Friday, February 26, 2010

Seeing progress!

I had a great workout last night with my trainer. We did an upper body workout, similar to the one we started off with last week.
But I'm super excited because I've already made some progress! I really didn't expect to so soon, but I have!
On some of the same exercises we did last week I increased my weight. And on a lot of the exercises I increased my reps! Awesome! I was very happy when my trainer told me the news!
I can honestly say that I wouldn't push myself as hard as I am without my trainer cheering me on and being so encouraging. It's really great!
Earlier this week I had told my trainer I had "lost" some weight since starting on my meal plan.
He said 'no, you have "dropped" weight'. At first I didn't know what he meant.
But then he asked me 'what is the first thing you do when you lose something?' And I said 'you look for it'.
He then told me that you don't want to find those pounds ever again, so to use the term "dropped".
Definitely makes sense, but I had never thought about it that way. So, from now on I will use the term "dropped" instead of "lose".
For our workout today we'll be working on the lower body -- this is the day that frightens me the most -- please pray for me!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Feeling great!

So far so good on my new exercise and meal plan! Yes I realize it's only been four days, but I'm really feeling awesome!
I've been able to stick to my exercise plan and my meal plan really well -- no slip ups! And the best part is is that I'm not craving anything! No chocolate, no sweets, no carbs, nothing! I'm really shocked and pleasantly surprised!
On Friday our workout consisted of concentrating on the lower body. I basically did squats and lunges for an hour straight! Holy cow it was hard and my legs are still feeling it today! They are still quite sore.
I took a bath with some epsom salts last night and it did help. It felt really good actually.
I've already gotten my exercise in for today -- I took Jackson for an hour walk at a good steady pace. We added in some hills and my calves were definitely feeling it!
Tomorrow I see my trainer again for a full body workout. I'm sure I'll be hurtin' again on Wednesdau!

Friday, February 19, 2010


My muscles are angry today! They were screaming at me when I woke up! I had a great workout with my trainer last night! He really kicked my ass. We worked on upper body. He had me doing all sort of exercises that hurt like hell! Haha! But it's a good kind of hurt.
He also wanted to see how many push ups I could do -- I already knew I would suck at it before I got into position. Being a dancer for so many years my upper body was always weak, but my lower body was always a lot stronger. I could only do 7 push-ups! Not so good! Then my trainer wanted to see how many chin-ups I could do. I had never done a chin-up before so I wasn't overly enthusiastic about this -- I couldn't even do one! :( They are so tough! But at least I have something to work towards.
I also got my meal plan last night and I can honestly say that I'm having a tough time getting through each meal because there is so much food! I'm not sure how I'm supposed to lose any weight with this much food, but there has got to be a method to my trainer's madness! :) I also get to have one cheat meal per week which can include an appetizer, main course, dessert and one alcoholic beverage.
The best thing I've discovered so far was that my chocolate whey powder has real chocolate chips in it -- yummy!
Anyways, today we're doing legs, so that should be fun!
I hope you all have a great weekend! I better go have my morning snack.....

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Today's the day!

It's my first workout with my trainer! We start tonight and go for an hour! I'm very excited, but nervous at the same time. I wonder how sore I will be tomorrow! Oh and I get my meal plan tonight too -- at least I think I do. I'm also looking forward to seeing what my meals will be like. I'm not a picky eater so I'm sure I'll like it.
Last night I went and bought some new runners. I love them!

And I also got a new sports bra and workout top. I'm ready to go! I need to get some more workout gear if I'm going to be seeing my trainer three times a week, plus going to the gym on my own.
Anyways, I will keep you all posted as to how it goes tonight! Wish me luck!!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My love filled weekend!

I'm so sad the weekend is over! Yes, we had yesterday off for Family Day too, so we enjoyed a long, love filled weekend!
Noel was home, which was awesome. We had a great time! My mom and I went to the dinner theatre on Friday night. She really is one of my best friends and I admire her in so many ways. I hope I have her courage and strength, she has really been through so much and is so positive and strong!
Saturday we had Noel's birthday celebration. He turned 35 on the 10th. We had pizza and wings and cake and wine! It was yummy! And since I'm being put on a meal plan come Thursday, I'm glad we did that beforehand! It was so great to have his family and my family over. They get along so well and it's amazing to be able to visit with everyone at once. Noel's sister is due in the next few weeks and I'm so excited to say we're having a baby niece! We have a three-year-old nephew which is amazing and he's so much fun, but I can't wait to have a little girl around!
On Sunday we had a date day for Valentine's Day. So much fun! We went and saw Avatar, which I thought was an amazing movie. I wasn't sure since I've been hearing such mixed reviews, but I really did like it a lot. Then it was off to the Keg for dinner. We had some very yummy prime rib and lobster for dinner, with drinks of course and then we came home to Valentine's Day chocolate! Yum! It was so perfect!
Yesterday we had a family day event that I planned for our neighbourhood. It was so fun! It was a family skating party and we had lots of games, prizes and hot chocolate. Everyone loved it and I had so much fun watching all the kiddies! Noel brought us Timbits and stayed to help for a while in the midst of scrambling to get ready to go back to work today. What a guy! Love him so much!
Hope you all had a great weekend too!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Starting with a trainer!

So everything has worked out and I'm starting with a personal trainer on Feb. 18! I'm so very excited and I think this is the boost I need! My trainer's name is Scott and he's amazing. He's so motivating and charismatic and I think he'll be a perfect fit for me!
We've decided to do three personal training sessions per week for three months. In addition, I'll also be getting a meal plan, which I'm really stoked about too!
This Thursday I'm going for a body composition test which I'm extremely nervous about! It'll measure my muscle mass, water weight and fat percentage *gulp* -- no more hiding and no more being in denial!
Oh yes, and the other thing I'm dreading is I have to take a photo of myself, in a bathing suit, before we start working out, so I have something to compare my progress to. Yikes! I will not be showing that to anyone -- except Scott! Haha!
So, I will let you all know how things go and I can't wait to start this journey!