Operation Fat Blaster: The Final Forty-Five Pounds!

ICK! Stepped on the scale today, for the first time in almost 2 months, and I'm UP 5 lbs. Guess I finally broke out of my plateau - but in the wrong direction! Doh!

Well, I'm not standing for any of this gaining weight nonsense, and will be bringing it like it's never been brought before. I am so ready to begin this new chapter of my life, but first, let's recap the first three chapters ...

a severely obese woman in September 2008

to 90 lbs lost by March 2009

to maintenance and becoming a triathlete in July 2009

And now this next chapter is aptly titled ..

Operation Fat Blaster: The Final Forty-Five Pounds!

Pretty cool, eh? I wonder if I can get Takeshi Kaneshiro and/or Chris Pine to play my love interests (hey I can have more than one guy madly in love with me, can't I??) Hmm ... let's throw in Robert Pattinson, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Bradley Cooper too, while we're at it! ;) I'd totally want Kae Whang to play me :) She's such an amazing woman!! Smart, strong, and FIERCE!

Anyway, it's important to me to put my goals and action plan in writing, and what better place than here on my blog? So here it goes!

  • Eat Clean (duh!)
  • Protein & veggies at every meal
  • Minimal traditional starches
  • 99% home cooked meals
Personal Training 5x week
  • 2 days cardio
  • 2 days strength/endurance
  • 1 day yoga
Triathlon 2010 training
  • Swim 2x week
  • In bed by 9am NO MATTER WHAT for a minimum of 8 hrs of sleep each day
  • Get the kids involved with household chores so I can get to bed on time
Stress Management
  • Start using the amazing massage chair my Mommy got me for Christmas.
  • Self-hypnosis before bed every night
  • 15 mins guided meditation after work Monday - Friday
I'll also start weekly weigh-ins and photos to track my progress. It'll be FUN!! I have a few social functions coming up that I'll need to navigate through (nutrition-wise) ... my ex-in-law's are actually in town (I picked them up a few hours ago), and while they're here, we eat. A lot. The dad is a retired fire captain, and we all know firefighters are amazing cooks, plus he cooks all my favorite dishes from Hawaii, so the key word will be MODERATION for the next two weeks while they're here. I also have my half-marathon coming up, so that will be a day of non-home cooked meals, and I have a luau at the end of August, and a wedding over Labor Day.

The old me would have said "Fuggehdabboutit" and waited until all of these events were done before I started. The new me realizes that there will never be a "perfect time" to start a new program. I know what I want, I know what to do to get it, and goshdarn anything that tries to get in my way!!

Want to be a member of the Operation Fat Blaster Team? Email me and I'll send you the button for you to proudly display on your blog! Just let us know what you want and how you're going to get it. We'll cheer you on every step of the way!

Be sure to leave a comment and let me know if you're joining in on the fun!

Workouts so far this week have been very challenging - my grace week after my triathlon is over, and I'm giving everything I got in my workouts ...

Monday was a cardio with TrainerGuyGumby ... why is he called TrainerGuyGumby?

Sidebar: My personal training gym is just that - it's just a gym that only does personal training. There can be only 3 clients & trainers working out at a time. I actually workout with 3 different guy trainers and 2 different girl trainers. I'm going to try to differentiate between them for you - so far, you've "met" BigBossTrainerGuy, TrainerGuyGumby, CrazyTrainerGuy, and TrainerGirl. I'm still thinking about how to differentiate between the two girl trainers with words that will really do them justice ...

Anyway ... TrainerGuyGumby is called that because of the way he stretches me out during our workouts - I swear he tries to push and pull and twist me into ways any human body should not be pushed, pulled or twisted! There is a method to his madness, and I have to say I feel really amazing after our stretching sessions ... at least after I untangle my limbs and can start feeling my fingers and toes again! :)

So, Monday was HIIT on the elliptical. I think TrainerGuyGumby went a little nutso on me because he was constantly playing with my sprints - with the timing, levels, speeds and heartrate, I honestly can't even tell you what we did, because he lost me after the first 4 minutes. All I know is that it was 30 mins of the hardest HIIT training ever, and I was completely drenched when we were done! We followed up with light core and the gumby stretching session. I also got 30 mins of swim time in after work with the kids. My breast stroke is coming along, I really need to figure out the whole exhale with my nose under water thing. That part sucks the most!

