In between me having the stomach bug, then Trainer Sarah getting sick, then me coming down with a sore throat (but not strep! thankfully), my personal training sessions have been a bit sporadic lately.
But today was the big day. Weigh-in and measurements.
Let me just put it this way: (in Alison Sweeney's voice) I am sorry to tell you that I am NOT the Biggest Loser.
In 7 weeks, I only lost 4 pounds.
(Trainer Sarah said it could have/should have been like 15!)
I lost 1 inch from my abs.
I lost 1 inch from my hips.
I lost 3/4 inches from my waist.
My body fat went down 3.7%. (But I still need to get it down another 3%.)
I'm not that surprised. Disappointed in myself, yes. But how could I expect anything different when I certainly didn't give it my all?
I do, however, feel like I finally have the exercise where I want it. My workout schedule, if executed perfectly, is:
Monday - train with Sarah 5-6am
Tuesday - stationary bike in morning for 30 minutes (or Jillian's Shred); Pilates class 7-8pm
Wednesday - morning run with Kristy (usually 4 miles)
Thursday - morning run with Kristy (4 miles); Butts & Guts class 7-8pm
Friday - train with Sarah 5-6am
Sat/Sun - at least one long run (meaning 6 miles or more)
For me, the issue is (and always has been) DIET. I.Am.Not.Consistent.
Trainer Sarah has challenged me. We are doing another weigh-in with measurements in 2 weeks. And then again 1 week after that. In the meantime, I am to keep a STRICT food journal. Writing down every.single.thing that I shove into my gob. (Not for nothing, Trainer Sarah has been insisting I do this allllll along. Have I been? Ummm....see my weight loss above.)
Instead of joining Hubby and the boyz for dinner tonight at Five Guys, I am going to go grocery shopping. Instead of making lasagna for Sunday dinner, we will probably have chicken on the grill.
Hubby could tell I was discouraged and bummed out. It meant more than anything when he looked me in the eyes this morning and stated, "You. Can. Do. This."
I can. And I will.
Stay tuned for my April 23rd results.