I threw this photo of this well equipped gym to remind me that they exist!
Today I woke up to a pleasant scale surprise telling me that I'm well on the way to nudging off my holiday excesses. What I am finding is that I seem to be getting away with eating more than I did when I took action to prepare for the figure comps last year. I know the science behind the metabolic effect of increased lean body mass is cloudy - from what I've read, an increase in LBM doesn't have as bigger effect as initially thought. Basically I don't know the reason for the change, but it's really nice to be able to eat more! I've also purposely started adding in more good carbohydrate and consequently I have been able to really kick some butt with the workouts I've been doing.
I did Kenpo X yesterday which is a martial arts styled workout - lots of drills etc. I didn't feel completely "smashed" after it (which is what I would prefer - yes I know I am a sick puppy). Made a note to push it harder next week. I also swam 1km (mixed strokes) whilst the girls had some swimming lessons and went for an easy run/walk this morning.
I have been really inspired by Rae's post about her Olympia aspirations and her determination and will to achieve it. I think that if you can believe, you can do it! Which got me thinking to my whole life shebang and what makes me inspired.....
My dream is one of coaching - to be a great motivator and inspiration to those people I meet - whether it be teaching RPM, counselling a patient or personal training. My goal is to be an outstanding mentor and coach! I want to use my knowledge and deliver the science in ways that others understand and are excited by. I want to be seen as someone who "walks the walk" as well as "talks the talk" in everything I do. I want to get my feet dirty :)
I'm ready to work on my dream :)