OK, I have spoken with my personal trainer (yes I have a personal trainer 🙂 ), and we have adjusted what this goal will be. He doesn’t want me to focus on loosing 100 pounds off the bat. He has bigger and better plans for me 🙂 Also he is right in how people tend to get discouraged if they set such a lofty number. This is why I am changing the weight loss resolution to this:
To stick with a fitness plan and increase my overall health throughout the year.
I may not be loosing 100 pounds but in total more like 50-70 pounds. This is because I am not only doing cardio and weight loss exercising but I will be doing weight training as well to build more muscle. This will allow me to loose the body fat, gain muscle and be in an overall healthier state and since muscle is heavier then body fat this is why it will be more difficult to loose 100 pounds. I’m cool with the plan and am excited to get some results.
The basic plan is this. I am on a nutrition plan that will give me all the nutrients I need to keep up with the plan. I’m taking a series of natural vitamins and making my own protein shakes. I will be eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and will be drinking at least 8 glasses (8 oz each) of water a day. I have purchased a food diary so I can mark down what I am eating and the exercise I am doing. This will allow me to make sure I stick with a good diet and not stray and eat fast food or other unhealthy foods as my trainer will be looking each session what i have been eating 🙂
As for the exercise I meet with my trainer twice a week, every Monday and Wednesday morning. At training I will be doing 30-45 min of cardio on the treadmill or elliptical machine then 45 min – 1 hour worth of weight training to tone up and build muscle. In addition to this I will be doing cardio 3 more times a week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Either on a treadmill/Elliptical machine or outside on one of the many trails is Sarasota. The other two days, Tuesday and Thursday will be days to rest up and cook meals ahead of time for the next day.
Since I am here I will give a quick update on how this week has gone so far. I will normally give an update each weekend on Saturday or Sunday for the whole week.
Yesterday was the first day back with the trainer after the holidays. I was glad to be back and starting to work on my fitness. Did 25 minutes on the treadmill and 45 minutes of weight training. I’m a little sore today in the shoulders but not too bad. I had expected my legs to feel it more but surprisingly they are fine. As for the meal plan. I took my morning Vitamins but missed out on the afternoon set. I had a good breakfast of Oatmeal and Fruit and my lunch and dinner consisted of 1/2 of a Publix sub each meal. I had some Fiber Selects wheat thins for snacks (garden veggie flavor) and fell victim to two slices of pizza at the end of the night (grrrr) . Not too happy with that but I got home late and needed to eat something. The pizza was left over from the weekend and I would feel bad wasting it. If anyone wants to take it off my hands feel free 🙂 lol.
Come this weekend I’ll give an update of the week. I’m feeling good about this! w00T!
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” – La Rochefoucauld