Introduction and Why I’m Doing This
Hello! My name is Nancy McInnis, and I am one of the new TMR Ambassadors. My job as ambassador is to blog about my 6-month journey to meet the objectives set out for me. Basically, my journey will demonstrate that when you set goals, and take action, you will see results.
Let me tell a little about myself:
I’m 46 years old and I want to be fabulously fit when I go into my 50’s and beyond.
I’ve been making big changes over the last few years. My first big change was my smile. I rarely smiled because I had overlapping teeth, and would do whatever I could to hide it. It’s easy when you don’t smile a lot. I decided to quit smoking and invest my smoke fund into braces. It took almost 5 years for the smile transformation. My first non-brace face pictures are my wedding pictures. It was a surprise to see my smile for the first time. I’ve been smiling ever since!
Now I’m working on the next phase of change – my body. I’ve always had a battle with weight. It’s a little harder to hide it when you are overweight. I started this change a few years ago. My weight was near 180 lbs. I started losing weight by running. I started with 5K, then 10K and progressed to half marathons. I’ve done 3 of them so far. Then, five years ago, I discovered cycling. I’ve done the Ride to Conquer Cancer for the last 4 years in honour of lost loved ones taken by cancer. I went from 0KM to being able to cycle 200KM over a 2-day period and even managed to cycle up Hamilton Mountain! I wasn’t sure I could as it’s a steep uphill incline, but I wouldn’t make if I didn’t try. Well, I did it!!
If I can achieve these goals, I believe I can achieve the goals The Motion Room has set out for me. I believe in the statement “if you can conceive it, and believe it, you will achieve it”. Check out this video on the power of this message http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hA-7aq6OXI
I’ve been able to get my weight down to 145, but I’m back up to 153.
Here are my current measurements and objectives:
My Current Measurements as of January 14, 2012 Objectives to be met by July 14, 2012
153 lbs 148.2 lbs
Body Fat %
Fat Free Mass
I’m generally very good spirited, and have fun working out even though it’s really hard work. You’ll see me with a smile, and it will be on my very red face – it’s what I look like when I’m working out. It’s not a pretty sight, so be warned!
So, why would I put myself in a position where I share my weight and stats with you and be under this weekly scrutiny? I’m doing these things anyway, so if I can inspire just one person to make a change in their life, then scrutiny is worth it.
The Motion Room is a great place to achieve your goals. It’s helped me a lot, but I still have a ways to go to reach my goals. Give The Motion Room a try – you won’t regret your decision.
I hope you will follow my journey and it inspires you to start your own journey, or continue the journey you started. I’ll be posting updates each week – so come on this journey with me.