NOTHING can ever prepare you for a session with a personal trainer. NOTHING. My arms feel dead and useless. When I got home and took a shower they’d tremble as I washed my upper body. I’m getting my trainer to do a meal plan for me to help me to be more disciplined, so I have to do a food journal for a week so she sees how I eat as well as a list of what I don’t eat. I’m going to do a list of what I actually eat as it’s easier than what I don’t eat – I’m a very picky eater. The good thing about the gym though is I drink way more water throughout the day when I’m going regularly than usual. *yay*

I think I’ll head there tomorrow just to hop on the elliptical for half an hour and then we have another session Saturday morning, the one that proceeds go to a charity. I was excited that I’ll be getting back in shape but I am in no way excited about the workouts that I will be doing. My husband will be training with me (*happy dance*) and this morning we really got it going. The friendly competition definitely adds a little fun to it.

Since I don’t use my mp3 player when I’m with a trainer I’m going to use it when I’m working out on my own. It’s good to have music that gets you going. When we were warming up on the treadmills this morning, we heard Take Over Control and it was very hard not to try to dance while walking/running when the beat was just coursing through us lol. I wasn’t about to fall though so I kept some slight head movements going so I didn’t lose balance :D.

Well that is just a little update. I’m praying we don’t do legs on Saturday as I can’t afford to have jelly legs all weekend. Will let you know how the event goes :).



Since my last post I actually stepped on the scale and I need to lose 5lbs not 3. Yes, a whole two pounds more but it makes a huge difference for where I have to lose it. So I’ve resolved that I will put in the work – diet and exercise. I made it to the gym Friday and I would like to do a yoga class or two this week, but we’ll see how that works as I have to take my husband to work.

I used to have my diet under control but now’s the time to get back there. This will be hard but I know it’s the only way to get to where I want to be. Today I did rice for myself while I did pasta for my husband, and had a smaller portion of food. Portion control is back on the books again. I probably won’t lose the whole 5lbs but mainly tone certain areas as I like this booty size :P. I’m definitely going to hold out on the flour stuff in meals as much as possible – pasta, bread sides, croutons, etc. and use more multi-grain (which I kind of do already). So as part of this new overhaul, I will still try the one dessert per month but I’ll make  it a healthy one or switch up some ingredients to make a “naughty” dessert a good one :). The good thing about baking is that I hardly eat what I make but I love sharing it for others to enjoy.

I’m going to give myself a 5 week challenge to see how I do. I really need to do this for myself and hope that by blogging about it I may be able to offer encouragement to someone out there who may need it.

On a livelier note, this ad is one of my favorites right now and makes me like the song even more! Definitely a song to have on my gym playlist!

To losing pounds and changing frowns xx