Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Halfway done!

This week marks the halfway point for my trainer and I. So sad! We've already been working out together for six weeks! The time really has flown by!
I'm going to see if he'll keep me on for an additional three months. Right now I'm not paying for him because I'm doing it through the newspaper I work for. But I'm more than willing to pay for him to keep him longer. I'm seeing such great results. I'm getting lots of compliments and overall I feel so much better, so I want to keep it going for sure.
Other than that, not much is going on. We got an alarm system for our house since Noel is away working for two weeks at a time. I feel better about being by myself for that long. Hopefully it's a deterrent for any bad guys! :)
This weekend for Easter I'm heading over to my mom's for dinner. It'll be my weekly cheat meal and I'm so looking forward to it! Fried oysters, turkey, potatoes, stuffing and GRAVY! Yum! I can't wait! I'm making a crab and artichoke dip that my grandpa really wants to try, so that should be yummy! Unfortunately Noel will be away working -- our new reality since he started this job last year. But we'll be having a big turkey feast when he gets home with both of our families, so that is definitely something to look forward to!
Oh yah, and this morning I weighed in at 188.2. Yay!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

So shocked!

This morning I had a body composition where my trainer takes my measurements, measures body fat, weighs me etc.
This was our second one as we did one before I started working out with him just so we had a starting point to go from.
I wasn't too sure what to expect and to be honest I was a little bit nervous because to me, a body composition is really telling and I was worried I wasn't working hard enough -- even though I really am giving it my all!
Well, I'm super excited and still very shocked to say I'm down 9.8 inches in total! YAY! It feels amazing to be able to say that!
So to break it down, I lost 1 inch in my neck (weird I thought!), 3.5 inches in the hourglass part of my waist, 1 inch off my shoulders, 1.6 inches off my stomach, another 1.6 inches off my hips and 1 inch off my thigh (he only measures my right thigh).
I feel so incredible and I'm so happy that my hard work is paying off!
I also have dropped 1% of my body fat which my trainer says is really good too.
Also, on the scale I saw 189.8! Yay for being out of the 190's!
This completely makes my week!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I'm an auntie!

Wow, it's been a very exciting week for Noel, myself and Noel's family! His sister had a baby girl on Monday! They have a three-year-old boy as well and now a little princess! Her name is Julia Elise. She's adorable. I've only seen pictures so far, but I'm heading over to their house after work to meet her! They got home late last night.
Noel is away working and probably won't be home until the 24th. He's very excited but I know the fact that he can't meet our niece until then is killing him. I'm sure he'll go straight over to his sister's house as soon as he gets home!
I can't wait until Noel and I have babies. He's amazing with children and I know he'll make an amazing father. We just have to get married first! :) It's only been almost 11 years! LOL! I'm more patient than I realized! :)
I told him that I'll probably get pregnant right when I reach my goal weight, just because that's the way things happen.
Speaking of weight, I've officially lost nine pounds! Yahoo! I am super excited and I've worked extremely hard to lose those nine pounds! I weighed in this morning at 191 pounds. I'm so ready to say goodbye to the 190's and never see them again!
I've started to get compliments on my weight and people are noticing which is such a great feeling.
My trainer said it's almost time to do another body composition where he takes my measurements and determines my body fat percentage etc. I'm excited for this and can't wait to see what progress I've made. I feel it, so it'll be great to know! I will keep you all posted when I find out!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm back!

We had a great holiday and little getaway to Banff. Even though I live so close to the mountains and always have, I never get tired of them.
The weather was amazing and we were able to walk around town shopping in our spring jackets! We took a horse and carriage ride through the town, went up the mountain on the gondola and had some great meals at local restaurants. It was fabulous!
My eating was pretty good although I have to say that it was a lot tougher than I thought to stay on track. First of all, it's difficult to know what the food is being cooked in and secondly the portions were crazy big! I tried to eat as normally as I would when I was at home, but to be honest it just wasn't happening. For breakfast I had eggs, whole wheat toast and lots of fruit the first morning. The second morning I had a yogurt and fruit parfait with granola and a whole wheat english muffin. The first day we skipped lunch because we were still full from breakfast but at about mid-afternoon our tummies were growling. We ordered chicken fingers and fries. I only had one chicken fingers and some veggies that came with it. No fries.
For dinners, the first night I had chicken fajitas. They were really good, but again, cooked in oil I'm sure. The second night I had chicken tacos.
I did end up gaining 2.5 pounds over the trip. I think it had more to do with the pina coladas and ceasers I drank!
But I have gotten rid of the gain already just by being back in my normal routine and by exercising every day.
So, today's weigh in was 194.4. Not too shabby -- a 6.5 pound loss since I started with my personal trainer three weeks ago.
Tonight my trainer is away so I'm joining a boot camp class. Should be fun!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sticking to it!

I have been sticking religiously to my diet and exercise. I really do feel amazing. But one thing I don't feel so amazing about is the scale. My trainer wants me to weigh myself everyday, which is fine and dandy, but it's a tough pill to swallow some days -- actually most days right now.
So when I started I was 200.5 pounds. I felt just gross. This is the highest I have ever been in my life. I didn't feel like myself, it wasn't me.
Now I've lost four pounds. I'm at 196.2 and have been there since last Thursday -- yes almost a week. I'm getting to the point that if I see that number on the scale one more time I'm going to scream! I'm not too sure why I haven't budged. And yes, I do understand that four pounds is a great number for a week and I'm proud of that, but what I don't get is why that number isn't moving!
I'm going to talk to my trainer about this tomorrow and see what he says.
Speaking of tomorrow, I'm starting a week of holidays! Yahoo! I'm very excited! Noel is home and off for a week too, so we're going to spend it together.
Initially we were going to go to Vegas, but flights have been so expensive lately that we decided to postpone that trip. No biggy, I'm definitely ok with that.
So instead we're going to head to Banff. I'm very excited to go. I've always loved going to the mountains and Banff is the perfect place.
So, I will have lots of catching up to do when I get back! I hope you all have a great week!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Great weekend!

I had a really awesome weekend! I stayed on my meal plan and had my first cheat meal! My girlfriend and I went out for lunch yesterday and I had a chicken quesadilla, fries and a diet coke. Afterwards we stopped at Marble Slab and I had peanut butter crunch ice cream. It was to die for!
I'm a little miffed as to why I haven't lost a ton of weight yet. I've been on my meal plan -- which is high fibre, low sugar and carbs -- for a week and a half and I've only lost four pounds? I've stuck to it religiously. Is it because I'm working out? I hope to see results soon.
I am getting stronger and my leg workout was much better last week than the first time I did it. I think the first time my body was in shock wondering what the heck I was doing to it since it had been so long so I had pushed myself like that.
Anyways, I'm off to the gym tonight to do an hour on the elliptical! And then home to watch The Bachelor!