One of the best, probably the best thing, to come out of my historic relationship with Body for Life, is the lasting friendships
with other crazy people that have sprung up along the way.
The struggle to overcome unhealthy habits, learn to self-motivate, adjust faulty patterns of thinking and manage my weight has in no way been a solitary one. From the outset, I've been surrounded by an e-army of people going through exactly the same thing and growing in more-or-less the same direction. Most of those friendships have developed from online to real life, except when they inconveniently live in paces that have not featured in my travels (the US, mostly).
One day, one day...
Today I'd like to harp on about the recent fitness success of Kerryn, who in spite of being Australian (and therefore my natural enemy) is one of my closest fitness buddies and writes the Fit Body Fifty blog.
Yes, this woman is past fifty years old. *jaw drops*.
Inspiring, yes? Also, those shoes are gorgeous. I might have to Pinterest them. (my new
As is normal when you've de-flabbed significantly, Kerryn has had to deal with some weight regain. It's annoying and frustrating, but happens to practically everyone. I'd say, it's part of the process and nothing to stress about.
Recently, she became seriously p.o'd at the extra kg's that had magicked themselves back onto her butt, signed up for an online course/competition, did the time and won some cool cash as second runner up. 10kg vaporised in six months. That's no small achievement, either physically or mentally.
I often wish it was easy to see someone's soul. Then more people would understand the good it does to your inner self to set a goal, stick with it, and achieve. The inner change is at least ten-fold what can be seen with the eyes.
I asked her to share the three recipes that helped her achieve such fabulosity. Of course, she came back with four. Click on the title to go through to the recipe:
If those pics don't convince you that getting fit doesn't require living on lettuce and poached fish, then I'm not sure what else we can do for you here.
Those baked cheesecakes are definitely in my near future, and also on my Eat to Live board. Have you heard of Pinterest? If you are a Pinner (?), link me up - click here.
(so much fun)