Yesterdays blog post got a lot of feedback. I received one email in particular that I thought might interest you. I quoted Stephen Covey …
“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
And the email I received (amongst other things) said;
For those of you who don’t know me in the “real world”, I am quite stubborn. So when I decide to do something, I do it .. I will jump any hurdle, climb over boulders, what ever it takes to get me to the end goal, I will do.
So after the two kids and carrying an excess of 40 kgs I thought “shit enough is enough”, I was uncomfortable all the time, I couldn’t move freely, nothing fit and I basically didn’t like the person peering back at me in the mirror so one morning I stopped eating crap enlisted the help of my trainer and moved my ample arse until it wasn’t quite so ample anymore.
Keeping it lit is the easy part. I love the way I feel! I love the way I look (well most days) and I love pushing my existing boundaries and becoming stronger, fitter and firmer.
I enjoy trying new things (take the duathlon for example) and finding new loves (like Ludus Magnus). I just try and keep things interesting and doing things that I enjoy (with a few bits I don’t enjoy, like running) 😉
One pointer I like to share with people is this ..
There is a Spanish proverb that I read once and it has always just stuck in my brain it is
“Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.”
It takes two weeks for an action to become a habit. So if you can just get through two weeks of clean eating or exercising, I promise you it will be so much easier when week three rolls around .. just stay strong and remember you are binding all those cobwebs together to form an unbreakable cable!
Right enough of the “heavy stuff” lets get on to the part of the blog that my friend Bex has probably been waiting impatiently for ..
Todays worthy recipient of a combined wolf whistle was nominated by my friend Bex. To tell you the truth I’ve only seen one of the movies he has starred in and one of those was a cartoon so he was a voice .. but he was cute in the one (terrible) movie I saw P.S I love you (Hillary Swank in my opinion was totally miscast, but I digress) here is
If you have any more Wolf Whistle Wednesday nominations .. feel free to share the love!
Till next time
OMG Julia rent the DVD 300 Gerard Butler has an amazing physique in this movie – set back in the Gladiator times he plays a warrior spartan …. need I say more …. oh the movie is pretty good too!!
But its set in the olden days! Argh I hate olden day movies 😉
Might be an olden day movie Julia – but it even captivated me… phwoar, hot men in leather undies, bare chested all day… plus the storyline is actually pretty cool
OK ok .. ive been told 😉 I promise to one day watch the movie. James watched it one weekend I was out running or was I sleeping. Sleeping wins most “wars” for me these days, its truly a gift you do not appreciate till you have kids!
Great post, Julia. So true about how quickly new habits can be set if you can just muscle through the first couple of weeks.
He is pretty hot in RocknRolla! Its a great film and with the added bonus of Mr Butler as eye candy!
That is one I haven’t heard of .. must investigate.