Thursday, June 7, 2012

1 year gym-aversary


I'm not just showing you my exposed midriff for the sake of it, I'm proud to say today is my one year gym-aversary! This day a year ago I tentatively signed up for a membership at Goodlife Fitness and have been actively engaged in the group exercise classes for at least 4-6 hours/week since then (even on my Birthday, Christmas Eve & on vacation!) It's something that makes me feel phenomenal (both emotionally and physically) and it's just a perk that my body has started to tone and tighten (my goal for next year is to have a visible 6 pack and more defined arms).

How did I celebrate my one year gym-aversary? I started the day with a two hour cardio and ab workout and then treated myself to a new pair of sneakers with hot pink laces! (seen here reflected in the mirror).
And now for something truly embarassing, a vlog I took back in December after I'd completed my Zumba instructor training (I've taught a couple private classes but have too much on my plate to commit to regular Zumba instructing).  This video is silly with a few mistakes and I don't explain the moves (because that's what they teach you in training which is not very helpful in my opinion) and I'm a white girl trying to perform latin moves so just keep that in mind (my hips don't move quite the same way as JLo!) The video is sideways (not sure how to fix that) but I hope it makes you smile!

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." -Fred Devito

{P.S. It's not too late to enter my Castellammare Designs jewellery giveaway!}

16 comments:

  1. Ahh 1 year of committing to the gym. I'm at almost 6 months! I mean, I don't go alllll the time, but I go 3 to 4 times a week for about an hour, sometimes more, each time.
    I can totally relate to everything you said though. It makes me feel SO much better. I don't know why I didn't do it before! I absolutely love it, the days I go I'm actually excited... :P

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  2. Emily I watched your video and enjoyed seeing and hearing you. Congratulations on a wonderful journey to building a brick house body. You are so toned already can't wait to see what you can do in a year. I am inspired. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  3. I actually miss Goodlife - we don't have them on PEI so I had to cancel my membership. I particularly miss body attack and spinning - both such good workouts!

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  4. Congrats! Lookin' good! :)

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  5. You look GREAT! Your fitness is an inspiration to the rest of us lazy slobs. :)

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  6. frigggg i just typed a whole comment and it got deleted! arggg

    ok basically it said you look amazing. and CONGRATS! also.. i wanted to post that picture of you post run to show how far you have come but it won't let me! i guess i will post it to fb ;-)

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  7. Happy gymaversary (that's a new one for me)! I've always wanted to try Zumba but have not gotten around to it. I hear it's a really great workout.

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  8. congrats, girl! during my university years I used to go to the gym almost every day and it was great but I'm even more satisfied with my body now that I work out all by myself :)
    unfortunately I can't see the video for some reason but keep up the good job and keep working out because it really creates amazing mood!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  9. you go girl
    rock that hard body!!!
    brett

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  10. Great job, I can see a flat toned midriff. Mine seriously need some major work out...haha..Nice sports shoes, the neon pink laces are so fun! Keep up the good work!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  11. The vlog doesn't work. I'm so sad! I really wanted to watch it. You are gorgeous. Congrats on staying healthy.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  12. Good for you, that is totally awesome! I'm just starting to get back into the habit of working out again, I hope I can stick with it too!

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  13. wooooo hooo celebrate & be proud of your fabulous self! you danced very well in that zumba video.

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  14. Congratulations on your gym-aversary! You look phenomenal!

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  15. Congratulations! Your stomach is visibly toned. I'm glad you're enjoying both the mental and physical benefits!

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily