Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Life in the Lyrics of Gaga

Those that know me know I'm addicted to Lady Gaga.  I just love her!!!  Her music, her image, her lyrics, what she believes in and how she empowers all of her 'little monsters" (fans) to believe in themselves and not focus on what others think of them.  Her songs motivate me when I exercise and I love wearing one of my three Gaga tees to the gym :)

Here's a summary of key moments in my life in the lyrics of Gaga.

Poker Face
"Can't read my, Can't read my, No he can't read my poker face"
  • Although everyone tells me I'm no poker face, you wouldn’t know that I hated my appearance for most of my life as I never showed that side.  I focused my energy on everyone around me, rather than myself.

Dance in the Dark
"Baby loves to dance in the dark, 'Cuz when he's lookin' she falls apart, Baby loves to dance in the dark"
  • I would pretend that I didn't like an activity instead of admitting that my weight was stopping me from doing it.

Just Dance
"Just dance. Gonna be okay. Da-doo-doo-doo. Just dance. Spin that record babe. Da-doo-doo-doo"
  • Music has been a part of my life since I began tap dancing at the age of 4.  Music is now what keeps me training hard at the gym in the mornings "Keep going for just one more song Splash.  You can do it"

Born This way
"There's nothing wrong with loving who you are, She said, Cause he made you perfect, babe.  So hold your head up girl and you'll go far, Listen to me when I say"…  I'm beautiful in my way 'cause God makes no mistakes, I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way.  Don't hide yourself in regret, Just love yourself and you're set, I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way"
  • I was born with a determined and stubborn streak.  As a kid I put my energy into my swimming.  It was a recreational activity that I loved from age 2.5 to 17 years.  As an adult I channelled my energy into my work, into achieving the next goal in my career.  I worked my way from a casual lifeguard to a Centre Manager for YMCA Victoria and I loved every minute of it.  I was the "get it done girl that kept everyone organised and colour-coded".  This year, I have focused my determined streak into making the best possible version of me.  And it's not just a 12 week fad, this is me forever now.

"I'll never talk again, Oh boy you've left me speechless, You've left me speechless so speechless"
  • The 12 week body transformation program has left me speechless.  Although I was losing weight on my own for 13 weeks prior to 12WBT, Mich has taught me to be strong in mind and JFDI.  The mindset lessons are invaluable.
  • My sister has left me speechless.  She  has been that one person that I have been totally honest with during my journey and she gives me a reality check when I start freaking myself out.  Her success in Round 1 2011 of this program was very inspiring.  I'm so proud of her!!

Edge of Glory
"I'm on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment of truth"
  • At week 11 of 12wbt, I'm on the edge of glory.  Here's why:
    • In 11 weeks I've lost 9cm off my bust, 12cm off my waist, 14cm off my butt and 11cm off each thigh
    • I've lost 31.7 kilos in 23 weeks
    • I've improved my fitness by a zillion per cent
    • I have the strongest mind ever that focuses on me first
    • I'm about 2 months away from my goal weight then ready to get lean and strong for life. 
    • Mich did this to me and I hope she is proud.  I know my family certainly is and that means the world to me!

"I’ve had enough, This is my prayer, That I’ll die living just as free as my hair"
  • My body is transforming into the person I want to be and I can really start living.  I'm free of the old me and my life is just beginning...

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