Trading Places: "What I am Doing Is Not Easy" (June 4th, 2009)

Yup, I’m sore… Legs are a little, Pecs-shoulders a LOT.  And I still got that dull ache in my lower back-glute area.  I  know if I stretched like I’m supposed to, I wouldn’t have this problem (I’m laying on a foam roller as we speak.)  I know we are doing deadlifts tomorrow, so I better be prepared.

I was doing cardio today when I came to realize that cardio is SO BORING.  I no longer can stay on a machine and try to get my heart rate up for 30-45 minutes… I just get so bored.  Today, I ended up breaking up my cardio and doing over an hour at a slower pace just to get it in… Reading is the only thing that kept me going.  I can’t read or watch tv or do anything at a high speed without crashing into or falling off whatever it is that I’m using.  I do a great job of staying on my feet all day, and today was perfect weather for a bike ride.  I should take advantage of this fantastic weather and get outside.  I don’t mind doing cardio, as long as I’m preoccupied while doing it.  Like I said, I think I have some kind of ADD.  I just can’t do one thing.  It’s moments like these that I wish I had a Wii… or a dog… anything to get me out of doing cardio on a machine!

I decided to change up my dinner (mainly because I’m out of steaks).  I went to Trader Joe’s and got some groceries, including some boneless, skinless, chicken breast.  I figured that I’d throw that on a salad (I can eat chicken if it’s in something.  It just can’t “sit” on my plate…eww).  I love Olive Garden’s salads, so I thought I would compromise and I would order a jumbo garden salad and eat it with chicken for a few days.  The thing is, when I picked up my salad, they also included 12 breadsticks… You KNOW how yummy those things are!  I didn’t even open the bag, I knew what would happen.  So, I did the next best thing, I took them up to Emerge and stuck them in the fridge.  As long as they aren’t in my apartment, I won’t eat them.  It was a hard thing to do, but I HAVE to stick to my meal plan.  July 4th will be here soon!

I’ve had a lot of people make comments about my weight loss lately; friends, family, clients.  Some will say how it’s easily noticeable and they will make a remark about how they want a diet and workout plan so they can lose weight.  But then when I tell them what I eat and my workouts, they say “well, I can’t do that; how about something else?”   It takes every nerve in my body to keep me from screaming, “WHAT I AM DOING IS NOT EASY… LOSING BODY FAT ISN’T A PIECE OF STINKING CAKE.”  I WANT to lose body fat, and I WANT to have a leaner body, so I MADE the decision that I was going to do something about it.  You cannot “half-ass” this.  Keeping a perfect diet is HARD work, especially when you have events to attend and you are out of routine.  And I can GUARANTEE my workouts with Pirtle are in NO WAY easy… I just REALLY want to achieve my goals.  I want it badly enough that I will make sacrifices with food, and I will keep up with my cardio, and I will work my butt off during my sessions.  Eating well, training, it’s all an investment… It’s an investment only I can improve or I can let it fail.  I have to hold myself accountable and responsible for my actions.  I will reach my goals, I won’t fail.

 There are some client’s who train in our gym, they put in such hard work and dedication, and they are getting great results.  They may not know it, but they are motivators.  I can’t speak for the other trainers, but I’m sure some would agree that even we get motivated seeing them succeed, I know I do.  I do get a little competitive at times, but if I see someone lifting a certain amount of weight or doing something completely crazy, I think “wow, that’s awesome… I want to be able to do that too.”  So to those who put in 100% and are working so hard at achieving their goals, I just want to say, for one, I feel your pain, and two, keep on “truckin”, because your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed in the gym.  You motivate me, and I hope that I can return the favor to someone else.

Next training session: Tomorrow, 10a.m…


Until tomorrow,
Kimberly, Emerge Fitness