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

Body Weight

153 lbs                                                                                                                        148.2 lbs

Body Fat %

34.0%                                                                                                                           28.6%

Estimated Water

73.7/48.2%                                                                                                                   73.7/49.7%

Fat Free Mass

27.3/17.8%                                                                                                                    32.1/21.7%

Healthy Fat

32/20.9%                                                                                                                       32/21.6%

Excess Fat

20/13.1%                                                                                                                       10.4/7.0%

 

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.

– Nancy

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