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How to be successful

I’ve read somewhere in FB a meme that says “The first step to becoming successful is to make mistakes.” This meme totally sounds like an encouraging idea.  It sounds like a logical declaration of a universal truth.

I would say however, that the first step to becoming successful is not in making mistakes.

The first step to becoming successful is to dream.

Dreams define your goals.  Your goals become your reason to achieving something.  Achieving that something is your success.

I dreamed of losing considerable weight from a bulky 180-lb 5ft and 3in woman to a lady whose weight is in the healthy weight range.    Back in June 2014, I dreamed of weighing 135 lbs by March 2015.  Some of my friends and colleagues didn’t believe that I can make it.  Still I continued to dream.

That dream has caused me to plan steps on how to achieve my goal. I enrolled in the gym, I donned my running shoes, I changed my eating habits.

As of March 21, 2015 I already lost 43 lbs and I now weigh 136.8 lbs.  I am definitely on track of my dream of weighing 135 lbs by end of March 2015. I am only about 2 lbs away from achieving that dream.

I have a new dream now.  I dream of losing more unnecessary weight and to be at 121 lbs by June 2015.   That is a total of 59 lbs of weight loss on the anniversary month of when I first started to workout and control the type and portions of food that I eat.

To achieve this dream, I am doing Core workout for 10-20 min per day, walk & run  for 30 min to 1 hour at least 3x a week, workout in the gym at least 2x per week, and eat real food at the right time and of the right portions.   This will not just cut down my weight but it will also tone my muscles and strengthen my core.

In order to be successful,  I strongly recommend that you start dreaming.

Yes.  Keep on dreaming. 🙂

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And since it rained

I prepared for a 1-hour walk and run around the neighborhood today. I got all geared up with my pink go run and my gray and black top. And then it rained. Whoa! Rain in the middle of the hot season here in our tropical country.

I needed to exercise today. I always walk and run every Sunday.  I need to do something else.

I remembered that workout video shared in her FB page by one of the coaches in the gym. The video was about some easy core exercises. I decided to check it out and work out right there in my room.   Wow!  Turns out that the exercises were pretty intense. I got drenched all over.   In just 20 minutes of core exercises, it seemed like I got drenched in the rain.  lol.

I love this routine. I’m definitely going to do this routine at least 5x a week for the next 30-days.  My abdomen is now at 35.5 in coming from 43 in 9 months ago.   With the 5x a week core exercises that I am now doing for the next 30-days, my goal is to shrink my abdomen down to 33 inches by April 22, 2015 and drop it further to 30 inches by May 22, 2015.

I am now 136.8 lbs coming from 143 lbs in February 17, 2015 and 180 lbs in June 2014.  With the new routines I’m doing, I’m looking forward to dropping more unwanted weight and by April 22, 2015 I shall be down to 132 lbs.   By May 2015, I shall meet my personal target of 127 lbs.

This video truly rocks.  Two repetitions of the entire 10 min video is all that I needed to drench in sweat. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1651682521721531&set=vb.1592232187666565&type=2&theater

 

Exercise is just amazing.  Let’s get this going. 🙂