Get in Shape Challenge Day 4 – Friday 19th August

Day Four and I seem to be faced with another challenge, or actually the same one from Day 2, sleeping through the alarm. I again found myself sleeping through my alarm(s) set for 5:00 and 5:10am to wake up at 6:05am. Unfortunately this is too late for me to get a session done before being due up at Mater Dei in College in Joondalup to start my teaching day at 7:50am. This aberration on a Friday would normally not stop me from getting a session in with me having time in the afternoon usually to get a cardio session done, however for this fortnight due to various work and personal commitments which are of a great importance to me this time has not been available to me.

To ensure that I got something of a fitness value out of today I got up and did my morning routine including my abdominal exercises and prayer before getting ready for work.

It seems that a pattern is starting to emerge already, make the gym one day and then sleep through the alarm the next day. This is something that I will have to try and address in the coming week as I haven’t gotten a cardio session in since starting the challenge.

Another frustrating occurrence happened tonight, one that I am going to have to be very mindful of – the power of words and allowing other people to speak into my life as to what is possible and what isn’t. Tonight I have been told by some people that my goals aren’t possible, that coming up to the age of 30 with my body changing that things like a bit of weight around the middle is normal and that I’d better just get used to it. Well guess what? I am not going to just accept that and get used to it, my aim is to lose that bit of excess weight and I plan be successful with that. There are many people I know who are around my age (and older) who are in better shape, if they can do it then so can I. I am not a believer in this whole concept of “because you are getting older you can’t keep in as a good a shape” I feel that is just people making excuses. If anyone else wants to make those excuses for themselves fine, but don’t go sharing that ideal with me and try to pollute my mindset and desired goals. Their stinking thinking and negative opinions are not welcome in my world. I understand that they feel they are doing it show concern for me and “have my best interest at heart” but I have a much better grasp of what is my best interest and what is possible for me than any other person.

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