Day 4

Positive but a little confused!

It doesn’t take much to confuse me. Although I can be extremely focused, I do get distracted easily!

I was supposed to drive to Stratford today to meet with the manager about training at the Elizabeth Noel store there. My car has been sounding dodgy and I’m almost afraid to take it in for fear of how much it will cost! It’s a ’99 Honda Civic and she ain’t pretty but she’s still got under 180,000 clicks on her and, knock wood, has been super-reliable! I called the store and asked if I could come later in the week so I could get the car checked. The manager of course agreed. Then I started to think, why the heck am I driving to Stratford to train for a job in town, both with no more promise than minimum wage???

I have applied for tons of other jobs and I have a friend that is starting a new venture and may need me to work full time for him. It wouldn’t be a ton of money either but I wouldn’t have to drive and it would be extremely FUN, a job that would not at all seem like work!

I also got an email from another trainer friend who knows of someone looking for help! Awesome!

I guess my confusion lies with, how do I know which will work out for both parties, will be a good fit? For many months I was convinced that I would be getting a broadcasting job, that’s what I’ve done for the past decade, all I had to do was think positively. That doesn’t seem feasible and I need something SOON!

Training-wise, I picked up my foam roller and used it as soon as I got home! It was awesome! I’m going to use it again tonight as Lisa and I have another session tomorrow afternoon!

The weather was so all over the place today that I decided to run indoors.

Note to self: Never make an impulse fitness attire buy.

I forgot to bring my workout bra! Has anyone else ever done this? It’s embarrassing and what made it even more embarrassing for me was the fact that I wasn’t even WEARING a regular one! I was halfway to the gym and thought, okay, there’s a Goodlife (where I’m a member) in the Loblaws store, I’ll buy a workout bra and go workout there! Suffice it to say, once I had the bra-top and T-shirt on, it was too long and not flattering for a “pear” like me. I sweated in it anyway, and of course then, I couldn’t return it. Perhaps in a month or so it won’t be so tight 🙂 And am I the only one who has different sizes of workout clothes?

I pushed myself for half an hour on the treadmill, warming up first and cooling down afterward. I rarely warm up first but Lisa suggested I should and that I should stretch. She showed me some fantastic hip stretches and they really helped after the run today! I feel great!

I know the more dedicated I become to fitness and training, the less confused I will become about my future. The more positive energy I can emit, the better for everyone! I know this for fact!

Everything will become clear, my challenge is being patient. 🙂

Hey, anyone see Stephen Tyler and Carrie Underwood last night? If you missed…


Day 1

This is an experiment.

In 100 days, my 25th high school reunion will take place. Presently I am unemployed and on pogey (employment insurance), single and renting an apartment in London, Ontario, Canada. I have an awesome dog! She’s a wheaton terrier/toy poodle cross and her name is Lola! I’m a really positive and enthusiastic person and am blessed with a fantastic network of friends and family!

I have a few goals:

1) To complete a sprint triathlon before July 9, 2011.

2) To work at a job I truly enjoy.

3) Maintain a positive attitude and remain open to all opportunities.

4) Inspire others in the process.

I have no idea what’s about to happen and I have no real plan but that’s part of the fun and excitement!

I am passionate about:

1) Being Canadian! I have great pride in this country and in the men and women that fight for and have fought for, our freedom. We are so fortunate to live in this land!

2) Changing the pressure young girls, and women in general, feel to be “thin and beautiful” with raising their self esteem. I think fitness and self acceptance are both integral points in this shift.

3) Gorgeous dresses! I’m not a typical girly girl but love dressing up and dresses that flatter!

4) Retro clothing, think Betty Page or even the ’40s pinup girls. Mad Men has inspired the comeback in my world!

5) MLB – love the boys of summer!

6) People in general. Everyone has a story and I am genuinely interested in and fascinated by, everyone’s stories!

7) Generally adventures of all kinds! Encounters, laughs, conversations, travel, you name it!

Today I spoke with a fantastic lady, Veronica,  at a women’s dress store here in London called Elizabeth Noel! I am hopefully going to train at their Stratford store, pending the manager meeting me on Monday!

My friend Lisa is on maternity leave but is a personal trainer and avid fitness freak! She has offered to train me two days a week, once in her home and once in mine! I currently take a 90 min endurance cycling class on Fridays and that goes for another month.

100 days is roughly 14 weeks but I need to decide on a date and event for the sprint triathlon, then sign up!

A “sprint” event is typically a 750m swim, followed by a 20k bike ride and ends with a 5k run.

So I’m off and running so to speak!

Any suggestions and/or tips you have for any of these goals please don’t hesitate to pass along!

Here’s a little Pink to get you and me, in the mood!