Tomorrow will end my first week back at the gym. I’m planning to go to a yoga class tomorrow as I didn’t go today, but I’m pleased to say I’ve been 3 times for the week so far. After Monday’s session with the personal trainer, I thought it would be rather hard to continue; but I was determined not to give up. The stairs outside of my apartment have been the devil to me, but I found running up is easier than taking my time going up. I’m proud of myself for continuing, and that alone is enough motivation to keep at it. I went to a Yoga Core Training class yesterday (just to see if it was for me, and it wasn’t) and my upper body is now feeling the pain. I think I need to go to Yoga Basics for a while to build up my upper body strength again. All in all, it’s been a week full of pain but I kept at it. Normally after that first day I’d take the rest of the week off but plenty of water and other bits of exercising later, I feel better and I know that this is the only way to achieve my goals. After all Spring is around the corner, and I have plenty shorts, dresses and sleeveless tops to wear and I want to show my toned body. What more inspiration do I need?!?

Don’t worry, I won’t be posting a review every week of my gym progress but more so what it’s doing for me. I’m not as big as the people on Biggest Loser, nor do I need to lose that much weight (if any at all), but it’s a common process – there’s no gain without pain. My diet has fallen a bit but I plan to work on that next week or as soon as I get to the supermarket. I’ve got diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension and high cholesterol in my family and I love sweets and salt. I’ve learned moderation is key, but at the end of the day exercise and a balanced diet help us to continue to enjoy the things we love without having to totally cut them from our diet.

It’s the LOVE weekend, so:

Love like it’s the end of the world,

Open yourself to the one you love,

Value the love of your significant other,

Express your unconditional love.

It’s also baby making time so just make sure you do want the kid before you get to lovin’. Every life is precious even after the 1st day of conception.


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