Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Updates on our measurements.....

Ok so last night my mom and I had our measurements taken to see how we have done since we started with the trainer on March 5th.
So here goes:

weight loss: 5lbs
waist: lost 1 inch
hips: lost 1/4 inch
arms: 1 inch on each
left leg: lost 1 1/4 inches
right leg: stayed the same (go figure)
Body fat % went up........we think it's because I'm not eating enough calories with the amount of time I am spending in the gym. I was very bummed about this number going up but now that I know what I need to do I am going at it full force.

weight loss: 8lbs
waist: lost 2 inches
hips: 1 1/2 inches
arms: 1 inche on each
left leg: 1 1/2 inches
right leg: stayed the same (um yeah go figure again!)
Body fat % went down 3%

We are both really excited with our outcome so far! I love our trainer....she pushes us to the max but doesn't give us anything we can't handle.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Before Pics...........

Ok so I mentioned that I was going to post some before pics of myself and my mom. It's taken some time to do so because I personally have been going back and forth over which pictures I was going to post....the ones in just my sports bra and pants or fully clothed ones.....
I finally decided with the encouragement from some friends to just go for it and post the ones that I feel more exposed in. They are not the most flattering pictures of me but it is somewhat liberating to say..."hey this is what I look like under all the fabric!" I've been working very hard along side my mom for a healthier life. I have a goal in mind and for the first time I feel that it is attainable.
Front...taken 2 weeks ago



These are my mom's before pics.... taken 2 weeks ago


We meet with our trainer tomorrow night to be measured a second time. We will finally see how much body fat percentage we have lost and how many inches as well.
I am excited to see how we have done and can't wait to share with everyone.
To date since starting the gym I have lost 7.5lbs and my mom has lost 8lbs!

Monday, March 08, 2010

The new me...

well the "healthier" new me is on it's way! My mom and I signed up to do a 10k run/walk a couple of months ago (we will be doing that on April 11th) and also joined the new gym in town..Brenda Athletics. We both signed up for 4 sessions with a personal trainer and I must say she ROCKS! She is a lot of fun to work with, yet she means business. Tonight was our 2nd session with Jody and I must say that I am very proud of myself and my mom.
I am doing things that I have never done before. She introduced Planks to us. I have found out that I can do 3 sets of them holding each for 40 seconds. Now that doesn't seem like a long time or might seem easy but it is tough! I can also do side planks for 30 seconds.
I always feel really great when we are done with the workout and I am confident that I will be able to run at least half of the 6.2 miles at the 10k.
I will be taking a "before" picture of myself and my mom and putting them on the blog...just have to take one.
I decided why not put the pictures up (even though I don't think I look great) and keep updating the picture every 3 months.
My goal is to have that wonderful looking figure that I once had looooonnnnnggggg before kids and be happy in my own skin!
So thanks for all the support I have been given....and I can't wait to start seeing results!!