Author – Jody Flood
I have decided to make a healthy start in my life this year. I am working out with a personal trainer and it is really doing a number on my head. I didn’t realize how emotional I would become about the process of fitness…
Originally, I wrote down that I wanted to weigh 160-165 by July 15th – that’s my “fighting weight” so to speak. I only say this, so that I can preface the emotional part of the process…I have been training for approximately 5 weeks at A Private Fitness Studio in Santa Clarita, CA – www.aprivatefitnessstudio.com – Cal, my trainer, weighed me, did my body fat, did all my measurements on Day 1 and then did a check with me at the beginning of this week…
I stressed over the figures last weekend to the point of obsession…I knew that I hadn’t done all my extra cardio – I knew that I had eaten larger portions than I vowed to do and the guilt…ah, the guilt…washed over me like acid rain.
Anyhow, Monday a.m. came and I walked into the fitness studio, with a funeral dirge playing in my own head. I removed my shoes and stood on the scale and glanced downward. In shock and horror, I couldn’t believe my eyes – I had actually stayed the same!
Now, I know that we are all much more educated these days about fitness – weight loss – etc…but the hard reality hurt my feelings of “all the hard work” I was putting in, all the “sacrifices” I was making (getting up at the crack of dawn, not eating bad carbs after 4 PM, doing CARDIO – ICK).
Then he pulled out the tape measure and begin to do my neck…pencil to paper…and an “uh-huh” uttered from him…on to my shoulders…his eyebrows raise…sliding down to my waist…YIKES, and further on down.
The GREAT news is that I have lost a total of 2.5 inches!!! And it is from the most important parts – shoulders, waist & hips!
I am thrilled with that and have vowed to go back to my goal board and change the WEIGHT part to a specific Dress Size instead…what a JOY!