Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Inching Away...

Went to the gym last night and my trainer kicked my hiney.

She had me doing a circuit of non-stop movement.
  • 5 minutes on the treadmill, then high intensity weights, planks, lunges, squats and push ups for 15 minutes and then we did it again.
I have never been so sweaty!!

I only said I "can't" once.

Remember I pledged that I would give the Oregon Food Bank $5 each time I said "can't". Well I did it again!! It came out so easily. Bummed me out! Well I'm not bummed that I owe the food bank money, I'm bummed because I still use that word. It's right there, on the tip of my tongue and it just slides right out when I want to escape something hard. I hate that!

What happened was, my trainer asked me to take bigger steps while doing a lunge, and my knee would not let me. Instead of saying I "can't", I should have explained the limitation. It's not that I can't, I was just not able to do what she asked me to do. I could still take that step, just not as far. Anyway, I will be sending my $5 off to the food bank soon! I'll learn.....

We also did my measurements. The last time we did it was 11 weeks ago. She cautioned me, because the first 11 weeks I had lost 10.75 inches, she told me that, most likely I will not see that much this time. Fat has been lost, but I've also gained a lot of muscle!

Well I lost almost 6 more inches!!! I don't have the exact amount because she took my copy of the results by accident. I will post the results later.

Anyway, I'm pretty happy!!

Progress is slow....but things are happening.

Would I have liked to see more inches lost?

You bet I would!!!

Do my results disappointment me enough to quit?


Am I encouraged to work even harder the next 11 weeks?


Can't wait to see what the next 11 weeks bring.

~ More weight loss...

~ More inches off...

~ Down to size 16's?

~ More endurance...

~ More muscles!

~ Off of blood pressure meds?


Where do you see yourself in 11 weeks?



  1. Wow, great job! Sounds like a great workout with the trainer. Great idea to send $ to the food bank each time you say it. Love that idea.

  2. Good for you. I had a trainer for 2 years and was shocked how much my body could do that I would never have believed was possible.

    So happy for you!!

  3. Congrats - and hey - I really like the idea of donating $5 for every "I can't". That's fantastic!

    Where do I see myself in 11 weeks? Hmmm....I hope to be finishing up the Couch to 5k program and celebrating my first 5k run. Wouldn't that be something? I think it is a feasible goal if I stick to it. First I'll have to eliminate "I can't" from my own vocab!

    PS - love the new background!

  4. Congrats on the inches lost Joy! You are truly an inspiration to us! I really enjoy reading your posts because you have this amazing attitude, so positive! Keep it up sista!! :-)

  5. I think it's awesome what you're doing for the food bank! What a great way to break a bad habit!

    Congratulations on your inches loss! You are showing some impressive numbers!

    I am praying that in the next 11 weeks, I will come to learn to enjoy exercising! ( :

  6. You are doing really well! You are in an awesome mindframe which wil help you achieve the results you want x