Often, as it is in a variety of aspects of life; the little things can be overlooked and sometimes; forgotten. This post is for them.
Over the last few weeks I have done the following:
- Lost around 8lb (4kg) gradually & am maintaining it
- Achieved above body weight on a machine in the gym
- Didn’t lose my temper when I couldn’t lift the same weight (this is probably HUGE though)
- My left arm tricep deficit looks to have caught up to my right, finally.
I also seem to have increased in skill level for baking:
The are blueberry & chocolate blondies & they’re incredible!
I also made Protein cheesecake 🙂
In my training journey; I’m finally starting to see upper body definition – I’ve always had a really weak/inferior upper body, favouring my legs (I used to sprint, do long jump, cycle as well as relay when I was a lot younger) I have pictures!!
Oh, yeah….I’ve also got back in to deadlifting, now I have a stronger core/quads.
I have a crazy amount of happy going on inside me, it’s all kinds of wonderful. Andy had some awesome words to say about me today:
I’ve always believed that to truly achieve long term change that we need to really explore things for OURSELVES.
Granted we all need the correct guidance and help, something I myself have been fortunate to be afforded over the years from some very good people. However rather than just being a dictator or having people do as I say, with everything I like to get people to really find out what it is they want not only from their training but how it will make the other parts of their lives better and other peoples.
There are times when we all need to be told certain HOME TRUTHS but also times when to be asked the right questions that lead to us really looking into and researching for ourselves what we really want to achieve and how to get there, rather than just to be told this is the only way etc.
I’m unbelievably PROUD that many people I train are not only making physical progress but really making GREAT progress with other aspects of what they do.
One GREAT example of this is Sarah Watson going from a chronic debilitating back injury and addicted to painkillers along with other serious issues, to her now helping not only herself but others with their own fitness journey. Sarah does this via her own fantastically written blog: goalsforgains.wordpress.com. that covers her journey in a style that is not typical of the fitness industry.
For Sarah Watson to do this from where she started from physically is a monumental achievement as is the way she has used this to help her mentally along the way. But even more importantly Sarah has used what she has learned and is constantly still learning to HELP not only HERSELF but OTHERS aswell.
For me to see someone achieve all of this with fitness being the driving force behind it is my true idea of a success story, as it’s not just 1 person that has gained from her achievements but many others. Sarah has INSPIRED these people through being EMPOWERED to follow what inner talent she has.
This post has been a bit of a ramble, for that I apologise, just wanted to get some stuff jotted down & all of this didn’t feel like it warranted single posts.
TL; DR: Everything is aweome!!