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 ...
And now this next chapter is aptly titled ..
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
- 2 days cardio
- 2 days strength/endurance
- 1 day yoga
- 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
- 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
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!!
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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
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