Friday, January 10, 2014

Saturdays are FITNESS DAY

Just when I needed him most... I'm struggling BIG TIME with motivation... I get a text from my personal training informing me we won't be meeting tomorrow or ever again due to hi transferring clubs closer to his home... right across the street to be exact... :o/  

He gave me the name of the guy he was going to pawn me off too... but I don't know. I'm super picky about trainers and aside from my trainer there is only one other trainer I really would consider training with but according to my former trainer he has a busy schedule.

My new trainer Sal called me. He sounds super young, I have an idea of who he is... and I don't think I'm interested in training with him. Being that I've worked in the fitness industry before, have friend's who are trainers, and am a life long dieter/weight loser... I don't want a green trainer. I need someone who has been there and done that. Someone who can teach me more than one or two things. I need to get my money's worth!

I'm meeting with him tomorrow and then have a chance to decide whether I want to continue personal training or move on to something else.

I had an AWESOME trainer, but he wasn't too motivational. I think I trained with him so long because he was more of a therapist for me... once a week get together, workout and spill my guts about everything.

A friend of mine who is a personal trainer a few months back gave me her certification manual. I told her about the switch, she told me I pretty much know what I need to do to get to goal... when I'm ready to fine tune she'll help me. Cancel my personal training, use that money on other things and read the manual she gave me.

Suddenly, thinking about what I can do with an extra $100 a month got me motivated to lose weight again! I could buy Roller Skates to exercise... I can do 5K workshops, I can buy better workout shoes... I can afford to buy myself weight loss incentives... and I can try Weight Watcher meetings again if I'd like.

My options are limitless with that extra $100 a month. I'm so excited and motivated now I don't really feel like meeting with Sal tomorrow... I feel like going in and right away cancel my service and get my money back for the 4 sessions I have left.

But I set my appointment... so I'll follow through... but Monday I'm calling guest services and finding out how I can cancel my service and get my money refunded.

Saturdays I'm declaring Fitness Day! It's the day I officially weigh in, regroup, set my new goals... and update here.

I'm on this journey all alone... but for some reason I feel motivated! I'm excited! Being FIT here I come!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Partial Week Over

The partial week into the new year is over. I weighed in yesterday and had a gain... :o/ a little disappointing but however I did eat late at night and weighed in early.

Officially the first full week has started yesterday...

My Plan

I think every week I want to challenge myself with something different to create new habits. This first week the challenge is to stay with in points... eat my daily points and my extra exercise earned points and only use the 49 points for a special occasion.

I'm trying my best to stay positive. Because when you feel good and feel positive it's easier to get things done. But I feel horribly fat and feel impatient to get it all off.

But feeling impatient is only going to make me slip up... so I need to stay calm, sip on water and get moving!

How are you doing?

THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE: Stay with in Points.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Years Resolutions

Along with the rest of America and possibly the rest of the world too... one of my New Year's Resolutions for 2014 is to lose weight and get fit.

I've been an on and off dieter since I was in high school. I've tried numerous diets, pills... you name it I've tried it.

January 2, 2000 I joined Weight Watchers for the first time ever. A few weeks before I had found one of their member handouts in the bathroom at my job, read it... the information seemed clean and clear. I called them and found out it was only $9.99 a week to join (during that time there was no Weight Watcher's online just meetings).

Of all the diets and pills I've tried Weight Watchers has been by far the best. I know 14 years have passed but I'm still not at goal. I don't feel the program has failed me, I have failed the program in the past... lack of planning, lack of motivation... I've got a million excuses why I'm still not at goal.

In the last 14 years I've tried other diets always somehow ended back up at Weight Watchers... a lot of the times I've tried to combine the two or three... :o/

So, long story short... I'm going back to the basics... Weight Watcher's STRAIGHT UP! Eat my daily points, use activity points for desserts and the extra 49 for special events and occasions. Boom there you go!

I got on the scale today, even thought my weigh in days are on Saturdays... how can I not weigh in and restart my count the 1st of the year!

I've got about Kindergartener to lose... it's going to be a while, but patience with myself and planning will get me there...