Today was total body strength/endurance with TrainerGirl ...

5 min warm up on elliptical

A1: Squat with bicep curl into overhead chest press with 12 lb dumbbells
A2: Lat raises while in bridge position on stability ball with 10 lbs dumbbells
A3: Captain's Chair crunches on bench
A4: Leg Curl with Hip Ups on stability ball
* Repeat this set 3 times

B1: Pushups
B2: Upright Rows on cable machine, 45lbs
B3: Crunches on Dyna Disc
B4: Lunges with overhead chest press on functional trainer
* Repeat this set 3 times

I seriously hit the wall during my 2nd set of B exercises, right after my the lunges with overhead chest press - TrainerGirl knows how to get the most out of me, and I was up on that wall ready to hurl my breakfast all over the gym floor ... it's not a pleasant feeling to have in the middle of a workout, but I was all like "Rock on!" when I was done! :)


"I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau


AzLinda said...

I'm in on this little operation you have going on! I have a little over 50 lbs to trash (don't want to find it again, so I wont say lose...haha) Operation fat blaster....LOVE IT!

Looks like you have a great plan of attack....yay! Can't wait to see you reach your goal!

Betsy said...

Awesome! I love the plan of attack. Count me in too! I have no idea how you keep up with all your trainers! It sounds like some really intense workouts.

I have a feeling your gain was just a blip and that you'll see a major loss next week. Especially have that drench-filled cardio HIIT session!!

Amy said...

Great attitude about the gain!

I'd love to be an Operation Fat Blaster Team Member!

Marcelle said...

Michelle you have done so well up to now...looking at your photo's I can see how far you have come..I'm not sure how much weight is in pounds as we work in Kg's...but think my weight now is about 142lbs...after losing 19kgs, wonder how many pounds that is...LOL..am too old to work all this out in my head...I see many bloggers are doing the Eat clean diet...am interested to read more about it on your blog...I have been doing Weight Watchers and have loved it...this is the way I want to maintain my weight...this is my new challenge...maintaince....
So will be following your blog to keep myself motivated with all the wonderful tips you hand out..
I'm doing lots of cardio still, but have started adding strength training into it - but want to find a good program to follow...when I return from my holiday in October...

Carlos said...

I still have 150 to blast, perhaps a series of fat blasting ops is needed!

Lucas said...

I love this post! You are so right. There is NEVER a perfect time to start a program. Life happens all day every day and we need to navigate it armed with our daily healthy choices and motivation. And I think I may want to join you too. I've been talking to my trainer about focusing on a few target areas after some unflattering photos had me thinking about plastic surgery. I have vacation this week and next and while I'll be eating right and working out throughout, I want to really narrow my focus when I get back. So count me in. The next adventure begins!

And congrats on your tri. Awesome pic of you KILLING it!!!! :)

Melissa Cunningham said...

WOW! is all i have to say about your september pic and the more recent pic-girl,you have come so far in such a short amount of time! SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!! am totally loving your attitude and i know ive said this a million times,but you are truely an inspriation and motivating force,not only to me but others as well! keep at it chica! im here cheering for you on your new "chapter"...OH ive tried emailing you but keep getting thrown off my computer email-mine is runninghard85@hotmail.com so just email me so i can save you to my contacts.....
keep up your hard work and happy training!!

jessi said...

I'm in!!

Connie Weiss said...

Great before and after pictures! I think your plan sounds great! I'd like to join you...what are the rules?

Corey said...

Oh Mizz Michelle - I AM SOOO IN THIS!!! Send me the link girl and it'll PROUDLY be posted on my blog! L-O-V-E the post!

jade said...

Hey im a 15 year old girl i weight 165 aka 75 kilos, I've just started this i don't know if i lost anything but i havn't tryed very hard though just by doing basic exersise im trying to do yoga dancing swimming and gym in the week but im not made of money so yea. i have a pretty healthy deit but i eat to much of the good fooods sometimes but not anymore, any suggesttion tfor me to try and get a fast matablisim? it pissis me off when i see thin girls eat 3 times what i eat and the dont put any weight on

Deanna said...

HOLY CANOLI!!!! You rock!!! I am so happy that you are on my support team... what an inspiration!!!

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