Here is her 4th installment be sure to follow along on her journey for the next 3 months ( read them all here ) ..maybe it will inspire you to take the first step on your journey to a healthier fitter you!
Hello ABS ..haven't seen you in a while!
Ok, OK ..thats not a picture of MY abs- but I can't tell you how nice it was to see MY abs when I was checking myself out in the mirror this morning after a shower. I have to really tense hard, and the bottom 2 disappear into the lingering belly fat that is stubbornly clinging on for dear life above my C-section scar from when I had my twins 5 years ago, but they are there and I can feel my core getting stronger each personal training session.
As for the workouts themselves, they are not getting any easier that I can tell you ...and I am gasping for breath half way through each of the 45 min sessions. We have still not repeated one session, so it keeps me on my toes and I have realised how weak some parts of my body are compared to others. I am absolutely positive that I have NEVER exercised some of the muscles that Tim has focused on in my LIFE before!!
This means that I do still have days when I can hardly climb into bed because of the training the day before and Tim has to really push me to finish off some of the last few reps in a set - but he does it well, and occasionaly pulls out a great inspirational quote , like the one last week when I was exhausted from Burpees and Suicide runs ( shuttle runs with a 100lb bag on my shoulders!) and I said thats got to be enough!!!!!!
Tim shot back `Just enough is the enemy of great...and you wouldn`t accept `just enough`in your business would you!`
What can I say back to that ?....smart arse!
So ...hows the diet going?
Not as well as the training I am afraid ...I still struggle to eat the right things at the right times and generally end up skipping meals as I am so busy , but i am getting better and things are improving. I bought lots of protein bars and now have one on me at all times, and I am even starting to kind of enjoy a protein shake for breakfast- I make mine with mangos, Orange Juice and Vanilla Protein powder which I really enjoy!
The real issue is my friends who are all obviously winos! I have found out that i can stop myself from buying wine, but I seem unable to say NO when some one offers me a glass of theirs ...and then before I know it I have imbibed 400 calories of red sugar ( BIG Glasses) and I swear it goes straight to that stubborn belly fat area i was talking about earlier!
Whats the solution? I think there are 3 options
- I could become a social hermit
- I could do additional cardio on the treadmill for 45mins plus hula hooping for 30 mins to burn off the glass of wine
- Stop drinking wine altogether till I reach my goal.
For now I choose number 2 - lets see if I can have my wine and drink it!
IF you are considering getting fit and want to do personal training , then NOW is the time!