Welcome to all you strong and fabulous women!
My decision to start a blog? Well, as Inner Athletes grows (thank you for making that happen) it will be more difficult to communicate with everyone in the group during classes. Rather than repeating myself 9 times each week, I will write (aka babble) here.
First, I would like to share a quick snippet from a book I found not too long ago- bear with me...I do mean quick. I will add one of these often because, as women, I think you will appreciate each one.
This book will allow us to give thanks to something - sounds cheesy I know, but.....just read on.
Some will be thoughtful, some will be silly and hopefully all will put a smile on your face.
Here is the first thanks we will give:
Dear the End of Something,
Thank you for being the beginning of something else.
What an excellent segue to the beginning of a new session of INNER ATHLETES!
This program is designed to make day to day living easier and more fulfilling. Things like picking up grocery bags, dealing with garbage bags or laundry baskets (sometimes I wish they were the same thing), carrying your child, gardening and, yes, shovelling (coming soon to a neighbourhood near you), walking up stairs, even getting out of a car or chair will become far easier and you will feel what muscles you are using to do so. It' s pretty cool.
Your energy level will increase and that afternoon lull will get smaller and smaller as you continue.
Your posture will improve and you will find yourself correcting your positioning and being far more aware of how you are carrying yourself. You will tighten your muscles as needed to help support your body against gravity!
I can't forget to mention how amazing you will look, too!!!!
Let's blow Osgoode away, shall we?!!!!
If fat loss is a goal, please take the time to measure your chest, waist and hips this week (you can add thigh and upper arm to this, if you like). Record the date, time of day and what you are wearing during the measuring (if anything!). Make sure that when you measure again it is at the same time of day and you are clothed the same.
I don't encourage weighing yourself - there are far too many variables at play with weight. How you feel and look...whether your clothes are looser and inches are lost....those are the right indicators to success.
That's more than enough words for now - just imagine me talking away during class - this is much better. Although my talking would delay exercising........NEVER!!!!
Stay strong and fabulous xo