Saturday, November 24, 2012
I promised myself that as soon as I lost the first 20 lbs on my restart that I would begin working with my trainer again. It is time...
John, my trainer came over today and I started off with about 30 minutes of honesty. I told him how when I worked with him a year ago I was so exhausted after our weight training that I would sleep for several hours, followed by 2-3 days of moderate to severe pain that ibuprofen didn't really help and let's not even start about the appetite increase. Yes, I became much stronger, but at a cost.
Having said that, not working with weights (which I pretty much never do on my own) results in rapid weight loss - but I am probably losing a good amount of muscle as well. And I like being stronger...
So we started today with some goals and ground rules
1. The goal is maintenance of muscle mass & WEIGHT LOSS
2. Continued weight loss is crucial and to be monitored
3. We will cut back intensity if I am too sore to do my cardio
4. I will eat cottage cheese and fruit after weight training to help with my hunger surges
After our talk I got my first weight training in 6 months - quickly back into the groove - weighed squats, pushups, situps, kettle presses. Then cardio...We'll see how I feel tomorrow!!
Also, given it was "Small Business Appreciation Day" Ron and I decided to visit our local small town running store and pick up some new shoes. I bought two pair (Brooks Adrenaline and Mizuno Wave Inspire) to put into rotation.
Hope everyone has recovered from Thanksgiving Dinner!
Hollynn aka SpunkyDucky