Thursday, January 28, 2010

Week 1 post first workout

Thoughts still in week 1.

1. The Food Diet-

I went from never eating breakfast to eating a crap ton of egg whites and oatmeal every morning around 7am. I went from eating two meals a day and never being hungry to about 5-6 small meals a day and always feeling hungry needing/craving breakfast.

Is the food part doable? Yes. Is it what I want to be eating? No. I imagine I would rather have Indian food (G'raj Mahal or Taj Palace), Thai food (Thai Fresh), Mexican food (Trudy's or Maudies), sushi (Suzi's or Piranhas), and all other kinds of tasty food (P.Terry's, Omelettry, Torchy's etc). But all in all, the food part of this training/program is 100% about willpower, and I have plenty of that. So I see no problems, no slip-ups, no failures, no hard times when it comes to this half of the procedure. I got the food part in the bag.

2. The Working Out-

Yeah. So apparently I am in awful shape. I had all the willpower, and the dedication to do every exercise my trainer asked, but unlike the diet, willpower alone didn't get me there. To be honest, it was frustrating, embarrassing, disheartening, and I had to keep frustration tears from shedding a few times. The thoughts in my head were "come on Flo, are you serious? what's the matter with you, this is easy." In school, I was great at every sport (except running which is not a sport, but instead simple torture). But now, at age 27, with two bad knees, a hip that pops as I walk, no muscles, and what seems like no lung capacity- I am no longer great.

I did my best though, and as I type the word best and compare it to what I did yesterday, I again hang my head down. But, the silver lining is I have confidence that Mariah will figure out how to get my best to be a million times better than last night.

Till Next Week.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Week 1

The Players:

The Left Corner: Me.- Flo. Someone who used to be physically active (but never thin), and has not been on that wagon consistently since high school.

The Right Corner: Mariah MacDonald, my trainer over @

The Challenge:

Do everything my trainer says- including work out 6 times a week, and follow a diet, and complete a 5k.

The Rewards:

11% Body Fat. Size 4/6. Trip to Cozumel. Bad Ass Body.

The Stakes:

My Pride. My Body. My Pride. My Health. And Pride.

The Reason:

Got married over a year ago so its not for that. My ten year reunion is coming up but I probably wont go, so its not for that. So why? To see if I can. To give myself a challenge. And to go to the beach for the first time in my life and not feel attached to my bathing suit cover up.

Blog Posts:

The goal will be at least one update a week. That's doable. Its just 12 updates. I can do that. Will I post pictures? ha. maybe.