Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Gym ~ Week 2

Well I did it...I signed with Kimberly Elliot for personal training.  You may recall from my first 'Gym' post that she was the one who got me in shape to begin with.  I got back in touch with her, had a training session with her, and signed up.

I was so scared when I went to see her.  I was embarrased at how much I regressed.  But the first thing she did was gave me a big hug and asked me how I was.  There was absolutely NO judgement. 

What she DID tell me was that when you're on the road of fitness, your journey never ends.  You don't all of a sudden wake up and scream "I did it!"  It is a continuous journey of better yourself, and I just hit a bump.  I can't however start back up where I left off.  My body physically isn't there.  But it is NOT a setback.  Just a fork in the road that's setting me on a different path.

It's so nice hearing it from your trainer.

SOOOOO... Here's the plan....

I'm going to train with her twice a week
I'll get gym 'Homework'
I'll get a meal plan

So for now I'm supposed to eat normal.  She even told me to have a cheat here and there.  She wants a blank canvas, and that's what I'll be.  BUT because last week I did my protein detox, I'm right on track for eating clean, which is what I've done.  Even though there's a cupcake shop in town that won Cupcake Wars.

So I've added back in the carbs.  Complex carbs are the good carbs.

Complex Carbohydrates (That I personally eat, you may find more.)
  • Brown rice
  • Sprouted grain bread like Ezekial (Found at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joes...etc) I like the English Muffins the best.  You can also find tortillas.  The bread is best toasted
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Oatmeal (NOT the instant pre-packaged kind)  I buy bulk.
So I'm adding them in with my proteins that I posted here.

According to my body weight, hell no I'm not posting that...yet, I'm to eat 5 meals a day.  In each of those meals, I'm supposed to eat:

35 grams OR 5 oz prepared Proteins
30 grams OR 1 cup prepared Carbs
Unlimited Veggies

This is the diet I've done before, so I already know what meals I like.  I'll post some recipes later.

As far as the training session goes....

It was just as I expected.  I was able to do things I thought I couldn't, and not do things that I thought I could.  We worked on my legs and core.

  • Warm up on the elliptical, then circuts of...
  • Jump Squats
  • Step ups on a step with at least 7 risers each side
  • TRX One-legged squats
  • 40 degree leg press
  • Crunches on a ball, regular and oblique twists
  • Weighted lunges, forward then cross over the back leg.
  • I also had to do a core excercise where I had to take a large pole, bolted into the floor, which weighed about 20lbs, with another 10lb weight on top of that, do a squat and then push up the weighted pole with one hand.  It sounds wierd, I can't explain it, and I don't know what it's called.  Anyway, it sucked.  I kept loosing my balance which means my core is off. Sigh.

It doesn't sound like much, but I'm doing three sets, each with 10-12 reps in each set, each side.

I see Kimberly again tomorrow!  Can't wait!


  1. Holy cow, that is quite a program. Look forward to seeing your progress!

    Am now a follower and you can find me at http://henryhappened.blogspot.com/

  2. Great post! Very motivating, thanks for sharing this! ;)) We are new followers and really appreciate you linking up for Blog It Forward Tuesday ;)) Keep up the great work!

  3. Hi, thanks for commenting earlier! It's so nice to know that there are trainers who respect you and realized that you have a life outside of the gym :)

    Sounds like you have an awesome plan!

  4. Interesting blog! I'm a new follower since I found you at Wednesday Window.

  5. Great routine....I like to train in open spaces away from the gym too, fresh air is good!


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