Well, introducing and farewelling for a short time all at once – as Hilary is about to take maternity leave in the very near future! We wish you well Hils.
Hi, my name is Hilary and I’m very proud to be part of the Ideal Bodies Online team as a Feedback Coach!
Some of you may know that I’m currently embarking on a very exciting journey – I am pregnant with our first child, which is due on the 22nd of December. My husband and I are very excited, especially because it took us 18 months to fall pregnant (I suffer from polycystic ovaries). Once bubs is born I am really looking forward to training hard again (you should only lift light weights when pregnant) and pushing myself to my limits – I miss getting my heart rate up!
My goals for this pregnancy have been to maintain a level of fitness, and to continue to eat 5 small healthy meals per day. I’ve had to incorporate a few different things, such as getting in more dairy for calcium, and removing things like protein powders and L-glutamine for the duration, but its been fairly easy to stick to and I still get hungry every 3 hours or so, so I know that my metabolism is still humming along! It has been very strange to watch the number on the scales go in the opposite direction though!
I thought I would share with you some of my favourite motivational quotes which I have written in my goal books and training diaries.
Today will be an amazing day because that’s what I choose…
and today I will recognise and consider every opportunity that presents itself.
I will be more aware, more conscious, more proactive and more open to what comes my way.
I will not be handicapped by laziness, apathy, ignorance, fear or selective blindness
and I will step up to the plate every day. EVERY day.
I will not wait for gifts or luck,
I will find opportunities and I will squeeze every ounce of potential out of every cell of my body.
I will not make excuses; I will find a way and I will not die with my music still in me.” ~ Craig Harper
Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off our goals. Zig Ziglar
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
Keep working hard towards those fitness goals, and never lose sight of your dreams!
Now, what’s been happening with me…I PB’d on DB Snatches today, pretty happy with my effort. I managed 2 sets of 6 with a 20kg dumbbell, not bad for one arm. I am going to try and get some video on my camera and see if I can put it up on site, with me attempting another pb.
This time next week I’ll be in sunny (surely it’s going to be this time??) Qld. Spending the day after I arrive in Brissie, meeting with my web guys and also with Jason of Bodizone, and Kristin and I will even do a workout at his studio. Jason will be in the throes of organizing the Olympia, to be held on the Gold Coast the week after I leave (bad timing). Will catch up with the pregnant Hils while in Brissie too.
Will be meeting Sharna and helping Kristin train her up on the Thursday and Friday. As well as that, I hope to get quite a bit of R&R.
Things have been pretty hectic workwise, lots of projects on the go, and not getting too far with them so far!
Actually watching a Seinfeld episode that I’ve never seen before – didn’t think it was possible!