Thursday, February 24, 2011

1st PT session done and dusted! - 26.3kg GONE!

I didn’t get the chance to blog yesterday – the Dog has chewed through the Computer charger at home so I wasn’t able to get on so, whilst I am at Mum’s – I shall update here.

I weighed in yesterday and I was 196.6kg and on the 19.01.2011, I was 199.3kg. That’s a loss of 2.7kg for the week. I’m stoked! I am happy that the hard work that I have put in over the past week has shown and I hope for even better (or just as good) results next Wednesday when I weigh in. I have lost a total of 26.3kg and the best thing is – I am just getting started :)

I had my personal training session today. I am now seeing Michael instead of Lincoln. I got there about 20 minutes early and started on the treadmill. Michael came over and introduced himself and took me off to have a chat about my goals, where I want to be and why I think I am where I am regarding my weight. I rambled! I just let it out and said how I need to be here because I am worth it. I told him that I had lap band surgery back in November and that I haven’t been trying up until now but, I have certainly been back on track since last Wednesday.

He put me on the treadmill and got me to walk a kilometre to see what my heart rate is like and to see what I was like when I talked when I was walking. I should probably have let him know that I could talk no matter what the circumstance – it’s in my genes!

He then got me to do some walking with weights. I had a 6kg weight in each hand and I had to walk and do curls at the same time. I couldn’t believe that the weights that I was holding were half of what I had lost. When I felt that weight and how I struggled with it (not when using them to do the curls but just how heavy it was on my legs), I was amazed to know I was carrying that much weight but DOUBLED. That made me proud. He then got me to walk using some smaller hand weights and I had to flap my arms like a bird (well, not fast but lift the weights up and down every time I took a step with my right foot). The last exercise involved a medicine ball. I had to bounce and carry the ball. Oh, and the step. HOW COULD I FORGET THE STEP? He got me to do some stepping. OMG. That made me more puffed than what the walking and other things did. I am not that great at balancing so, he got me to hold onto a bar and I just walked up and down, up and down.

I was standing in front of a mirror when doing it. I can’t look in a full length mirror at the moment – especially when I am at the gym. I don’t like what I see. Sure, I know that I am well on my way to changing it however, it’s just something that I don’t like to see. Photos are fine – the mirror is not. He stood in between myself and the mirror as I did my horrible stepping.

Afterwards, we had a chat to work out where to from here. I am going to see him on a weekly basis. My next appointment is on Thursday next week. He is fantastic as he is straight down the line and I appreciate that in a person. I will have a go at anything he puts in front of me. I have never let my weight get in the way of doing things that need to be done and this time is no exception.

I am happy that he’s given me a few more things to do rather than the treadmill.

I will be aiming to go to the Gym 5 nights per week. I won’t be able to go tomorrow night more than likely due to the fact that they close at 8pm rather than 10 however, I may end up doing Zumba at home or I might go for a walk with the kids after tea – I’ll see how I go.
I’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, that’s for sure.

Thank you Ronda for the gentle kick up the butt and thank you Lisa for inspiring me to go and see a Personal Trainer xo

Things are going great. I am feeling fantastic. And can’t wait to see what is around the corner :)
I’m off to bed – nice to have a night where I can sleep without having to worry about a baby crawling into bed with me given the fact I’m at Mum’s house CHILD FREE!
Night all xo

1 comment:

  1. woohoo that's a great loss stephanie.. well done :) and love the PT too.. you're going to be doing wonderful things, can't wait to read...

    Anne (lose2live)