Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Redefine yourself - as you wish!

Its been just over 6 months since the comp, as you know I’ve been struggling immensely for about the last 4. I wanted to be able to continue to eat well just for me, rather than to meet a goal but as we know this is easier said than done.

So after many false starts, I am joining in with Chelle on part 2 of her twelve week challenge which started on Monday. We discussed how breaking the twelve weeks up into three x four week blocks may help make it seem more manageable. I’ve got my own colour coded calendar and everything, lol! What happens after the twelve weeks? Well maybe thats an excuse to pause, celebrate how far we've come and then just keep going... maybe the key is to have a never ending goal, broken up into segments....! It reminds me of when personal trainers/group fitness leaders saying five more reps when they really mean ten. Its amazing what the body can do when the mind is convinced.

I spent some time rereading over some of my old posts and I’ve realized that the best thing about being in shape is the way you feel inside. The person I want to be (who has been MIA lately) is proud, confident, calm and inspiring. This person also advised readers NOT to go on diets or 12 week challenges! So over the next 12 weeks I will be continuing to work on personal challenges and rebuilding that self belief rather than just watching what goes in my mouth! :)


Leisl said...

Hi Steph

I SO agree with you on the "way you feel inside" thing. Great post and yeh, the coloured calendar is an awesome idea indeed & broken up into blocks would make it more manageable I'd imagine.

Good luck :)

KRISTIN said...

Yay Steph! SO good to see you back babe, have missed your blog posts and been thinking of you. Onwards and upwards, I look forward to hearing about how it all goes for your chickadee, the good and the bad. You are so right, it's a hard road and you just need to keep going and doing this for YOU, long term to make yourself happy, you deserve to be xoxo

Lauren said...

Hi Steph, is good to hear from you again, and secondly I love that quote at the beginning of your post! Sounds like a few of us are trying to get out of the hole we have created. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. Looks like we need to keep an eye on each other over the next few weeks. Hope it goes well for you for your OSB2 mission.

Chelle said...

Welcome aboard my sexy bitch train babe. I think you are right about having never ending goals - life aint just a 12 week challenge. We need to constantly challenge our bodies and our minds to become the best we can be.

Good to hear you've started your ACC!lol, i find it very motivating. (and take some progress pics too!..even if you dont post them now =)).

Now that you have taken the first step, that self belief is gonna blossom every day. Believe in yourself babe, you can do this and watched those goals turn into reality x

Hanni said...

Hey Steph how are you babe?? Know exactly what your going through hun here if you ever need chats or to vent k xoxo

Ali - MesoCorp said...

Colour coded calendar? Why am I not surprised... haha
Well in about 3 months time is your bday, so you'll be on a little break just in time to get sh*t faced for the big TWO FIVE!!!

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