Living the Lifestyle

The continuous journey that is weight maintenance. My tips, advice, struggles and how I live life and still maintain!

Mar 23, 2010

Tomorrow is my FRESH start!

Hi Everyone! :)
I hope you are all doing fantastic! I am trying to keep this blog as updated as possible, so any tips/advice on formatting, etc. would definitely be appreciated. Not really liking the fact I can't change things with this new template so any help would be lovely!

So tomorrow is my fresh start when it comes to exercise, and I think it's going to be the wake-up call I have been waiting for. Oh wait, that was last night.

On Sunday night I was browsing the Goodlife site and decided to sign myself up for a free consultation with a fitness trainer. The location I have my membership at (notice it doesn't say the one I GO to...) called me right away and I went last night at 6pm to sit down with them. Wow, talk about an eye-opener!!

For those who have known me awhile, you know that I did some personal training a few years ago after I reached Lifetime to help myself feel better and tone up a bit. At the time I felt fantastic and saw some great results. Sadly after that I hurt my knee and used that as an excuse for not going back. I joined the gym again last March and as much as I hate to admit it; I have gone no more than 5 times since joining. Here I was paying $45 a month for a membership I wasn't using.

Anyways, went for the consultation last night and walked out signing my life away for 105 PT sessions. Yes, that's a heck of a lot and yes I AM crazy. :) Why did I do it? Well, there are a few reasons.

The first and foremost being I never do anything for myself or spend money on myself; all of my money goes to taking care of the family. Nothing wrong with that, but at the same time in order to be an effective person in life I need to make sure my own needs are taken care of. I was not intending on signing up for as many sessions as I did, but I am being realistic.

I got on the lovely scale they have there that does the body fat % etc. and as much as I hate to admit it, my BF % has gone UP since the last time I had it done 2 years ago. I am somewhat disgusted in myself but don't have a problem admitting it. Lack of exercise and careless eating hasn't shown TOO much damage at the scale, but I have a total of 31% body fat right now which is not cool in my books. I was down to 23% when I was at my fittest back in 2007.

I learned last night that in order for a woman to build muscle, realistically it will take 4-5 months. I am tired of feeling "squishy" and uncomfortable in my own skin and clothes. I have lost almost 100lbs, I shouldn't feel like I have been over the last couple of years.

So they laid it out for me, where I am now and where I should be. They guarantee me that if I stick with this 3x a week that I can be down to 18% body fat and 133lbs by November when the sessions are over. You know what? I fully believe them. I know weight loss doesn't happen overnight and the goals I have set out for me for the fitness side of things also doesn't happen overnight.

I start my sessions tomorrow MORNING. To me that's nuts - I have never worked out in the morning! I decided that I needed a change and working out after work just isn't going to happen for me. 6:30am tomorrow with Jeff is my first session and I think I'm going to do something I have never done before - take before photos of myself in a pair of shorts and a sports bra. Yes, I am going to take the plunge. Why? Because I want to post the progress and allow myself to see the changes because as you all know; we don't see in ourselves what others see in us.

So stay tuned! There are sure to be some posts/tips that I pick up that I would love to pass along. I will be a buff & hot bride when I get married in Fall 2011 :)


Blogger misssarahlou said...

Good for you for signing up for all that personal training! I am sure you will love it! I cant wait for your posts with tips :o) Good luck for tomorrows first session and have fun!

March 24, 2010 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Tundramunkie said...

That's awesome!

How was this morning, anyway?

I prefer morning workouts. I find so many more excuses/interruptions in the afternoon.

March 24, 2010 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Thanks ladies!

Tundra, I MISS YOU!!! The first morning on Wednesday was good although I'm still hurting in the legs. Today was awesome - really feeling good about this. :)
I just keep thinking "wow, I'm going to be fit and lean at 18% body fat!!"

March 26, 2010 at 2:59 PM  

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