Kelly’s Journey: June 2012

Posted on June 1, 2012 by

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“The person who masters himself through self-control and discipline is truly undefeatable”
~ Buddha
I read this quote recently and it struck me just how true it is.  I think these may be my new words to live by.  First, it tells me that all the hard work I’ve done over the past 15 months is worth it and second, it helps me to focus on the future and not let anything derail my progress.I attended the Jump Start program two weeks ago….I know, I thought the same thing -” jump start after 15 months on the program?”  However, it was worth it and I realized that we can always learn something new even long after we thought we’d mastered what were doing.  It really impacted me.

I realized that while I have done a lot of things right and that success shows, I have not put enough focus on my strength training.  Looking back at my quote above I’ve made up my mind to find a gym and attend two days per week, because I am just not accountable enough to do it [well] at home.  I am one week in now visiting the gym Tuesday & Thursday right after work, and It feels good knowing that I have something new to focus on that will help me reach that next level of health and fitness.

I’m at the 80 pound mark and looking forward to making continued progress in the months ahead.  I wore a size 10 pants to work today.  When I started GT 15 months ago I was busting out of size 20 pants.  Wowza!  I’d like to say Thank You to Sheri Lynn for creating this fabulous program and to Courtney for coaching me through my journey.  We have more work to do, but I’d say this is progress indeed!

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