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Recommiting, Yes

Monday, November 04, 2013

Here I go again. I feel stuck lately, no real progress - up and down the same 10-15lbs all year. Frustrated and tired. Need to shake things up a little - "If want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done"(Thomas Jefferson). I had an appointment tonight with a personal trainer, first of many. I'm recommitting here today, yes again - because no matter how discouraged or stagnant I feel I refuse to give up! I will reach my goals - and I am prepared to work for them. I will be with the trainer for 16 weeks, twice a week - something I've saved for and prioritized. I will progress. I will succeed. I will work my a$$ off for it! My starting weight and measurements are posted below. I'll keep ya posted as the weeks go by. Super excited for this new opportunity!

Has anyone else had a personal trainer? What are your experiences - good or bad?

Weighed in this morning at: 201.8lbs GASP (not!) Craptastic though - I never wanted to see a "2" start my weight ever again. Good news, I get that it's just a number so I'm not bent outta shape about it - it doesn't define me. It is what it is. And to be entirely honest, I'm not exactly surprised. I own it. I take responsibility. I haven't been very active lately, despite my best intentions. Add to that that I haven't been eating right, despite the fact I know better. I KNOW damn well that a regular coffee and a bagel for brekkie are only going to cause the scale to go up. Truth is, I haven't really been putting forth the effort to change it. Auto-pilot clicked on again, and that's that. I'm out of excuses. Used them all up by now. Probably for the better actually. I haven't given up, had just lost focus. Stopped putting in the time to prioritize me into our schedule. I've been here before, I can and will turn it around.



Measurements:

Note: I'm 5'9"

Neck: 14"

Left arm: 14"

Waist: 36"

Hips: 46"

Right thigh: 28.5"

Right calf: 15.5"

(Pics to follow)



Wanna know what I see looking at those numbers? I certainly see room for improvement - but that's obvious. I also see a great body to be formed - nice curves to take shape and great opportunity to not just lose but to tone! I've learned along the way that you get a lot further by loving your body than by hating it. When you are faced with temptation and you hate your body then turning away from it becomes deprivation and it's soooo hard. However, flip that around - love your body and turning away becomes a form of self respect which makes it sooo easy. A much nicer angle to approach the challenge by. The same is true of working out - hate your body and it feels like punishment; but love it, and it's a challenge accepted! Rise to glory! Overcome self imposed boundaries and limitations - and that becomes exciting!!!! Love yourself. Make yourself.
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  • FAV4EVER
    Way to go! I have been with a personal trainer and I did not enjoy my experience but at the same Time I don't like working out at the gym I choose martial arts. Which ends up conditiong you in similar ways and its slightly cheaper. I really look up to you for doing what you are!! Keep it up you got this! *clap clap* you rock!
    1841 days ago
  • ADVENTURESEEKER
    "Love yourself. Make yourself. "---love this! You've got this. You can do it. And the BIGGEST thing is not giving up.
    1841 days ago
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