Meeting with my trainer, Ashley
Met my trainer, Ashley, at the gym bright and early. Though we were not going to work out, I was still prepared in my gear (just in case). We discussed the types of vitamins that I needed (multi-vitamin, vitamin D, and calcium). Along with that I was given a list of foods that are healthy alternatives to typical foods that people just grab.
Peanut butter vs. Almond butter
White rice vs. Brown rice
We set out guidelines that I am to follow and I vocalized my fitness goals.
Goals: Be physically fit, toned, and overall, healthy. Oh, and perhaps losing 35 pounds would be nice as well.
These goals, I was told, would be completely possible to do within 6 months. My joy was overflowing. Why 6 months? Because I leave for London/Paris in January and I’m going to be taking a lot of pictures there; therefore, I was to look my best and perhaps find a suitable husband with a hot accent.
Here is my beginning weight:
Here is my “goal” weight:
Here are my beginning measurements:
Hips - 45”
Thigh - 27”
So my “goal” measurements, of course:
Bust - 36”
Waist - 24”
Hips - 36”
Ha. Let’s see how that works out. Though, Sir-Mix-Alot says only if she’s 5’3”, and I, sir, am 5’2”.
Immediately after our meeting, I went straight to the store so I could begin my new life change. Here is what I bought:
Smart Start cereal
Strawberry Whey Protein powder
Whole Wheat English Muffins
Bag o’ Carrots
A whole Cantaloupe
A whole Honeydew Melon
I am on the road to success. I peeled and cut the carrots into seven servings for each day, along with seven servings of cucumbers. I did the same with the cantaloupe and the melon by ziploc-ing them into seven separate bags. This is so I have an easy snack to just grab out of the fridge and put in my purse and I already know the serving amount. I thought this would be easier since I’m supposed to eat between 5-6 times a day.
The first day was tough. I went over to a friend’s new home for a house warming party. There were homemade cinnamon rolls… I ate half of one. My trainer gave me a sheet to keep track of the foods that I eat throughout the day so she can get a feel for my diet. I did pretty well with only that indulgence.
Breakfast: Smart Start cereal and soy milk
Snack: cantaloupe and honeydew melon
Lunch: 1/2 an English muffin with almond butter
Snack: 1/2 a cinnamon roll
Dinner: 1/2 an English muffin with almond butter
Snack: Strawberry Daquiri, raw almonds
So yes, I did have half a cinnamon roll and a strawberry daquiri, but hey, it’s the first day and I can’t just deprive myself of everything!
Water intake needs to be at least 3 quarts a day plus 8 ounces more for every 25 pounds overweight. Damn. That means I needs 3 quarts and 8 ounces a day… I need to get on that.
Let’s keep it up tomorrow!