Thursday, January 22, 2009

Yes I am Still Here

I have decided to do a major catchup. I am still here. I have just been taking things easy in some areas of my life.

I can't believe it's been so long since I blogged. Life is great and very busy these days. Cancer is beginning to slowly take a back seat and it better stay that way. It's been 2.5 years since I was diagnosed and my life is finally not ruled by doctors visits. It seems like a life time ago although daily I am reminded by my own body what I went through due to the treatment and the surgery.

Seven months ago I decided to reclaim my life. I wanted to feel fit and healthy again and most of all lose weight. I wanted to join Kady up in Karate and decided I may as well join her. Within a few days Jason and Leah joined. We are all totally addicted. These photos were taken when we first started. We are all much fitter and train a minimum of three times a week (4.5 hours). Obsessed or what lol. I have lost close to 20kg's of my chemo weight. I look at the photo below and can't believe it's me. I would still love to lose another 5 to 10 kg's.

On 23rd November we had our first grading for our red belt. Close to 3.5 halfs of a full on workout. We all survived and we all passed. It was hot and hard work. I must take some pics with us wearing our red belts. This week we received our Kyokushin membership cards.

We have our next grading coming up in March. Bring it on.


Anonymous said...

hi you all look good and fit pete and mick better watch out lol xxx

Dawn Stan said...

Hey Rose these pics were before we had began to get fit lol

Anonymous said...

well can u put some new ones on then please love to you all xxx

Anonymous said...

I love all these family pics Dawn.....and hey Rose.....Dawn looks as trim as anything we need her to take another pic in a few more weeks....same [pose.....same outfit....LOL!

Anonymous said...

yea that will be good with all
that hot weather you have got over there everyone must be sweating it away xx