New Fitness Motivation
Recently I saw an aunty I haven't seem in a while & she took one look at my runner's legs (I was wearing short shorts) & she commented, "You got fatter." I pointed at my thighs, smiled sweetly, & replied, "They're not fat...they're all muscle". She just laughed then walked away towards my other cousins & proceeded to tell them one by one how fat they looked & to the ones who were still young & slender she'd warn them "When you turn 40 you'll get fat".OMG!
Of course, I didn't let her get to me because she had also told me once I looked too skinny & weak (that's when I first lost all of my weight). My response to her then was to flex my arm muscles & reply "I'm not weak...I'm strong."
I've learned jealous and insecure people will find a way to cut you down no matter what and the best way to deal with it is to hold your head up high & show them you are confident and won't get rattled by their remarks.
That said, I just found out we're having a big family bbq at the beach late next month & that aunty (along with a few unsupportive & jealous relatives) will be there. I know I look pretty good already (pardon my modesty) but I feel like I can look even better and I feel I can use this bbq as a good motivator to kick my fitness goals up a notch (then I can plan a "recovery week" afterwards).
So starting next month I really want to tone up. Basically, I want to showcase my arm muscles a little more so I want to focus on some upper body workouts. Also, I'm finally up to 30 minutes of continuous jogging 3x/week (no knee pain!) so I'll probably add 1 more day of cardio using elliptical intervals. Of course, I still want to maintain flexiblity with yoga & mobility exercises. In addition, I know my nutrition needs some improvement (eating a little more bad carbs than I want to) - so I was excited when I got your last Fatloss Diet e-mail. Just checking in with you...am I on the right track?
Also, I figure this will be my birthday gift to myself as I turn 39 yrs old next month too =)