I met with Kirk on Saturday for a quick weigh-in. Down 2 pounds. My first thought was “only 2?” I need to work on realistic expectations. 2 pounds is 2 pounds. Once I finally snapped out of my funk I used the moment to refocus. Any positive change will be welcomed with open arms. I also want to focus more on something I’ve heard as “non-scale victories.” I’ve...
It’s been a little over 2 months since I’ve started working with Kirk. Overall I’ve lost about 5lbs. I also have reduced my body fat by 2%. While those aren’t quite as high as I’d like, the changes I’ve noticed in my general fitness have been pretty amazing. I push myself so much harder than before. I ran the Egg Nog Jog 5k on Sunday. Overall I felt good. I...
After not seeing any real progress for 2 months, I had a breakthrough last week. My usual training schedule was messed up so I worked out with Kirk on Saturday. We weighed in and I was down FOUR pounds. That seriously made my weekend. Worked out last night with Kirk and Jessie tagged along. It was kind of nice to see her get her ass kicked. It’s validation that what I’m doing is...
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bendoeslife: How many times have we eaten that burger and fries (and a candy bar 45 minutes later) because it’s “just one meal”? Over the years I’ve become the connoisseur grandmaster of justifying my bad habits. It’s just one meal. I’ll start back tomorrow. We have to celebrate. With food. My foot…
Once I got the hang of them, I actually liked the Turkish get ups. I can tell my right leg is a lot stronger than my left leg though. Need to fix that! I finally convinced Kirk to let me reduce my calories. Hopefully I’ll see a significant loss next week. WARMUP 7 min jog on treadmill CIRCUIT ONE 10 quick wall tosses 10 straight rows (flat back, straight legs, bent at waist) -...
Just got back from lunch. I guess I got the answer I needed. Blake apparently couldn’t be bothered to show up. It’s like he’s going out of his way to hurt my feelings now. I’m done.
I’m having lunch today with Terra. I’m really excited to see her. Miss talking to her. We’re having a date at one of our old haunts - Amigo’s. Chicken ranch nachos FTW. She asked me yesterday if she should invite Blake. I felt a twinge of … I don’t know what. Excitement? Dread? A little bit of both? I just know that if I see him again it will bring up a lot of...
And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears. And love will not...– Mumford & Sons (via quotewhore)
After a terrible workout Monday and feeling like crap all day Tuesday, I had an AWESOME workout with Kirk last night. I felt strong and like I got my ass kicked. I also weighed in after the workout and lost 1.5 lbs. We both agreed that I shouldn’t weigh myself at home because it will only make me crazy. I’m also buying a Bodybugg tonight. I’m really curious to see how many...
I had a sucky workout last night with Kirk. I felt nauseas the entire time. It was disappointing to not be able to go as hard as he wanted me to. I’m still deciding if I’ll take a day off tonight or try to push through. All I know is I don’t want to have another bad session with Kirk tomorrow.
Had a good, productive week last week. Six workouts in seven days, including two insanely difficult circuit workouts with Kirk. I’m excited that we’re starting to “ramp up.” I WANT RESULTS!! I was especially proud of myself for getting out of bed on Saturday and making it to spinning. I always feel like the workouts where I have to overcome my mental blocks count just a...
Mood = Lifted
I had an awesome workout last night with Kirk. He kicked my ass and I loved every minute of it. It’s nice to push yourself and know that you’re capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for. Here was the workout: WARMUP 10 min. on AMT machine 30 jumping jacks 10 prisoner squats 10 leg swings (backward-forward) on each leg 10 leg swings (side to side) on each leg FIRST...
I really hate how much my emotions can fluctuate with my oncoming period. Just yesterday I was walking around here like I was HOT SH*T. The guy, who I’m pretty sure was the one my mom tried to set me up with, checked me out in the hallway. I felt awesome. Today I’m in a deep funk. I feel bloated. I feel like someday I will eventually have to acknowledge that I may not find someone....
For the first time, maybe ever, I feel legitimately hot. Joan Holloway-esque. I’m wearing a pencil skirt, tucked in button down and knee-high boots. I find myself strutting. This is a new, albeit really fun, feeling.
I have been beyond frustrated with the lack of movement on the scale. I know that number is only one indicator of health and I should not obsess. I’m trying really hard to focus on other things. My slowly emerging jaw line. My back flattening out. My 30 minute workouts on the AMT machine ending because I’m bored - not tired. I have fallen a little bit in love with spinning. I think...
It’s been just a little over one week since I started working with Kirk. And I’m frustrated. My nutrition wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t great either. I guess in my mind I thought the pounds would just be flying off. I’m going to really need to buckle down and get serious about my nutrition. In happier news I’m 1 week without McDonald’s breakfast!!! I...
I know it’s been less than a week, but I’m feeling really hopeful this time around. I can usually gauge how committed I am by little moments. Today would prove to be a long day. I had a breakfast to attend before work and plans with Jessie after work. If I wanted to get in my workout, it would have had to happen before work. Last night, after a tough workout with Kirk, I set my alarm...
One phrase I keep seeing is “If you don’t want to start over you have to stop quitting.” I honestly have no idea what happened. I think between switching jobs and switching homes I fell off the wagon. Hard. Personal training always felt like something that was beyond my grasp. I’ve always looked at it as a luxury for rich, skinny people. I received a free session for...
Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love; it’s a waste of your time....– Dream for an Insomniac (via imjustaboywithadream)
Starting an all juice fast tomorrow. I’m not sure how long it will last; at least 3 days probably not longer than 5 days. Hoping to “reset” my system. Details to follow.
Blake joked about “replacing” me today. It completely ruined my day. I hate that I care so much about what he thinks of me. I want to cry. September 9th cannot come soon enough.
I’ll be following Ben Davis’ plan and weighing in on the 1st and 15th of each month. Hopefully this will help me to not be so obsessive about the number. Today’s weight: 230.
Ever since the Columbus Downtown Runaround, and if I’m being honest the Half-Marathon, I’ve had a mental block when it came to running. I don’t know if it’s just one thing. My lower left back has hurt after every run since the half so that was discouraging. But I think there are other reasons, some of which I don’t realize yet, that were keeping me from getting out...