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Progress Update

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I went to see my trainer this morning. Not as good of progress as I had hoped, weight loss-wise, but big strength gains.

My weight was up. I knew it was, I peaked this morning before I left home. I wasn't surprised, but felt rather ashamed that I had let myself fall back in to old eating patterns and let stress get the best of me. I beat myself up pretty bad about it on my way to my appointment, thought about cancelling and then forced myself to make a new beginning.

We did my weight and measurements, BP and pulse rate and body fat measurements. My weight was up, but I had lost inches in some areas. All in all my BF% maintained ok.

What was rather exciting to see was the gains that I made during the fitness assessment. I completed 34 perfect toe pushups (up 4 from last month), 60 curl ups in one minute (up from 49 last month) and I increased my flexibility by 1 inch. She showed me how my core strength measured on her chart and I was in a high percentile, so that made me feel good. She also showed me some exercises that I can do to gain flexibilty in my legs, as I have very tight hamstrings.

I am so glad I went to see her today. She really helped me realize that this is not an "all or nothing" game. It's life. You deal with the stressful, busy times. You move on when you screw up. You come up with a plan B and as a mother and a wife, you take time for yourself.

Some of the tips she gave me that I thought I would pass on to you busy people out there are:

1. Drink your water. I know we all know that, but I am not too busy to drink my water. I get my coffee chugged down no prob.

2. Get in a mini workout WHILE I cook supper. Interesting concept. I CAN do my bicep/tricep routine while I stir my pot of hotdish!

3. Plan for the week on grocery day. Put your lunches in separate bags with your name on it. Then you are assured that when you go to grab your healthy lunch, it will be there ready for you. I like this idea. I find when my grocery supply gets low, I grab not so good choices, so then I don't want to track and I end up with a bad day or three.

I am going back in 3 weeks instead of 4. I also get to stay to take her circuit training class. I am excited about that! I was hoping we could max out on the weight machines today, but I did not have time today.
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    Great job on the fitness assessment! That's super...you must be working hard. I'm proud of you for keeping your appointment, it sounds like you felt better about things after meeting with your trainer. I'm glad she helped you to put it all in perspective. As busy as you are it makes this journey all the more challenging. Keep on working it but don't beat yourself up too much! This is all about changing your life a little at a time to get where you want to be. I love your tips, especially the one about the mini workout while making supper!

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    3418 days ago
    Though it may not have been exactly what you wanted, you are progressing! Little setbacks make the little (and big) victories all the sweeter. I'm so glad you kept your appointment. Thanks for sharing! :-)
    3423 days ago
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    Wholla them are some great improvements chickie! Good on ya cuz you musta put some hard work in:) Great tips!
    3424 days ago
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