So I’ve got 4 weeks until Hurt Camp, and well, er, you know, this is really hard for me to write this…
So I’m a little fat.
Ok yes I’m fit, and I’m healthy (ish), but I’m not in tip top condition.
And there’s nothing quite like lining up with 11 other strong, fit and talented athletes in a months time ON TV (!?!) to hit me hard with the reality stick!!!
So I’ve got a bit of work to do – on my body, on my mind and on my life.
If you’re going to do it, you might as well do it as hard and as best as you can, right? RIGHT!
I’ve always been one to go it alone.
I train by myself, and I find it hard to ask for help (because I’m a capable strong woman, I feel I should be able to do anything)
And I know I can.
However there’s also part of me that isn’t too sure…
Have you ever thought what would be possible if you knew you could not fail?
How would it feel to have an absolute belief in yourself and your abilities?
How about if your internal thoughts were always:
‘You can do it!’
‘Go longer, further, faster, stronger!
‘I know you can!’
‘You were made for this!’ ‘
‘You are a champion!’
‘You really are a beautiful person’
Do you think life would be different?
DO you think you’d be a different person?
Do you think you’d try more? Do more? Be more?
I reckon you would be.
Well I know I would be.
In fact, I’m certain things would be different for me…
So I’ve decided I want to live an AMAZING life.
I know I’ve lived a pretty awesome life so far, and seen and done many many (crazily;) amazing things.
And it has been awesome.
But I’ve always pushed and driven myself, and achieved great things, but I’ve never really deep down believed in myself.
I mean I always know I can do something, but there’s a difference in knowing and a real knowing.
It’s always been a challenge for me.
I have this alter ego Andrea that loves sleeping in.
And real late.
That really hates me going to the gym and encourages me to buy blocks of chocolate and almost inhale them.
That’s tells me it’s too cold, that I’m too tired, that i don’t have enough time, that I can’t/shouldn’t/won’t/don’t.
And she annoys me.
She constantly calls on me.
And she quite often doesn’t take no for an answer.
I know many of you reading this may be thinking ‘Andrea’s the most positive and motivating person I know!’
And I am positive and motivated (and super driven.)
That’s the other Andrea.
And she’s pretty cool.
That’s the Andrea that thinks it a great idea to run 115km, to cycle solo 2000km across two countries carrying all her tent and gear (despite the bitter cold and snow – when she was prepared for sun in Summer.)
That’s the Andrea that spends all night dancing at a gig to arrive at the start line of the Tough Mudder 20km Obstacle Race with an hours sleep to have forgotten her training gear, but continues on, wearing the biggest smile and having the loudest cheer.
That’s the Andrea who think it’s fun to cycle 5-6 hours to and from Glastonbury, a 6 day Music Festival, just so she can go on an adventure and see more of the countryside (whilst others find it hard to sit in a car home.)
Yeah that’s the Andrea that trains hard, but because of the other Andrea, she doesn’t think she’s really any good, however places top ten in NZ’s Coast to Coast 280km Multi-sport Race (and so much of a surprise her support team isn’t even ready for her.)
She’s a bit of a crazy cat.
Yeah that’s the Andrea I really like.
In fact, I love it when she’s dominant in my life!
She rocks! 🙂
So anyway….back to me having an AMAZING life.
I’ve decided that I want to be surrounded by positive, driven, smart, motivated and inspiring people.
I want to create an environment that the annoying Andrea feels uncomfortable haha 😉
Not that I haven’t been surrounded by people like that before.
I’ve had some amazing people in my life, and my friends and family are wonderful and supportive, but I’m talking about constantly being around people that inspire you to be on your game.
(and besides I moved to a country and a city where I didn’t know anyone, just because I thought it would be cool to live there, so I’m not surrounded by my old friends and family.)
But you know the type of people that have you double checking yourself, you watch what you say, what you do.
That inspire you to want to be a better person.
The people that are fitter, stronger, and more successful than you.
I want this because I want to feel pushed to also be fitter, stronger, and to achieve my goals.
And I want to believe I can, which means I will! 🙂
I want to have a deep down knowing that I can be or have whatever it is that I want.
And then to go forth and get it baby!
How awesome would that be?
Pretty gawd dam AMAZING I reckon!!
So my mission for the next month is the get as fit and as strong as I can in preparation of Hurt Camp,
To get rid of my blobby stomach and feel awesome in my skin.
To have an amazing and inspiring support network around me.
To get my business up and successfully running.
To go forward in my life with determination, confidence and an overexcited belief that I can achieve what it is that I want.
And I’m going to document the journey here for you to read and to share the journey with me (if you dare! 😉
I would feel honoured if you followed me in my mission.
Please do feel free to comment, like and to share.
It’s always good to know that people are there. Like an invisible hand holding.
It’s like you’re also part of my cheerleading team 🙂 The ones that do the crazy flips! 🙂
And you can NEVER have enough cheerleaders in your life!
Soooooo super excited right now!!!
Let’s DO THIS! 🙂
You go girl.. We are all right behind you pushing you up, beside you holding your hand and in front of you pulling you in the right direction.
So amazing to have your help, support and your powerful and positive presence in my life! x
From what I have heard of you I am sure you can do it and do it well too. Go for it Andrea we are all backing you.
I hope to do everyone proud! 🙂
however whatever body fat you have cannot be removed by exercise alone. drink the lemon juice of half a lemon first thing in the morning and eat only natural non processed foods for 17 days. That includes starchy vegetables and seeds. Do not have anything with fruit juice or sugar (Sugar is out totally but you can replace it with stevia or coconut sugar if you have to have it) after two pm apparently unused carbohydrates and sugars are converted to fat. use protein for energy. No coffee for those seventeen days. berries are ideal and use a probiotic youghurt to make a smoothie for breakfast. You can eat unlimited white meat and salads in that 17 days. You will go through a withdrawal period but that is good. It works amazingly Dr MIke Moreno http://caloriecount.about.com/17-day-diet-b487463
I’m a Fitness and Health Professional, I know exactly what to do 😉
fyi Carbs are not stored as fat (unless you consume in excess THEN they go through a conversion process (which also uses up energy) to be stored as fat.)
The body runs (efficiently and effectively) on carbohydrates (glucose) for energy, and this is very important for brain function, and for powering me up with my high intense (and long duration) workouts!! It’s imperative I consume carbohydrates! 🙂
My diet will not cut out any macronutrient (although I will try not to drink alcohol;) and be high in all natural foods. I do not believe in restricting foods (as this just makes you want it more) although will focusing on making healthy and sensible choices (I want to feel amazing from the inside out, so choosing the right ingredients to power my body is key!)
(from the ground, or an animal, is what I will be eating 🙂
– I’ll keep everyone posted on my diet too – as this will be particularly key for me to achieve my goals.
Thanks soooooo much for your support!!!! xx
I’m so in awe of you being in Search4Hurt! I hope we can watch it in NZ!!!
Thanks Steph!!! xx
Yip you will be able to watch it in NZ – it’s a tough road, but I want to get there – 3 more weeks! 🙂
What I was trying to say inefficiently that you do use glucose in fruits etc but asll natural as the refined sugars and carbohydrates are not as good for you. Refined flour has an incredible amount of gluten in it these days (Genetically modified as it bulks it up compared to early 1900s)
Yip! From the ground and an animal is what I’m eating – and the least stuffed around by humans the better!
I will be eating whole grains such as wheat, rice, oats, and corn – and whole grain flour 🙂
Although for my 12 hour race this weekend I just may have to resort to some refined sugars and carbs to get enough energy in! :O