here we are... October.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
ahhh... October 1st...
so, i haven't been on sparkpeople very often lately, so i figured, first day of a new month, let me post some updates...
i got my body fat percentage measured. my trainer measured it using that caliper thing. 26.7%. he said to be super fit for a 24 year old woman, i should be at 20-21%. he said that means i would need to lose about 9.9lbs. of fat. wow. then he said if i train hard, and optimize, i could do it in 8 weeks. DOUBLE WOW. but here's the deal, i was training, like i said before, focusing more on lifting and eating more protein than i ever have in my life, and i found that i felt really bulky. i'm going to miami for a week from october 16th thru the 23rd. i really don't want to feel bulky laying on a beach in miami... OR walking down the aisle in the bridesmaid dress. soooo, i decided to make my diet my main focus and make sure i'm eating clean, and still working out 5-6 days a week, but not focus so much on gaining muscle. once i get back from miami, i'm going to start lifting hard again, but right now, it just doesn't feel right. ya know, i was kind of bummed about the body fat percentage, but i said to myself, imagine what it musta been when you were 58lbs. heavier... yikes. so i thought, well, i'm really not THAT far off from being super fit then... 9.9 lbs. PLEASE. if i've lost 58, i can do another 9.9. it's prolly going to be a lil difficult, but my trainer is going to be reviewing my food journal and seeing what i need to change in order to speed it up. i'm pretty pumped. another update, i have a new boyfriend. we worked together for about a year and a half and were friends, but after i dumped my ex-boyfriend 2 months ago, he gave his notice at work, and we've been dating. he's coming to miami with me, which i'm really excited about. it's early in the relationship, but i haven't felt this happy in years. towards the end of this month, after we get back from vacation, i know i'm going to be really emotional tho, so i'll need some support. he's leaving for Navy boot camp on November 4th. that's 2 months away from my birthday. just thinking about it now gets me all upset. he'll be at boot camp for 2 months or something like that. i'm already planning to focus all my emotional energy in to my workouts. i said to him, imagine if you come home from boot camp and your girl is down to 20% body fat. he's like, you're nuts! lol. he makes me smile so much. anyway... i'm talking wayyyy too much. i hope all of you are doing well. sorry i haven't been on a lot lately, i will try to make time :)