Week 59

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!!

225 kg Leg PressI 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.

Weekly Stats:
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

Jaime xx

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