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Gratitude Attitude
Posted October 15, 2010 by Christallin

January 2, 2011 is my 50th birthday. I have a goal to be a role model for other young women. As a former Mrs. Southeastern Michigan United States, 2008, pageant coach, judge and Life Coach, it's important for me to practice what I preach. What I've been preaching forever is that there is no reason to grow "older" so that you look bad. I love becoming older. Whenever I tell someone I am almost 50, their jaw drops straight to the ground. No glory on my part though. It's all due to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He gave me this temple and I'm determined to keep it well.

Right now I'm in a little race with time. I have the goal to weigh 150 Lbs by my birthday on January 2, 2011. I am 5'10" so this is my perfect modeling and photographic weight. I am doing everything I know how to do. I work out 5 times a week. Four of the five days I do 1 hour to 1.30 cardio. On Mondays I usually do just 45 minutes. I enjoy the Spinning class and find that I lose weight fastest when I do this class at least 2-3 times a week. My goal is to have a lean and toned look. As a fashion model, very pronounced muscle development is not the look I like for me. But I do want to be able to see plenty of curves and a few cuts and some definition. So I now do light weights and many, many repetitions. As I lose more fat, I will add a little more weight for definition and to keep making gains. I also enjoy the Powerflex class at Bally Total fitness.

I recently realized the importance of protein for muscle building. I'm a vegetarian and for the life of me couldn't figure out why I didn't weigh zero pounds just because I eat mostly fruit and veggies. Duh! Thank God for an athlete I ran into at the Hyatt Regency gym. This woman looked so good it was amazing. I know she was older than I am which made it even better. I asked her how she got her fantastic body and she shared with me the importance of eating clean, organic, and using a protein supplement if you're a vegetarian. Believe me, after talking to this sister, I had a whole different attitude. Another friend, Ms. Maryland Galaxy, 2011, Sherri Dennis, told me that I must increase my cardio to torch the fat. She only had to tell me that one time.

But that's what makes the fitness community so great and so much fun. I love the comeraderie of working out in the midst of others with the same goals. I love seeing different techniques and trying them myself. I love losing weight and wearing different attractive outfits instead of the same old basic black. I love the looks I get when I can tell someone is thinking, "Dang, she's here, again." Wow. This is too much fun to ever quit.

I'm new to this site. I came here to ask for advice on weight loss supplements. I'm interested in those that have an appetite suppressant, metabolic increasing effect. But you know, even if I never get that advice, I'll still participate. I really like the exercise tutorials. This is part of me and who I am. I'm glad to meet you and hope you are having a blessed day.

My word for the day was timely, "Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks for this is the will of God through Christ Jesus concerning You." I Thess. 5;16-18. Gratitude- A different type of exercise.