Monday, October 22, 2012

Picture-Filled Post

Today's post is part of this past week's Get Fit, Feel Epic summary.

1) Post-Workout Photo - Ok, this is a dreadful photo - I look so sad, lol - but it's after a 1.5 hour workout.

2) A piece of fitness equipment - I've got a sort of mini-gym set up which is great on days when things get a bit too crazy and I can't make it to the gym. I've got just enough to do some weights, some cardio, and the latest addition, a Bosu ball -- absolutely love it!

3) Where you sleep - This is where I barely sleep. Despite how comfortable my bed is, my mind doesn't seem to want to stay here for very long!

4) Favorite Movie - I love tons of movies - this is a glimpse of my DVD collection at home. If I had to choose one movie, I would choose Amelie. I absolutely adore everything about this movie.

5) Source of Inspiration - There are many people who inspire me, but one thing that I draw from daily are motivation quotes. Here are a few of my favorites.

6) Something that makes you happy - I'll go really superficial with this --- SHOES!! Here's a glimpse into some of my shoe closets (yes, I have more than 1).

7) Nature - I don't get much exposure to nature here in the desert of Kuwait, but my travels have taken me to some spectacular places -- Argentina this past January was phenomenal:

Walking the trails along Iguazu Falls up North

Hiking in the Andes mountains

Glacier trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier down South

Horseback riding in El Calafate

8) Something you've grown or created - My Weekly Menu Board & Calorie Chart - Writing out my menu at the start of the week really helps me stay on track. I've also written down the most common foods I eat and broken down their nutritional components so that I can always guesstimate how much I'm eating in each meal.

9) Something you really should stop - Munching on Nuts - Even though these are raw/unsalted/challenge-approved, I still reach for a few every once in a while just for the sake of munching rather than if I'm really hungry or I really want to eat them.

10) Something new that you love - Being a certified Zumba instructor :) - I have to admit, I still feel a bit giddy when I get to say that I'm some sort of fitness instructor. Me? A fitness instructor? I know I have yet to teach a class, but I've done the certification course. I know I have the fitness level to do it -- it just shows how much I've turned my life around, and it feels great!


  1. Very impressive life Energywoman! You have accomplished so much for someone so young. What an amazing journey so far:)

  2. Thanks Marc! I've made major changes this past year alone & I'm enjoying seeing the positive results :)

  3. This is awesome! I love the menu planning sheet and board. Doesn't it make you feel good to have those decisions sorta pre-made... and knowing that you'll actually use the food you buy!?

  4. Anonymous8:02 AM

    The glacier picture is incredible, I love all the blues:) Thanks for the sneek peak into your life and congratulations again on the Zumba certification.

  5. Wow! Those pictures are gorgeous - you've been so many interesting places!

    I love the menu board, and the fact you are a fitness instructor? Well of course you should be proud, that's an incredible achievement!

  6. I think your workout picture looks intense, not scary, and after a 1.5 hour workout, maybe you're just tired. :)
    Amelie is one of my favorite movies, too.
    Those shoes are to die for!!


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