"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails." ~John Maxwell

Friday, December 28, 2012

Where Did I Finish On My 2012 Goals

Here were my 2012 goals:  How I finished is in red

  • Drop and keep weight at or below 145lbs   No, in fact I am about 10lbs heavier than that, but I am good with it as I know I have added alot more muscle this year.
  • Pull ups unassisted for 8  No, not there yet either.  I can do 3-4 unassisted, still working on this one. 
  • Bench press 100lbs for 5 Finally a Yes, I can bench 100 for reps.
  • Consistent diet, allowing cheats that are either planned or holidays Yes, I have had times off my diet, but this year has been pretty consistently healthy even with no show prep or other pending deadlines.  Can always be better though.
  • Increase cardio Yea.....No.  This has not been a cardio year for me.  Seriously fell off this wagon and honestly don't see me jumping back on any time soon.
  • Yoga at least 1 day a week It did not happen till December, but hey it still counts.  I have set up a "Hot Date" with Harley for Sunday mornings to do a yoga session.  We both really need this.
  • Spin at least 1 day a week Guys, I even own a spin bike......no excuses, well other than I get "monkey butt" every time I use it and walk funny for a day or two afterwards.  :)  The bike is going to Harley's this very weekend!
  • Crossfit at least 1 day a week Yes ma'am!  I am playing with this again and love/hating it all over!
  • Olympic style lifts (incorporate at least one in every weight training workout) Isn't that what they do in Crossfit!?  Heehe, so Yep an big ole check mark here too.
  • Run a 5K and a 10K  Last but not least, WT HECK was I thinking!  I AM NOT A RUNNER, will run for food, but not much else. 

  • 6 out of 10!  Not to shabby........

    Now here is where you expect me to make a new goal list for 2013......yea, your gonna have to wait.  I am going to give it more thought.  The easy answer is I want to be in the BEST shape of my life, but the question is how do I define that.  I will get back to you.....

    All of you have a GREAT NEW YEAR!  I believe all of us can make this a year of positive change and should. 

    Friday, December 14, 2012

    This is the Week

    With all good intentions, I started this week off thinking "this is the week".  You know that week we all think about, the week we are going to be SuperMom to our kids, WonderWoman in the gym, and Betty Crocker in the kitchen.  All great intention...Then LIFE rears it's sometimes ugly  challenging head.  I thought about discussing my week form Hades, then thought better of it and decided it would be best to share something I found.....I will tell you this, this week got so bad and I hit a bottom that I was looking for "self help", "motivation", ANYTHING to help me turn it all around.  I am not there yet, but maybe someone out there needs to read some of these things that struck a cord for me.

    I am not going to list the entire quote, but just the few that strikes close to home for me:

    What I've Learned
    (Author Unknown)

    I've learned that no matter how hard you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

    I've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there better be something else to take its place.

    I've learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

    I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

    I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

    I've learned that maturity has more to do with what type of experiences you have had and what you have learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

    I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.  Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

    I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

    I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

    I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

    I've learned that just because two people argue, it does not mean they don't love each other AND just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

    Here's for a restart button!  That is what makes the human race so special, we can choose to change.  We can fall and choose to get back up and begin again.  We CAN!

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    Just for my records

    Have a great weekend!

    Please help!

    Guys, I don't ask for help very often, but I need you now.  Please tell me what you are taking to help your body recover as quickly as possible.  My split right now is 4 on, 1 off.  I know this is a tough split, I expect to be sore, just want to find something to help me through it.  Really only interested if you have used it and if it helped you, as I don't want to waste my money on a BUNCH of hypotheticals.

    Thank you! 

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    Some of Me in Pics

    Pardon, some of these have language.........

    As the lottery approached 500 Million, these sort of thoughts entered my head.....

    Yep, yep, I have had to check on a few instances......

    Sometimes, they can push me to a point, then.....

    I only laughed for a while over this.....it got me through a rough day

    So true.....esp. during the holiday weeks.....

    Or just out period!

    And AMEN!!  Don't get me to preaching!  Some people...just because your rear touches a church pew......

    Aside from the jokes, all is well.  Slipped a bit after Thanksgiving and last week, but right back on track.  Working on a new split, all workouts designed for the next month, meals planned, supplements going down no matter how much they are starting to wear on me.  I must say again, life has been so much better in my 30's dear Lord I can not wait for my 40's!

    Take care and Enjoy!