On Monday, September 16th, I walked into the gym and asked about their Jumpstart program. For only $75, I could get 3 30-minutes sessions with a trainer where they would find out my abilities, find out my goals, show me some exercises and in the end, I’d get my own personal plan. Exactly what I needed!
The following Thursday, I met with Mike for the first time. He asked about my lifestyle and activity level, he took some measurements of my body and then made me stand on the scale.
171. (Wow, I said that out loud.)
When I saw that number I almost cried. When I was pregnant with Lauren, my maximum weight before I gave birth was 174lbs.
It was that moment that I knew everything needed to change. Everything. Mike was supportive and encouraging and reminded me that by being there that day, I was already on the right track.
Each session we’d talk about what I was eating, and he’d show me more exercises and teach me how to do each one of them properly with the focus on the right muscles. In between my session with him, I’d be going to the gym to do cardio and practice the exercises he had shown me.
Tuesday, October 8th, I had my last session with Mike. He had a plan all set out. I was pumped! We walked through the plan with me identifying each piece of equipment so he knew that I wasn’t going to be lost.
Then I stood on the scale again. I felt good. I had been eating better. I had been exercising regularly.
165! I had lost 6 lbs!
My life is all about the numbers right now!
I’m counting calories using myfitnesspal.com (trainer recommended). I need to see what I’m eating and how much I’m eating. I’m cutting back on the bad carbs and eating more vegetables and fruits.
I track my exercise too. I go to the gym 3 days a week to do weights and cardio. On the other days, I do cardio at home.
Things are changing!
Since I made a promise to myself, I have scheduled time to go to the gym. I told myself that if I could schedule time to do things for other people, then I could make time for myself. And having super supportive husband and children makes it all that much better!
I’m feeling so much better about myself. There is a long road ahead, but I have a map (a fitness map) and I’m going in the right direction.