Sunday, 27 May 2012

The beginning of something new...

So here I am...a virgin blogger!!  Who'd of thunk????  But after reading a couple of blogs by my friends (Leigh & Enz) it seemed like fun and I thought...I'd like to do that.  Well, here goes first official blog.

This year I started on a get back to being healthy.  I started ZUMBA classes (which are rediculously fun) and personal training (with the best peronsal trainer ever 2 days a week) first.  I knew I'd love ZUMBA given my dance background and boy did I ever.  I'm hooked!!  It doesn't even feel like you're working out - well at least for me anyway...I love to dance.  I was a little nervous about starting with a personal trainer....that was until I met Kim Thompson of Vitality Source Fitness.  She is heaven sent.  So motivational....and she's got guns!!  No, not literal guns but her arms are wickedly toned.  I'm striving for her arms.  Then in March of this year I joined the For Women Only learn to run (LTR) group at the Running Room in Hamilton.  I wasn't sure what to expect and to be quite honest was super nervous - what if I was so out of shape I couldn't keep up?  But here it is, the end of May and I'm running 5k races and come July will be instructing the For Women's Only group with my running mate and now great friend, Leigh!  I would be remiss to mention that a couple of weeks after starting the LTR group I fell (not running but on some stairs) and broke my tailbone and damaged my lumbar area.  After 4 weeks of complete rest I started the LTR program again. Let me tell you - running with a broken tailbone and screwed up lumbar was not fun but to be honest I think it sped up my healing process (at least that's what I think).   

So, in a nut shell that is where I'm at.  For me its not about loosing weight (but won't deny that is always a bonus) - its about how I feel.  I'm starting to see muscle back in my arms and my legs and butt are, well, getting definition.  Love it!!!  Trust me, I've got a long way to go...but I'm on the way.  My journey has begun. 

My blog is going to be about my journey to a better're welcome to come along.


  1. Welcome to the blogosphere !!!

    Looking forward to following your journey :)

  2. Yay Bev! Congrats on a "new beginning"! I'll give you a shout out/link on my next blog entry!

  3. Welcome to the bloglife! Look forward to more updates from you and seeing your progress!

  4. Excited to follow your journey!! Leigh sent me :)

  5. Thanks for following me Sabrina & Tori...I look forward to my new blog adventure. Cheers!