The pants I’m wearing today are TOO BIG (but I have no intention of spending $ on new clothes until I’m completely in new sizes).
And I signed up for two things at my gym: a personal trainer and a “Biggest Loser” type competition that they call The Biggest Winner!
I’ve had two sessions with the trainer so far, and to be honest… I overdid it on Saturday. I didn’t tell him that I have had a herniated disc until it started to hurt, and he had me doing squats with the Smith Machine.
Not only are my legs so ridiculously sore that it’s difficult to walk at times (and this is two days later!) but I also had muscle pain in my lower back from working those muscles in a way they’d never been worked before AND disc pain flared up. That trifecta caused a perfect storm. Ordinarily I can rely on my legs to hold me up and get me through when my back flares up, but when I can’t use them either… it just gets a little bad.
Today I’m down to mostly just muscle pain… but OH THE PAIN! I wouldn’t mind if I never saw another squat again.
He’s also having me adjust the way I eat. I’ve been focusing on low calorie foods and vegetables, eating between 1200 and 1400 calories a day (when I’m not busy making bad choices, that is). He’s pushed me up to 2200 calories at minimum. 400 calories (minimum) for breakfast. 200g of protein per day. And 100g of carbs per day.
This is a whole new way of eating for me, and I have to figure out how to hit those goals. I planned out my food for today thinking I’d be close… but it’s only 1700 calories with nearly 200g of carbs and only 100g of protein. It’s completely backwards from what he wants. :/ I have to completely retrain myself, and it’s going to take some time.
If you have any suggestions for yummy high-protein foods, send them my way!
I also embraced the change that’s happening in my body and changed my hair. It’s completely different, but totally awesome.
Scale-wise, I still haven’t moved down. In fact, I’m up again today. But I made good changes this week, and I worked really hard. It is what it is. I believe that this trainer will get me back on track and that I will move closer to my goals.
Starting Weight: 233.6
Last Weigh-in: 220.2
Current Weight: 221.4
Total Lost: 12.2 pounds
As always, my measurements show overall change rather than the difference from week to week.
Neck: -.75 (no change)
Waist: -1.5 (no change)
Hips: -2.75 (no change)
Calves: -.75 (no change)
Total: -15.25 inches