#AlumniWellness #30DayPrimer Day 4

Post a picture of someone with the body you would like to have. What features do you like about this person?

“From that moment on, I decided to take control of my life. I made up my mind to turn my body into a weapon… I made up my mind to turn my body into a weapon that would eventually set me free, or KILL anyone who sought to keep me in prison” - Denzel Washington in Hurricane

Hurricane, a movie about Rueben “Hurricane” Carter is one of my favorite movies. To top that off, when I think about my dream physique, I always think about the scene when he was released from prison the first time. Lean muscle is my goal. 

Day 4 of 30

Post a picture of someone whose body you’d like to have. What features do you like about this person?

I had a heck of a time finding one person with everything that I want in my ideal body. I decided to create a montage, instead.

  • A beautiful smile and a cute, natural hairstyle that can withstand the sweat and humidity of a Bikram classroom or a 10-mile run.
  • A big, healthy heart that can give lots of love and inspiration to those in my personal and professional circles
  • Nicely sculpted, yet feminine arms and abs (featuring @LoriCPalmer)
  • A great balance of strength and flexibility
  • A slightly chiseled back, leading to a proportional, rotund seat
  • Killer calves

I do not want to look like a body builder. I just want to look like I care. What is both encouraging and discouraging at the same time is that I have had each these at some point in my life, just not all at the same time. I can do this!

Speaking of Bikram…

This morning, I attended my studio’s first 5:30 am class and it was great! We have had 6 am classes for a few years, but some students needed to start earlier in order to get to work on time. This time actually works out better for me. There were 10 other dedicated crazies in class who were full of both energy and self-amazement.  As in most early morning classes, I was less flexible, but so glad that I attended.  I can totally make the early morning sacrifice, in order to have my evenings free. Today was also the day that I look forward to during a challenge: I could not taste the salt of the sweat that drizzled in my mouth. Detoxing NOW, more to come.