Well, that’s it everyone…I have come to the completion of my fitness challenge at A Private Fitness Studio – check out www.aprivatefitnessstudio.com
I actually came into the game a week late – so I have a total of 7 weeks completed – 3 times a week with my trainer, Cal. Not too bad for a self proclaimed lazy girl that used to say “I don’t run unless I’m being chased.”
It has been an eye opening experience for me and today was no different. I have come to realize the amount of empty calories that I put into my mouth on a day to day basis and I am so proud that I have changed my wily ways for the better.
Not too recently, but still the same – I was an addict – truly – A Quarter Pounder with Cheese Junkie…sometimes would get that and oh, say a side of Chick’n Nuggets too. Which, by the way, if you pull them apart, do not resemble ANYTHING close to poultry. I stopped eating fast food about 6 years ago after reading Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. It made me physically ill to think about anything from these Chains From Hell…what nailed the coffin shut for me even tighter was watching SuperSize Me – bleck. I haven’t touched the stuff since…outside the night that Michelle tried to make me eat Burger King after a bit of a heavy night at our old haunt in Denver, Nallen’s Irish Pub – 3 years ago…even then it disgusted me. I am on a crusade – but if you saw Fast Food Nation – then you saw the end of the movie – those fries didn’t CHANGE AT ALL after 6 weeks in a glass jar…imagine what that horribly processed icky food looks like in your stomach and intestines…
Sorry – I’m on a soap box, but it is common sense to step away from the fast food and try to put better eating into practice.
Now, don’t get me wrong – I am still eating all the wrong things, but not ALL the time…I don’t make excuses anymore that I don’t have the time to make myself a decent lunch or dinner…and if I do go out to eat, I truly try try try to limit my portions more than ever before. I have found that after 35, the ol’ “pooch” (stomach) doesn’t go away like it used to…it requires constant attention and whaddya know? It requires working out…So back to the fitness challenge – I thought to myself…I will do this stupid challenge, but I won’t like it…Kicking and screaming (in my head) the whole way about the cardio and the not eating carbs after 4 PM as recommended by Cal.
But I’ll be damned if he wasn’t right – with a little perserverance and some positive thinking, I actually have lost 8.5 inches total in the last 7 weeks – with 4 of that being around my waist! And the remainder my shoulders, hips and neck…UNBELIEVABLE…
And if I weren’t so freaked out about the non meat used at McDonalds – I would probably go celebrate with a Double (QPw/C)! 😉