Grip your jacket.

I was a shy kid, but I had such self-confidence.
While riding a carousel horse I was told to hold on but I bypassed the reins and the pole. Instead, I gripped my jacket as tight as I could and just held on…just like I was told.

I mislaid bits and pieces of that confidence in later years and clutched at so many unstable poles and broken reins…yet I had never fallen from that carousel horse.

“Grip your jacket J…hold on tight”

Thursday was my last day with Diana, my personal trainer. I must admit that it was a bit emotional for me to end our sessions together. She has become more of a friend than a trainer to me. I know that I will see her often during my many trips to the gym, but I was left to wonder…
“Who will hold my hand?”

…repeat…repeat…repeat…
“Grip your jacket J…hold on tight”

It’s all up to me now, I am responsible for my own results, and I have to push my own limits. That in itself will be a challenge, but one that I am walking into with eyes open wide.
I have been exposed to a wealth of information in the past few weeks and I intend to put it all to good use. I can do this, I know I can…

I was slightly dissapointed with my weekly weigh in this time. I did not see the scale move an inch.
I am still sitting at 246.5lbs.
Surprising, especially since I worked my ass of this week. Even more surprising to me is that the pants I JUST bought feel a bit loose already.
That shows me that I did indeed lose something from my body. I’m guessing FAT!!!
Just because the numbers on the scale didn’t move, doesn’t mean I was unsuccessful. I am looking forward to the results of my body fat% test next week.

The Tastey Part
I have been such a good girl this week!!! I totally deserve a sticker!!!

Day One
Meal 1: Egg Whites and Red River Cereal
Meal 2: Chicken Breast and Sweet Potato
Meal 3: Chick Peas and a large Green Salad with
Meal 4: Hard boiled Egg Whites and Cucumbers
Meal 5: Chicken Breast and Asparagus with

Day Two
Meal 1: Protein Shake
Meal 2: Tuna with low fat Mayo and Whole Grain Bread with
Meal 3: Egg Whites and Red River Cereal
Meal 4: Egg Whites and Red River Cereal
Meal 5: Chicken Breast, Salsa and Whole Wheat Pasta with

Day Three
Meal 1: Egg White Omlette with Asparagus
Meal 2: Protein Shake
Meal 3: Lean Steak and Potato with
Meal 4: Chick Peas and Large Green Salad
Meal 5: Chicken Breast with Garden Salad(no dressing) with

Day Four
Meal 1: Egg Whites with Red Pepper and Red River Cereal
Meal 2: Almonds and Yogurt
Meal 3:Chicken Breast, Salsa and Brown Rice with
Meal 4: Rye Bread and Almond Butter
Meal 5: Chicken Breast and Broccoli with

Day Five
Meal 1: Egg whites and Red River Cereal
Meal 2: Turkey Breast and Sweet Potato with
Meal 3: Turkey Breast and Broccoli
Meal 4: Egg White Omlette with a bunch of Grapes
Meal 5: Chicken Breast and large Green Salad with

What you may notice is that I have taken one meal out of my day. Where there was once six, there is now only five per day. The reason for this is that I am going to bed much earlier than I was before and I found that last meal un necessary.
You will also notice the lack of red meat in my diet. I have recently discovered that I am a .

I am to be eating “white meats” (Chicken Breast, Turkey Breast, The “white” fishies, more often and red meat once a week or less)

The Sweaty Part

Day One: Upper Body (On my own)
*45 minutes of Cybex Arc Trainer (A pre designed interval program, Level 4)
Lat Pull down: 65lbs- 3 sets of 25.
Shoulder Press: 45lbs- 3 sets of 20
Bicep Curl (machine): 42.5lbs- 3 sets of 20
Tricep Extention (machine): 45lbs- 3 sets of 20.
*35 minutes of Cybex Arc Trainer (A pre designed interval program, Level 4)

Day Two: Lower Body (Personal Trainer)
*45 minutes of Cybex Arc Trainer(A pre designed interval program, Level 4)
Walking Lunges: No weight- 3 sets of 20
Wall Squats: No weight – 3 sets of 20
Bike 5min:R4 for 5min@140rpm
Leg Curl (seated):70lbs- 3 sets of 20. 80lbs- 15 reps
Ball CrunchesNo Weight- 2 sets of 25. 3rd set pushed it to 37
Leg Extension: 45lbs- 3 sets of 20.
Bike 5min:R4 for 5min@140rpm
Leg Press(seated): 270lbs- 2 sets of 20. 3rd set I pushed it to 27 (ouch)

Day Three: Cardio Only (on my own)
*45 minutes of Eliptical(A pre designed interval program)
Rested for about 10 minutes
*35 minutes of Eliptical(A pre designed interval program)

Day Four : Upper Body (Personal Trainer)
*45 minutes of Cybex Arc Trainer (A pre designed interval program, Level 4)
Lat Pull down: 65lbs- 3 sets of 25.
Incline Chest Press: 45lbs- 2 sets of 25. 3rd set I pushed it to 29 =)
Girlie Push Ups: 2 sets of 20. Last set I pushed it to 26 =)
Hammer Strength Shoulder Press: 30lbs- 3 sets of 20
Barbell Bench Press: No Weight (Bar= 40lbs)- 20 reps. 10lbs- 2 sets of 20
Dumbell Lateral Raises: 10lbs- 3 sets of 25
Dumbell Bicep Curl: 15lbs- 2 sets of 25. 3rd set I made it to 17 (I went to failure)

Day Five: Cardio Only (On my own)
*45 minutes of Cybex Arc Trainer (A pre designed interval program, Level 3)
Rested for 10 minutes
*35 minutes of Cybex Arc Trainer (A pre designed interval program, Level 3)

Usually I would have done a lower body workout on my own on day 5, however, my legs were still extremely sore from the last lower body workout. I was worried about stressing them out so I just did some cardio.

Next week I will be beginning the Fit Chic workout schedules. Keep an eye out for those!!

~J

4 Comments

  1. this blog is a recorfd of a simple mamn
    then that is wot i am

  2. I am sure you will kick ass with or without your trainer. I try not to weigh myself too often. Weight can be so misleading (as I think you found out this week or probably knew before). Your bodyfat test will show you your results! Kudos baby, Kudos!

  3. (2nd time i have tried to write this I think there is something wrong with my machine?), my first comment does not make sense my 2nd comment has gone walkies.

    so i will try again,

    jessie your blog is a total inspiration and i love the way you write keep it coming kid.

    jm

  4. good stuff jessie. this is only the beginning.

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