stop, but I will not let myself and I know I will want to give up, but I will keep pushing myself because I also know that as long as I don't give up, I cannot fail.
So that's the plan. Marc is away this weekend which is convenient because it allows me time to find all my workout gear and get registered at the gym. I also need to find my BFL book which is in a box in the basement somewhere so I can work on creating my meal plans. The next few months should be fun. Plus, when we finally get around to hooking up our internet, I can start blogging about all the reno projects and sewing I'll be doing. I am definitely looking forward to getting my sewing room in order.
Cheers for now :-)
My name is Carmen Lisa MacPherson and I'm a self proclaimed humanitarian, wellness advocate and wannabe super hero.