Saturday, February 23, 2008

GOING IT ALONE

A little while ago I made the difficult decision to train on my own without the wonderful help and input I've had from Liz Nelson at The Fitness Solution. I will miss her support, encouragement and very down-to-earth-no-nonsense approach. Liz's knowledge of training and dietary requirements is second to none and she has convinced me that there is a healthier and more balanced way to get lean and put on some "sexy muscle".

I ended 2007 with a 110% effort to clean up my diet and tackle my food demons. January saw me going strong for the first half and then some bad days started creeping back in. I'm ashamed to admit that February has been a struggle. The good days have been few and far between. Yet with every bad eating episode Liz took the time to explain what was happening, why it was happening and gave me strategies to deal with the challenges. When I dreaded "confessing" another bad eating episode, she'd write something that inevitably made me feel better and I'm so grateful for that.

So now its up to me. I must take stock of everything I've learnt - about the physical, about the emotional and about myself and start taking positive steps once again. A friend once told me this saying and its very true: Magda you have all the tools in your shed, now its time to use them. Its time to stop reading the self help books/articles, stop searching for the magic system and its time TO DO. Only I can make the changes which will allow me to live the life I want to live.

THANK YOU LIZ FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME. YOU'RE A LEGEND :-)

Magda

3 comments:

MISS TANK said...

Beautifully said Magda! You know we put undue amounts of pressure on ourselves! Time to take each day as it comes and be grateful that we have our health and happiness..thinking of you!!

Magda said...

Thanks for those kind words MT. Will try to view that glass as half full and not get down or depressed about things.

Magda

LizN said...

Hey Magda,

No problem honey - I will email you - my OUtlook is down at the moment.

Cheers
Liz;)