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Saying "No!" to the Vicious Cycle!

Friday, December 06, 2013

I had my first personal training appointment today and I think it went very well. I was very open and opinionated about what I want, what I need help with and what I expect from both of us. I told him I'd lost 70 pounds on my own but needed help with sustaining my motivation, staying accountable with nutrition and building muscle.

I basically parroted the New Rules of Lifting for Women to him and told him I wanted to lift heavy weights and build lots of muscle. Even though the weights I lifted today weren't heavy, they weren't the little dinky ones either. I'm on my way! I got a new workout plan for the month of December -- essentially cardio 4x and weights 2x per week. I'll be taking Zumba on the weekends and running and lifting during the week. I'm really proud of myself for getting up at the crack of dawn to make my 6 a.m. appointment. I could do evening appointments but I know with my new hectic work schedule, evening appointments are more likely to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond of my control. So, I'm committing to doing my sessions in the morning.

Things have also been pretty good with food this week. I have said "No" to more office treats and gratuitous sweets than I can count. No, to cake, no to cake pops, no to cookies, no to pumpkin pie, no to popcorn, no to candy! I'm not in a moment where moderation will do -- I need really focused clean eating right now. It's like sugar and caffeine and alcohol and simple carbs are just this vortex that can pull me in. The more I eat them, the more I crave them, the more I eat them, in a vicious cycle. I've been saying "No!" to the cycle all week and it feels good.
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