Trusted Saskatoon owner and founder Sara Wheelwright recently accepted a fitness challenge from the excellent team at Trusted Saskatoon gym Fitness Focus. Over the next few months, you can follow along on her fitness journey as she blogs and video journals her motivations, successes, failures, frustration and her pain as she struggles to get fit and fabulous in her forties!
WEEK 7 - GETTING INTO A STRIDE & SEEING RESULTS
I am back - eating better, seeing Denise and I am starting to see ( and feel ) the results. I have more energy overall and even spent time last week organizing my closet and drawers ( If my Mother in the UK reads that she will be shaking her head in disbelief!). I am finding the cardio easier and, I must admit, I am starting to enjoy myself.
In the last 7 weeks, I have had to navigate many many many temptations. Mothers Day, events with girlfriends, Grad parties, my 44th Birthday, time at the lake and even multiple shows at Jazz Fest. I have spent time in hotels, on the road, eating in restaurants with clients. May, June and the beginning of July this year has brought hot temps and it has been perfect for sipping cocktails on a deck. I cannot hand on heart say I have not lost my way a few times and overindulged, but what I can say is for the first time I haven't let that get in the way of me moving forward.
The team at Fitness Focus have not judged my slips, and that is why I love the gym ( Also the coffee protein shakes!! GENUIUS!) - such a supportive, relaxed atmosphere.
Denise is the best trainer ever, and she really does inspire me with her dedication and the passion she has for fitness. You go, girl!! She is competing this week.
As I count down the last 3 weeks to my UK trip, I pledge to be better, to be more focused and to get fully onboard with the drinks, eats, cardio and activity. I know it is working and I look forward to the final weigh-in ( of phase 1 ) at the end of July.
You can see some of the results in the video and pic below - the rest you will have to wait and see.
Postive of week 6-7
- I have lost 5lb
- I feel energized and I am looking forward to working out.
- Cardio is easier!
Negatives from week 1
1. Eat clean
2. Increase cardio and weight load.
3. Go to bed earlier!
4. For England to Win World Cup!
Wish me luck.