• One Trainer’s Weight Loss Journey – Day 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31

    This week has been crazy. Much of my time has been spent fighting with our website trying to update and fix things. Oh the frustration! Each and every night I have fallen asleep before even being able to start writing my blog. I have struggled meeting my water goal each day and 2 days I fell short. It looks like I will fall short again today. Most of the day I have spent trying to sleep off a headache. It is hard to drink water when you are asleep for 6 hours in the middle of the day. There were grand plans in my day today to go back to my garage project I started Memorial Day weekend that never got finished. Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully I can make some headway, if I am able to sleep tonight.

    I missed my exercise goal a couple of days as well. When your body is acclimating to new activities, such as working out, you require more rest. Sleep has definitely taken a top spot in my goal list this week. The days I worked out with weights felt great and I feel I made some progress. Monday I worked legs using heavier weight and fewer reps. It was hard but in addition to my clothing size and body fat percentage goals I want to be strong. There are things I want to be able to do physically for example I want to be able to do a pistol squat without holding onto a TRX. For those who may not know what a pistol squat looks like you hold one leg out parallel to the floor and squat down on your base leg until your bottom is almost on the floor then instead of falling over you stand back up never touching the floor with the other leg. It is used a lot in figure skating in a sit spin.

    We had a great turn out for our first summer free boot camp. We had 18 people and everyone did great. It was fun to see so many past clients. I love blending people together of various fitness levels and mixing in some new people who have never done our training then watching everyone work like they have been doing it for years. It warms my heart. Every single client I work with is special to me and I want the very best for them. Bill and I are very passionate about our training and want everyone to be successful in their fitness endeavors.

    It seems my weight is staying below 200 consistently. This is an exciting victory. New weight goal is to get below 190 consistently. I am taking this in baby steps. I am easily overwhelmed and will feel defeated if I look at the entire amount I need to lose. You can’t eat a steak whole you have to cut it into bite size morsels, chew it up then swallow otherwise you will choke. The same can be said of weight loss goals. They have to be taken a little at a time for solid successful lifestyle changes.

    Speaking of food after some research I decided to purchase an Instant Pot. I need quick and simple in my life and the less time I can spend in the kitchen the better I will be.  Don’t get me wrong I enjoy cooking but often find myself with very little time to do so.  I do not like using a microwave for anything other than reheat or popcorn.  Many times I will use the oven or stovetop for reheat instead of the microwave.  I am not into rubber food.  At any rate I placed my order for the Instant Pot Ultra 6 Quart on Amazon and it came!  Now I just need to figure out how to use it.  I need recipes for healthy food options.  If I’m going to learn to cook all over again then I might as well start with healthy options, one of the main reasons I purchased it in the first place.  I am not a huge fan of broccoli but I will eat it.  A friend told me it makes perfectly crisp broccoli…now that is my kind of broccoli.  According to studies pressure cooking retains more nutrients than most cooking options.  There are some very interesting stats regarding nutrient retention in this article from the Wellness Mama.  She states that boiling food you lose about 60% of nutrients, roasting and steaming retains about 90% of nutrients and pressure cooking 90-95% of nutrients are retained.  I am looking forward to using it.

    This week the goal is to get back on track with the goals and get them done!


    Water goals met…all but 3 days total

    Breakfast goals met…check

    Dinner goals met…check

    Exercise goals met…most days

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