Thursday, 20 October 2011

New Outlook

Gosh, I can't even remember the last time I wrote a blog! I guess I can always check it out, but I know it's been a while!
Well, first, I would like to start off by saying George, Kayla and myself welcomed a little girl into our family on September 7th =) We named her Grace, and she arrived on Grandma's birthday!  My due date was August 28th, so it was a long 10 days.  So happy she is here!

So I must say, and two years ago you would NEVER have heard me say this...but I REALLY missed working out. I know there are many women who work out all through their pregnancies, but I found for me, it was a challenge.   When I started working out with Mike and Garfield, I learned to push past the limits I set for myself.  When I was pregnant, I worked out and did boot-camp until about 20 weeks, then I was not able to work out the way I wanted to.  I really had to keep telling myself that it's not because I'm weak, it's because I am doing what is best for baby.  I know it sounds strange, but because I had only just started to find myself, and then getting pregnant right away, I had to put a hold on some things. 

So, about a week and a half ago, I did something that gave me an amazing boost to my confidence and my journey.  We had gone for a family walk in town, and did some grocery shopping.  On the way home, the sun was shining, and I looked over at "The Hill".  I said to George.."You know, today would be a nice day to climb the hill." He looked over at me and said "do you want me to take you over there now?"....I thought about it and said "Sure! Why not!" lol So there I was, no water and no workout gear lol. Just my camera.  So as I was starting up the hill, a lot of memories were coming back to me.  Remembering the first time I set foot and started up the hill.  There comes a point on the hill, probably a quarter of the way up, where all of a sudden you start to feel it in your legs.  I knew it was about that point on my first climb where I was set to turn around. That memory is so vivid.  We had the support of the town then, and I had Garfield holding my hand. This time, it was just me up there...and there was no turning back. I think I took a picture though lol.  So up and up I went, not making it a race, but making sure I made it.  I'm not going to lie, it was hard.  My legs were burning, but I knew I had to keep going.  I felt that if I didn't make it up, then that would be the start of me going backwards, straight to who I used to be. I started talking to myself out loud "every step forward is one step I'm not falling back." After what felt like a long time, I got to the top of the hill.  To me, it wasn't just a hill.  I needed to prove to myself that I still have what it takes to reach my goals, and that I'm not ever going to give up on myself like I have in the past.
So when I got to the bottom of the hill I said to George, "I feel Great! Ready for boot-camp!" So that week I bought my punch pass and headed to boot-camp on Thursday.  I was so nervous! Made it through and pushed myself as hard as I could.  Laurie holds kick butt boot-camps! So happy to be back!
The excitement of my week continued!We received a call from Curtis Rogers inviting us to check out the gym that Friday night! I haven't been in many gyms, but this gym is amazing! As soon as we walked in, we felt like we were at a resort! It really is beautiful, and if you get the chance, you should really check it out. I will be getting my membership soon!  I have so much more I want to say, but it will have to wait until next time!