Friday, February 19, 2016

Weigh-in Update

I didn't forget, just got really busy yesterday and didn't get my update posted! But, I'm excited to say I'm down another 2.2 pounds this week! We made some changes in my training program, including a couple private sessions with another trainer, and also my nutrition. I'm getting outside my comfort zone, embracing the changes, and I'm getting results!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weekly Challenge/Weigh-in Update

This past week has been somewhat crazy and hectic for me personally, so I apologize for not getting a challenge posted up for last week and I never did post my weigh-in update. So, now that I feel like I'm back on track, I'm making one post to include this week's challenge along with how my weigh-in went last Thursday.

Lets start with my weigh-in update. Like I've mentioned before, I've set a big goal for my 90 days and so I've been pushing hard. This past week I lost 2.8 pounds, which is a little short from what I wanted to lose for the week; but I'm not discouraged about it. I've still lost 11.8 pounds since the beginning of the year, and it just means this week I need to make sure to push hard and embrace the changes we are making. I'm incorporating two private sessions into my week with another trainer and he's changing some things up, including my nutrition. Just like anything, when your body gets used to something the changes can help jumpstart your results because you're doing something that basically shocks your body. I'm excited to see, not only what I do this week, but to meet my 90 day goal.

Now, the challenge for this week! We are going to keep it with the plank challenge. Each day we will do the same plank exercises, but each day we will increase the time. Complete the following exercises, with the time indicated each day, take a 60 second break and then repeat to complete two rounds.
  • Plank Jacks
  • Side Plank Hip Raises - Right Side
  • Side Plank Hip Raises - Left Side
  • Regular Plank
Monday - 1 min of each exercise
Tuesday - 1 min 20 sec of each exercise
Wednesday - 1 min 40 sec of each exercise
Thursday - 2 min of each exercise
Friday - 2 min 20 sec of each exercise
Saturday - 2 min 40 sec of each exercise
Sunday - 3 min of each exercise

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Embrace The Change

I've set some big goals for this next challenge, which we have 4 weeks left in. And I've also set some big goals for my 90 days which ends in April. In order to meet these goals I can't keep doing what I'm doing. I've got to make some changes and kick it up a notch. Michael had talked to me about changing up some of my training, which would include training twice a week in private sessions with Roberto. I'm not going to lie, I'm picky when it comes to who trains me in my private sessions, always have been and probably always will be. And it does raise my anxiety and fear, but mainly just because it takes me outside of my comfort zone. Well, after we talked, and I really looked at my goals, I knew that he was right. And I know it's temporary while I get through this challenge, so starting this week, on top of what I already do, I'm going to be training Thursday/Friday morning with Roberto. I told Michael today that sometimes what I want and what I need are two different things, and I know that this is what I need in order to meet my goals I've set. I can't allow fear and anxiety to keep me from being successful. As Michael said, I have to "Embrace the change...FULLY...or it won't work." So, keep an eye out for my update on Thursday when I weigh-in to see how change can be a good thing.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Weigh-in Update

I was down once again this week. I lost .8 pounds. I won't lie, I was hoping for more, but when I saw the number I was actually satisfied. I'm down almost another pound in one week! I wasn't disappointed because of three main reasons. One, I knew I busted my ass and I'm proud of what I've done and the results I got. Two, I've been down every week since January 1st, so it's going in the right direction. And three, that makes my total since the first of the year exactly 9 pounds, which is an average of 1.8 pounds a week. One of the things I did differently this week when I weighed-in was I stepped onto the scale with a different mindset. Yeah, I walked in with what I was hoping to lose, but I also walked in remembering the bigger picture. What I've lost the past 5 weeks, the fact I had a big loss last week, and knowing I did all I could this week to make sure I'm meeting my goals. So, when I saw the number, instead of saying "Damn, I only lost .8", I wrote the number down in my log and thought to myself, "Hey, I lost and down is down!" I'm just happy I'm one step closer to my goals!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Goal Setting

We hear all the time we need to set smart. When you set a goal and someone says “you’re crazy” or "that’s dumb”, what is your first instinct? Do you start questioning the goal? Do you start doubting your ability to meet the goal? Here’s what I’ve recently learned about goal setting. Yes, it’s important to set those S.M.A.R.T. goals, which are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. But, what I’ve also realized is that when I set a goal for myself and someone says “you’re crazy” or “that’s dumb”, or I get that “holy shit, I’m scared” feeling; then that means I've set something that is going to be challenging and instead of questioning the goal or doubting myself, I just need to get out of my damn head and go for it! My body goal for this 90 days is a big one and it does scare me a bit, but I'm going into it 100% focused and determined and I’m making progress.