Saturday, March 10, 2012
I really enjoy being a personal trainer but man, it sure is keeping me busy these days. Almost to the point I am thinking I might have to start to schedule my workouts especially my runs! Thursday's 5-mile run was a bit of a squeeze. I squeezed it in by running 3 different times! But, I got it done.
Also, on Thursday I tried kettlebells. I've tried them before but I was not impressed... with the gym. The gym was unprofessional - not even asking for a Par-Q. As a professional in the exercise field, this was/is a huge red flag. If you never have to fill out a Par-Q, RUN, not walk, away from that gym.
Anyhow, I found this new gym at a Health and Wellness Expo. In fact, my boss told me to go check out the kettle bells and TRX. I did. I liked. I liked it so much that I decided to try out a beginners class. It was cool. The environment was that everyone was super friendly and there were several others that have never been there either. It sure made me more relaxed. For me, a friendly environment and professionalism are the most important factors. They hit those for me. I hope to be back very soon!
I was thinking back and believe I have strength trained 2x each week. This is a HUGE victory for me! I have even been completing my homework assignments for my trainer! I had to to increase my weights. That felt good. Even better than weighing myself.
My counselor suggested I bring my scale in. I did. Tomorrow will my be first official weigh in. After I got past the obsession of trying to get below 160, I started to feel better about me. We will see how this goes.
Lastly, as some of you know I went out to help celebrate my friend turning 21. It was find to see her and another friend along with having an excuse to dress up. Beyond that, I did not appreciate her BF. Basically, he's a butthead and she deserves more. Wish SHE knew that! I also met a guy but I am not really interested in him. It was nice, through, to be given alot of attention. Hey, I'm a girl!
So my weekend plans...
Work at noon.
Go to the local Osaka Restaurant that has a Hibachi table.
Walk/run with Becca.
Go for my long run (10 miles).
Train at 2 pm.
Bloodbourne Pathogen training 5-7.
It should be a fun, busy weekend!
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Okay, let's calm down a bit.
Yes, I am being interviewed about my weight loss journey.
No, it's not People.
Or the Star.
Or the New York Times.
Wait for it...
It's the Stinger!
Never heard of it? *gasp*
It's my small college online newspaper!
Anyhow, apparently one of my friends will be interviewing me and I will be spotlighted in the column. Well, that's FUN!
Do you know what else is FUN? Trying new things!
Tonight I tasted a new recipe with Quinoa in it. Loved it! Now, I will be attempting in making it! Key word, attempting. It has two spices I need to buy cumin and coriander. Anyone ever heard of coriander? Me either! But, the recipe has cilantro. I love cilantro! It's so fresh!
Maybe this sparked me into wanting to try new things... maybe I forgot how fun they can. Tonight I signed up for a beginners kettlebell class. I have done kettlebells before but wasn't impressed with their professionalism, rather their lack of! But the people I have my class with on Thursday I actually met at the Health Expo I was tabling at. Good times! Maybe I will even try rock climbing.
That hill for my first marathon will have nothing on me! I feel I will be one strong woman, inside and out!
Monday, March 05, 2012
When I was a teenager, I read alot. I got so good at reading smut that I could read a novel in a day or two. Now that I am older, I realize it is my way of trying to hide from my emotions. I do it with shopping, watching movies and emotional eating.
Yesterday I watched movies all evening while working on homework. Today I tried doing some cardio before my personal training session. (By the way, according to my new PT, I have strong shoulders! So glad I switched!)
After working out, I still was feeling kinda down. Sometimes shopping makes me feel better. So, I went shopping. I love my new mini-skirt (my first) and heels! But, they didn't make everything all better. I read pretty much all evening to hide from feeling lonely. I am assuming that I am hiding from other emotions but I haven't delved into it.
More and more, I am pondering if I should go back to counseling. *sigh*
Nevertheless, it is hard to ignore how far I have come...
From lost and unhappy...
...to sexy and confident!
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Okay, I can only avoid this for so long. I have gained weight. Everything is telling me so. The scale. The measuring tape. My clothes. Before I gave up the scale for Lent, my weight was sitting right around the 160 mark. Everyone says that you cannot lose weight during training. Maybe so. But, I can tone up! That's the plan anyhow!
By the way, it's still snowing here...
This is my car last night after working for 6 hours...
..than I forgot my boots at work last night. This means I get to plow through the snow in my running shoes to the gym for my long run on the dreadmill!
Saturday, March 03, 2012
We've all been there. Someone telling you in one form or another, you cannot do this. For some reason, my parents are that in my life.
Before I joined Sparkpeople, I attempted weight loss. Honestly, I feel I never succeeded because my mom has always been there saying things like, "Do you think you should do that?" It seems like I am always being questioned on my decisions.
Eventually, I joined Sparkpeople. Every step of the way strangers at first but now close friends cheered me along the way. They believed in me when I was raised not to believe in myself. I kept my weight loss very separate from them. Any goal I tell them they tear down and instill disbelief in myself.
When I ran my first half marathon, they were never there and it hurt. They made excuses. In the end, they can never go back to that moment in time and get it back.
Now, I am training for my first full marathon. It IS a big deal. I am a big deal. Everyday I talk to my parents, my dad tells me I need to run x-amount of miles. My mom tells me she is concerned about me not being able to run the full marathon. Let me worry about that.
Since the start of training, I have been struggling with food. I tend to eat rather than deal with my emotions. Now that I am crying..
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