Monday, July 02, 2012
This morning's weigh/measure has shown my dedication to the gym and healthy eating is paying off! I made my goal weight of 170 lbs by the end of June. I've been working out consistently since January (though I didn't start tracking it until February). I think one of my biggest motivation has been the wall calendar that I use to record on every day. Sparkpeople helps me keep points and motivated too.
I've set my new weight goal to 165 lbs by the August 31, 2012. Losing only 5 lbs over two months may seem low, but I really feel this is a realistic goal. I'm finding getting to and below 170 lbs is quite challenging. It's almost like my body wants to be above 170 lbs.
My work out sessions are going well. I'm making progress; able to lift more weight and loving my cardio! I wanted to change my strength training sessions from my current whole body workouts to target area workouts. I have the a list of excerises for my chest and back, but still need to find exercises that focus on legs, arms, and shoulders. While not having the exercises is a likely excuse, I know the biggest reason I haven't started the target area workouts is my fear of venturing into the free weight area of the gym. I see all the muscle guys lifting TONS with ease and am afraid what will I look like struggling to lift just the bar! I'm sure they won't even notice or care what I'm doing, but we all know the power of our wonderful self-talk (negative talk always seems so much stronger and easier). I will convince myself into starting soon, because I'm so ready to change up my work out.
I have been thinking about getting a personal trainer, but that isn't until 2013. The delay is because I want to see what I can achieve on my own first. And figure that working out for an entire calendar year should be long enough. The purpose/goal of working with a personal trainer will be to really work on my belly! It is shrinking but, boy, it just seems so saggy and jiggly! I also think a personal trainer will provide me with new exercises and achievable goals.
Well...this rambling has gone on long enough. I hope it makes sense. I'm sure when I reread it later, I'll find MANY mistakes and will be scratching my head thinking what am I trying to say...hehe
Happy 4th of July!