Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Things are changing. Unexpected changes are always the best kind if you ask me. I have been working really hard on my weight for the past 5 months. Somewhere deep inside me, I though if I lost all of this weight, or even just some of it, it would fulfill me and make my life complete. What a crock of Bull-you know what.
I have lost 16 lbs to date. Every person I run in to comments on how good I am looking and asks for my advice, outlook, etc....
I just explain that there is not magic pill. I work out ALOT, and I watch what I eat. I am in no way a perfect person. This weekend for instance, I ate Steak and Shake, I drank too much on Saturday night, and i didn't work out. I guess the difference for me, and what I have learned is that I cannot deprive myself of the foods that I like. Sometimes, you just have to give in to temptation. I feel like if i deprive myself over, and over again I will hit my breaking point and eat everything in site. I have learned though, that if I eat a "bad" meal, I eat a healthy, low calorie, fresh meal for dinner. I think it is a balancing act for me and is something that I have gotten really good at.
Changes- MY BODY. My body is changing so much and I just love it.
-Muffin Top Gone- Check
-Collar bones Visible- Check
-Clothes fitting better, or are too big- Check
-Ability to handle longer, harder workouts- Check
-Resting metabolic rate on the riser- Check
I have been really focusing on my strength training with 90-120 minutes of cardio a week. I read an article that intense, fast strength training can burn as many, if not more calories in a single workout that running at a 6 minute mile pace! That is really fast. My strength training has also helped me develop some really attractive muscle tone. I am really digging my shoulders these days, and my BOOTY- WOW! I used to have a pancake butt, and a wide one at that. Now it sits high, and is nice and round.
Cellulite is also coming off, which is nice. The dimples are diminishing and that is a nice sight to see.
Now for the surprising change I really wasn't expecting. Last week, I had a couple of days off of work. I have been feeling really unhappy. I want to move back to my home town of Columbia, Mo. I have been living in my State Capitol, and working here. I have never had any complaints about my job, but lately I have been feeling unfulfilled by my work. I fell unappreciated, bored, and just at a standstill with my career. I work in the hospitality business, and to achieve my ultimate goal of being a General Manager of an upscale Hotel one day, I think it is important to advance myself and learn as much as possible about the business.
So last week during my days off of work, I found a job as a Front Office Manager at the nicest, biggest convention hotel in Columbia. I remember going there for all of my high school dances and just thinking how cool it would be to work there.
15 minutes after applying, I got a call from the recruiter. He asked me a series of questions, and must have really liked my answers because yesterday, I HAD AN INTERVIEW. I met with the General Manager, Director of Sales, and the head recruiter of the company. The interview went great, and on Thursday I am meeting with the VP of the entire Company.
I am so excited and really hope this works out. I feel like a change is coming and it is going to be a good one. I can start fresh. I can be the kind of boss I really want to be. I can learn something new and throw myself in to a new challenge. I really hope I get it and I can find a happy place for me.
I have accomplished so much, and I truly feel like with a new body, a new job, a fresh start, I might find the happiness and contentment I have been searching for.
Wish me Luck Sparkers! Keep me in your prayers. I NEED THIS!