Monday, June 28, 2010

WEEK 6 - Monday, June 28th

Well, it has been a month and a half. I finally start to give myself credit, and what did i do? I went out Friday night, had a few shots, a nasty hot dog, and an ice cream bar! Given, the ice cream was one of those Skinny Cow 100 cal bars, I didnt feel THAT bad about it. Maybe I needed it? I feel like i am adjusting to the diet very nicely. I am wide awake upon waking up, get tired around 4 but i have to go to work. My mind always wakes up when im about to head to the gym though. Its like my coke, caffeine, sugar high, etc. Life if about to get more busy than usual, not a bad thing. Actually good. I have been looking for a buffer and i think i finally found it... or have it coming to me! So good!!! Anyway, Week 6 on display now:

Monday, June 21, 2010

WEEK 5 - Monday, June 21

Well, its been one month and two weeks. We took my measurements yesterday. The most notable measurements were my weight and waste.... 6" off my waist since i started and 14lbs.... i weighed in at 161 lbs! Me being the ever critical person that I am, I dont see much change in the photos over the last couple weeks. Maybe because my darn persistent love handles dont go away. Anywho, quick update today.

Good news!! Dad wants to start getting in shape! I guess that means im rubbing off on him? :D

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My promise to myself

Last night, I made a vow with myself. That vow was: I cannot sway off my diet until I see my 6 pack. That means, Holidays? Tough Luck!!!! Birthday? NO CAKE FOR YOU! I think the one thing I may indulge in is a dirty martini from time to time. My co-worker and I enjoy a drink after work on occasion and its nice to do.

I absolutely CANNOT let myself down this time. I am so focused on this its ridiculous. My mind, is consumed. While I'm working, doing my drawings, in the back of my head, the gym is in clear sight. Ever visible to me. Almost on the dot, my mouse will hit the task bar and it will be two hours since i last ate. I am following my diet to the T! I showed my trainer my food journal after the first week. Her response was "I wish all my clients did this."

I may seem obsessed, I may seem to into it- bordering on the dangerous side. But for my focus, and for the security that I WILL succeed, I cant be any less committed. It's go time. This is it!

You know what I've noticed? You go on Youtube, and search for "body transformation"... Do you see any female body transformations? I havent, at least, they are all GUYS! You see girls with ripped abs, but you dont know what they were like before. Jillian Michaels is known for being overweight as a youngster, I want to see the transition. Girls need a lil hope too! That video will come at the end my friends :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

WEEK 4 - Sunday, June 13th

Well, its my one month mark. One month of a completely different diet, one month of working out at least 5x a week, and one month of seeing a trainer. OH! And consuming lots of water. :) Here is the photo, and I'll do one from the beginning to now.

And here is the one month comparison....

Ok, so yes, there are some changes going on. First of all, my energy is 4x better and natural then it was before i started. My endurance is getting better. I had difficulty in the beginning doing the cardio exercises set for me by my trainer, and now I push myself to exceed those initial cardio plans... I went from hearing my knee start to complain after 2mins of light jog to just starting to hear it talk after 10 minutes of light jogging (5.0 on Treadmill).

Today, I am actually wearing a sleeveless shirt around, which I have, in the past, been to self conscious to do. So, there is a confidence improvement. Over all, I'm feeling good, im excited about getting in shape. The diet is consistent and not wavered off of. I do get cravings/temptations for sweets and carbs, like pasta and such, but I haven't indulged yet. I'm not sure when I'll allow myself a lil treat. Sometime. Im not ready to yet!

Anyway, see ya next week!

Monday, June 7, 2010

WEEK 3 - Monday, June 7th

Yes, so, i have chosen to start posting on Monday. That way i can get to the office where i have my basic photo editting program and post up my photos.
We did a weigh in and a measure and all of that yesterday. I am happy to say that my current weight is 165, i have lost 4% of body fat and i have exchange 11.1 lbs from fat into muscle.

I have told my trainer that she's going with me the whole way. She likes to tell me that I am stronger than i give myself credit for, and yes, i know i am strong, but I tell myself im weak so i dont give up, or lose focus, yet. I dont need to loosen up the slack anytime soon. The work in progress is moving along! :D

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Interim Post

I know i said i was only going to update once a week with photos. And my plan is to make this blog known once I have reached my goal... Whatever goal that is. But I felt this would be a fun lil thing to read.

HOLY CRAP! It's only been 2.5wks since I changed my life style and eating habits. Right now, im so pumped up, excited, happy, and i cant wait to get to the gym tonight. It turns me on, gets me high, makes me feel like i can jump up and touch the sky! Oh god.

YOU ALL NEED TO GET UP OFF YOUR BUTTS AND GO TO THE GYM!!!! Watch the news there! Wow. Bye bye bad foods, bye bye laziness, hello good eatin and happiness! I'll say it now, if you turn to a tub of ice cream for depression, turn to an elliptical. The benefits far outreach that of the choco ice cream!

I'm tingling. I'm alert. I'm awake. Each and every day from here on out will be great.

I call myself a gamer. I have no desire to play them anymore. I want to be active. When i have time off, i think about a bike ride, getting in good enough shape to go on a hike, running thru a park.

Honestly, this is the only band wagon that you are really actually cool, to hop on. So, you better jump on quick. Cause im leavin!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

WEEK 2 - Sunday, May 30th

So, I know this is supposed to be posted on Sunday. But here it is Tuesday and im posting. HOWEVER, the photos are from Sunday. So. Here i Am lol

Lil changes... maybe. Not much. Kicked my ass a bit more this week. My trainer is trying to slow me down this week. Which is probably a good thing. But I have like this hunger to just..... "GET IT NAO!!" I get pumped up and excited to go to the gym. Half the time i show up and have no idea what im going to do, and I just go and am there 1.5hrs.

We did upper body today. And it feels fine. It definitely got worked. But im not feeling sore yet. If 10 o'clock comes, and im still not sore, I may do some cardio since i really didnt yesterday. Shall see!