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Celtic Countdown Challenge - Week 5

Monday, August 27, 2012

emoticon Week 5 emoticon

Weight: 176 [-1lb]
Body fat %: 23.4% [-0.2%]
Body fat: 41.18lb [-0.59lb]

Bust: 38.5" [-/+0]
Waist: 29" [-/+0]
Low waist: 33.25" [-0.75"]
Hips: 37" [-/+0]
Bum: 40" [-/+0]
Thighs: 23.25" [+/-0]
Biceps: 11.75" [+/-0]
Calves: 16.25" [+/-0"]

Totals so far for challenge:
-1.1% body fat
-3.5" total

I feel FANTASTIC this week. In spite of the huuuuge cost, I ended up signing up with a personal trainer on Tuesday. However, I think it's exactly what I needed. I love him. He's hilarious and has very similar interests as me, so we have a lot to talk about in between my sets. Before I had even signed the contract, he was already like a close friend to me. He also seems to love me right back, because of the way I answered his questions and the random statements I come out with, and just the fact that I went in there with the intention of listening to what he had to tell me (Which apparently a surprising number of people don't do. You're paying them because whatever you've been doing hasn't been working, and they know what they're doing. Why argue?). It has also helped greatly on the topic of work snacking. I was always conscious of the fact I was eating too much bread or scones or whatever the hell at work, but in the end.. the only person that cared was me. The only person I had to answer to was me. I controlled it to a point, but in the end it's bound to fail more often than not. I piped up about the bread during our preliminary meeting, so every time he sees me, the first question he asks is about what I ate at work. I'm not going to lie to him that I didn't eat any when I did, because what's the point of that? It's going to not allow him to do his job properly, and I'm the one that's going to suffer for it. But I find myself just -not- eating any, because I don't want to have to go see him and say "..yeah, so I scarfed down half a loaf of bread." He has a lot of faith in me, so I don't want to disappoint him.

Positives this week:
emoticon I love, love, love my personal trainer
emoticon My work snacking has all but disappeared (it is still early in the game, so we'll see what happens, but that's a huge thing for me)
emoticon I've gotten through a bit of my second correspondence course
emoticon I feel fantastic
emoticon I've continued with the positive self talk every day without fail
emoticon I made it to all six of my workouts this week, and gave full effort each time instead of being half-assing it
emoticon I finally remembered to buy more multivitamins. I've been out for a couple weeks and have felt the consequences of that.

Things to work on:
emoticon I haven't brought a lunch to work a few days this week. This hasn't been disastrous as of yet, but it has the potential to be. Need to make sure I make one to take
emoticon Buy more workout clothes. I only have two sets, which can't go in the dryer due to the materials. I work out every day, and don't really have time for laundry every night due to everything else I need to do. Having more would make it less likely I'd have to wear something that is.. not quite fresh.
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    Wow, sounds like you had a brilliant week, health wise. I've never even thought about actually getting a personal trainer, but I hope that if I ever do I click with him the way you click with yours . That's awesome!
    2092 days ago
    Sounds like you're in a great place right now. emoticon Keep up the great work!
    2092 days ago
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    emoticon with your PT & progress so far emoticon
    2092 days ago
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