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Sunday, 22 February 2009

The Same Childhood Dream

Weight : 14.8% ~ 8.87/51.03 = 59.9 kg
Training : shoulders, biceps + cardio coach #3
Time : 1 hour 13 min ~ Calories : 540 ~ AHR : 125 bpm (71%)
Next target : 27 Feb : 13.6% ~ 8.11/51.49 = 59.6 kg

Do you need it or just want it?

There are some things in life that I need. They are not-negotiables. My values are tied in to my needs. I need to be loving and faithful to my husband, I need a challenging and stimulating job, I need to live openly and honestly, I need to be constantly learning and growing mentally.

There are some things in life that I want. I want to do well financially, I want to hold a senior position at work, I want to people to like me. But these wants are 'nice to haves'. They are things I will work at achieving, but if for reasons beyond my control I don't get these things, it will not be the end of the world. I will just make adjustments and move on.

I need to train my body to be fit and strong. I need to follow a nutrition plan that both embraces the pleasure of eating while keeping body fat at a minimum. I need to be an inspiring example for other people who are struggling with their weight. I need to never be 80 kilos again. I need to come out the other side of competition in control of my eating.

I want to stand on stage on May 17 and place higher than last time. I want to have bigger shoulders and glutes. I want lines in my legs, veins in my arms and visible abs. But if I don't get what I want, it will not be the end of the world.

If you are struggling to lose the excess fat, ask yourself - do you need it or do you just want it? Is it a 'nice to have' or are you unable to imagine doing or being anything else?

If you are a person who believes that caring for your physical self is as important as caring for your partner or your children then building the physique you need will be a 'not negotiable'. It doesn't matter what your past efforts have produced or if you have only just formulated new values, is this what you need from this moment forward?

If you need it, you'll find a way to get it, and you won't give up until you do.


  1. Anonymous10:10 am

    Gosh Katie, you always know the right things to say! Thanks again for the motivation. Essie