I have been meeting with a trainer since the end of February. We meet every Friday morning (at 7 a.m.) and she gives me homework for the week. You would think with being in the fitness industry I could have this whole thing figured out. I am not going to lie; with four kids, a part-time job and home school, I could not make it work. I did the whole food journaling thing, but the weight was simply not coming off. I was stuck in the high 130's and was teaching six classes a week. Since hiring Michelle (and paying my own $ to do so), I have consistently lost one pound a week. It doesn't seem like a lot, but in the value of my self-esteem it is worth gold.
Each month, she gives me goals, my April goal was to wear this outfit. It was the outfit I wore at my grandfather's funeral three years ago. It was brand new (Banana Republic) and it was 2 weeks before I found out I was pregnant with R2. I never wore it again, but I did wear it for this past month for the girls' presentation (with 4 days left in the month to spare on the goal). I also wore the shorts I wore at Disneyworld (2 weeks before I found out I was pregnant with Harrison) this past weekend. I am not down to pre-baby weight, but I am down to my pre-baby size which Michelle also attributes to muscle gain vs. the weight of fat (muscle weighs more). I am not where I want to be quite yet, but I am making serious changes. I mean, never thought getting to the gym by 7 a.m. 4 days a week would EVER, EVER, EVER be in my vocabulary. I recognize on the days I go in early, I get far more done on the days I get to go in later or not at all.
My May goals have not quite been set yet. I wanted to hit a certain percentage in body fat, but I won't get that measurement until this Friday. She thinks I can drop 4%, but I want to see what I have done so far before I set a realistic goal. I also have to go bathing suit shopping, my old suit fits when dry, but falls off when wet, kind of need it to fit even when wet.
***You only get a body shot b/c I had just gotten out of the shower, hair was "Mimi" hair, and no make-up, someday I will update my profile pic, but not yet.