A few months ago I never ever would have thought “I am strong”. Well, I am strong. Since starting my training with my PT I realise that I can lift things that are pretty heavy without any help. I still use the guidance of my PT and never do anything that I think will be un safe or that I don’t think I will be able to.
This last week I did squats with a bar on my shoulders, 60 kg by myself and 80 kg assisted, boy were my shoulders sore the next morning……nothing a quick 15 min massage couldn’t fix. I am also doing a 100 kg dead lift with a much better technique.
A couple of weeks ago I committed to doing sit ups every morning and have been working my way up to 100. I am currently sitting at 90 and in a couple of days time I will hit the 100 mark and will continue to do 100 every morning. This mixed with other exercises at the gym and Pilates once a week have my core feeling a whole lot stronger.
My work Christmas Party was on Friday and like other years I was one of the organisers, it was a stressful week coupled with making 100 cupcakes for the tables (which went down a treat) but the party went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. I decided to take a leave pass from “Junk Free Jaime” https://acontractforlife.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/junk-free-jaime/ which really only meant that I would have a couple of glasses of wine and some desert. Well, the couple of glasses of wine turned into 4 or 5 and by the time I headed home around 4pm I was feeling a little off. I came down with cold like symptoms and felt generally quite ordinary, suffice to say the alcohol did me no good! So after no exercise on Friday or Saturday I dragged myself out of bed on Sunday morning for my hour-long bootcamp, I’m glad I did because I felt sensational after a hard work out. It’s amazing how good exercise makes you feel!!
I was back at the gym again on Monday night and my name is now proudly on the board for a leg press.
I needed to press 200 kg to get my name on the board so I made it 205 kg.
I pushed it twice but probably couldn’t do anymore that 2.
On putting my name on the board I realised that I actually had pushed 2225 kg due to the weight of the machine 🙂
I was pretty happy with that result.
Sunday was the start of “Be Inspired” https://acontractforlife.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/be-inspired/ and I am really happy to know that I am motivating others to get out and exercise, it’s a fantastic feeling.
Strong is the new Skinny.
Start Weight: 104.2kg
Weigh in: 0.1kg Gain
Total Loss: 29.5kg in 59 weeks
Current Weight: 74.7kg
Current BMI: 26.5 (started at 37.4)
Total Percentage Weight Loss: 28.31%
Calories Consumed: 12,230
Sugars Consumed: 517 grams
Total Fat: 386 grams
Exercised: 6 times
Exercise Calories: 2,722 cals