Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Challenge starts now...

So, today I went and weighed in for my 12 week challenge at my local gym (Golds). This is going to be an amazing journey and here is how it goes...

They weighed me, which I will NOT disclose in public my weight until I have lost most of it. (insert smile here). It is an atrocious weight but I can get it off. They also measured me and took front and back pictures. Exciting! (can you hear the sarcasm?) ;-)

Anyway, it is exciting but intimidating and scary all at the same time. I am afraid of failing myself, but I know I have the potential to get it done. I am hiring a personal trainer who has experience in sports injuries as well as she may be able to work with my chiropractic office on how best to handle things. I will meet with her 1x per week for 1/2 hour unless I can find a buddy who would be willing to share an hour together for a cheaper price. I really hope I can find one, but until then I am thankful for what I can get.

Anyway, I have stepped up my game this week in the cardio-vascular arena. Starting last Sunday I was working out for 35 minutes and then just leaving the gym after a short and very quick stretching session. As of this Thursday, I stepped it up a notch and began doing an hour of cardio with a longer stretching session at the end. This Friday I will meet with the trainer and we will discuss the optimal way of losing inches by adding strength training. I think I will be living at the gym for a while. What do you think? I think I will since my sessions will most likely be around 1.5 to 2 hours each time I get to the gym.

Maybe I will look like this some day. Well, maybe a LITTLE different, but similar.;-)

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