Ok well it was big but looks way bigger on here! This was my cereal this morning–I was hungry!
I’m officially motivated! I finally met with a presonal trainer at the gym last night and went over where I am at this point and what my goals are. I guess for the past 3 weeks I’ve pretty much been doing all of the wrong things at the gym 😦 I thought I was being really good by doing the eliptical for 45 minutes a day, but with 0 resistence I guess it’s not so great! So she put me on the treadmill walking on an incline for 4 minutes and WOW my heartrate was way up in just the short amount of time–felt like I was getting way more of a workout.
Then we went to the weight machines and she explained to me that everyone has different goals and that not all of these machines are meant for me. Hmmm don’t know why I couldn’t figure that one out myself–I really thought I could benefit from all of them! The most interesting thing that she told me and SO glad that she did, was the fact that a lot of girls use the inner thigh weight machine thinking that it’s going to slim their thighs….WRONG! You’re actually just building muscle and could potentially make you’re thighs look bigger. So even though you’re burning calories while working your muscles, you’re not necessarily burning them from that area–it could be from anywhere on your body.
I know that I dont have a lot of weight to lose–I really just want to shed 5-10 pounds but I’m so ready to do it and feel better physically! Lately I’ve just been feeling pretty BLAH and the fact that I’ve gained a bit of weight since I quit smoking and started eating EVERYTHING has made me dread putting on my pants every morning! lol So hopefully this new plan will start making me feel a little better!
I also have this slight addiction to exercise TV OnDemand–I love it and it’s helped me a lot over the past year! So last night before my training session I tried a little yoga! I kinda suck–never been too flexible and don’t have much experience. I took a few Bikram classes that I loved though so I’d really like to practice a little more. Anyway…last night I tried a fat burning yoga and a yoga core video aaaand today I’m SORE! I’m definitely going to keep working on it though…it just seems so peaceful! 🙂 Soon…..this will be me! lol