You gotta love her!!

Anyone who either diets or works out will no doubt heard of Jillian Michaels, biggest loser trainer and super cool fitness guru and i feel no shame in admitting i am a huge fan. Yup she’s tough and sure she takes no crap from anyone but she gets results and like most women oh boy would i die to look like that. Forget all your super skinny tinseltown celebs, she knocks them all under the table as far as i and many like me are concerned. Kicking it up in the gym as i have been i really was inspired by her philosophies and i really really LOVE one particular quote of hers…….

Yes i love this and yes i admit like many i have puked after a workout. I run because i want to run with my partner, he inspires me and he keeps me running but when i really want to stop this quote keeps me on there just that little bit longer. Strangely i don’t die but i do feel a mad sense of elation whenever i get just that little bit further. We all have our idols, even us grown up gals and Jillian Michaels is definitely mine. If i can inspire even a fraction of the people she has then i should be happy indeed. 

Until then i shall just keep going.

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A better sense of achievement

So for those of you who follow my blog and more specifically my weight loss journey today is a little bit of an update. Cue a drumroll as i announce that today i reached my initial weight loss goal that i set right at the beginning of this little sojourn of mine yet strangely having reached here it felt like somewhat of an anticlimax. I should be shrieking with delight and turning somersaults up and down the street but instead all this is replaced with a rather flat sense of ‘oh okay, now what’

I guess i could describe it rather like thinking you are going to New York for a holiday and suddenly finding yourself in a B&B in Clacton clutching a soggy egg sandwich and a bucket with a hole in it. Yes you have it exactly and i’d be most disappointed too, deflating faster than a well holed balloon. Perhaps though it is all just down to a sense of perspective and it was only when talking to a newly adopted young friend of mine that i actually realised how far i have come. Like many my young friend struggles with weight issues and self esteem and from the first i felt such sympathy that i took her under my wing and try to help her where i can.

Being the character she is she will listen often but also ignore advice i give then come to me with tears when she finds that she has failed but i do not mind this for she needs to make mistakes in order to learn. She is at this time where i once was a long time ago and i understand so well the mountain set before her and the feeling you will never get over it no matter how you try. Frequently she exclaims to me about the weight i have lost and the work i have had to put in to get here and it is only then that i actually realise just how changed a person i am.

How comical to think that at 43 i look younger now than i did 10 years ago at 33 and just over half the woman i was back then. Yet for all i reached my goal and am now slim and perfectly in the middle of my ideal weight range for my height i decided to reset my goals and aim for more.Yes i look good, i know this for i have worked so hard for it believe me, but i know i can look better and this spurs me on.  A gym addiction that i never could have believed leaves me with a fierce determination for an athletes body and the sleek definition of a weight lifter and i know i can have it. So 10 more pounds and lifting with renewed vigor and yet again i have a goal to aim for.

I have my eye on the ultimate dress for christmas, i know it will fit and look good already but i want amazing. Watch this space!!

inspiring blog?? Me??

I burble, i admit it.

I have a head full of inane drivel that climbs out of my ears and walks all over the page and half of the time i read my waffle and wonder if someone else wrote it. I had no idea i could write you see, im ordinary, I’m boring! I’m not famous nor do i live some fantastically intrepid lifestyle worthy of admiration and accolade but a very dear friend became my one man fan club and nudged and encouraged until i gave in and started a blog.  And initially this was what it was, i figured after a few entries he would admit i talk rubbish and let me take it down but i found i love doing it and more amazingly people wanted to read it! So this award i dedicate to my best friend Jay and the monster he created.

So today was pretty amazing, receiving a message from a fellow blogger  http://mammadee.wordpress.com/ (please all go follow her for she has a really awesome blog and a great writing style) saying i had been nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award

All i can say is thankyou…both for sticking with and reading my brain burble and for nominating me!! As per the rules i..

1)Have to tell you some things about myself so here goes…..

I guess i’m a bit of a hippy at heart and as a younger mini me i wanted my parents to change my name to moonbeam

I had to watch the movie Gladiator 10 times before i saw the ending because i cried so hard i missed it

I have an 18 year old son with Aspergers Syndrome and i am a very firm advocate for the rights of special needs people particularly those with autism

When nobody is around i very badly wail along to my favourite songs whilst dancing around the room with a pillow

I love thunder storms and will happily sit outside watching a storm

I am afraid of dying alone

My favourite food is fresh pineapple

2) Thank and link back to the lovely person who nominated me and i hope i have done this correctly above, if not i could be here all night working it out

3) Nominate other bloggers whom i myself find inspiring and although i do not yet have 15 i shall nominate those i do and add as i find more….@cancerkillingrecipe  , http://brigittepeck.wordpress.comhttp://jennyexiled.wordpress.com,

 http://aspergerarmor.wordpress.com

http://outrunningthestorm.wordpress.com/,

 http://jasonperry00.wordpress.com/

(i have no idea how to write just the name links so apologies)



These blogs are all very different but all oh so worthy so please check them out and spread the word. And now dear readers i shall go and announce my nominations to those above and again a HUGE thankyou for putting up with my burble

                                                                 Amanda

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