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I subscribed to Transform

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I had an appointment with my coach this morning.

It went well, I was able to get up before my boyfriend, so first cool thing of the day. (I sleep like a log, so the alarm clock usually wakes him up, then he wakes me up and it angers him when he can actually get some sleep in to have to do that.)
I was tired, but motivated. I knew my coach wouldn't like seeing the number on the scale, but whatever, I'm more motivated than ever to shed those 10 pounds off. While I was on the elliptical waiting for him, he arrived, and I kept going while he explained to me what Transform is.

My gym is a Nautilus Plus - here in the province of Quebec it's the most known gym chain along with Energie Cardio - and they have many packages you can buy that give you meetings with a coach, cardio evaluation, nutritionist appointments, etc. and one is called Transform. But it's also a 3-months program that starts every year for Fall.

All I have to do is subscribe, give myself a goal for 3 months, and attend at least 5 times a week. FIVE TIMES!!! At first I really didn't want to get myself into that, because I'm already having trouble going 4 times a week. But then I thought... hey. That's the right freakin' time. It's right what you needed. It's a new challenge, it's harder, and you'll have a PUBLIC goal. Because they take a picture of yourself and post it on the wall along with your goal, and they also have a huge table with every participant's names and they have to check every day they come to the gym.

I think that having other people see my results and my efforts will really help me push myself. I'll be proud to show everyone, on a wall in the gym, what I'm capable of. I want to reach my goal so bad. I think I've never been this motivated.

When I first started, 153 pounds was my goal. But it seemed so unlikely. And it's always seemed unlikely to me. I can't even recall seeing a number below 160 on the scale. As far as I recall I've always weighted at least 160 pounds. Since my teenage years. Like, when I was 15. That's 7 freakin' years ago.

I'm so proud of myself - and I'll be so much more after this fantastic experience. Five times a week at the gym? Why not. Add 10 kms of jogging, 30 minutes of zumba, 30 minutes of swimming and as much walking as I can do every week - and you've got a recipe for success.

I put a message on my Facebook telling my friends that I won't be very available in the next three months because of this. I know I may even lose some friendships there - because lately some friends have been blaming me for never seeing them. It's not that I don't want to, it's only that I have a very different lifestyle. They go to school and don't work. I work 37,5 hours a week, go to the gym and have an apartment to take care of. So whatever. If they're mad and don't want to talk to me anymore, then I'll know they weren't real friends. Because real friends are going to be supportive and maybe some of them will join me for jogs, walks or swimming.

I have my next appointment Monday, and we'll take the picture, set my goal (we pretty much agreed on 15 pounds loss for a very healthy final weight of 148 pounds) and start my training. I'm excited, I have the full support of my boyfriend, and I can't wait to start!!!

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 9/21/2012 2:50AM

  Bonne chance, Joannie! T'es capable!


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SHINYZALATA 9/19/2012 5:09AM

    YAYYYY U :)) we are here cheering out loud 4 u :D

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JANTWO 9/19/2012 12:02AM

    You are doing great!!!! emoticon

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THELOVELYBIRD 9/18/2012 9:33PM

    Balance is key. You do have a goal and you're working hard towards it, and so investing 100% in yourself is totally fine--commendable, even!

And yeah, I try to enlist my friends in healthy things, walking, etc. We live near every restaurant/grocery store imaginable, and lately my roommate gets so annoyed when I insist on walking (across the street) to Kroger. Or the other day I agreed to join them for sushi if we walked the few blocks to the restaurant. My friends are supportive if I tell them WHY I want to and less supportive if I sound like I'm nagging. But yeah, sometimes a lifestyle change means finding friends with similar priorities! I hope to find some fit friends soon.

Best of luck! This sounds like an amazing opportunity.

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