Monday, January 30, 2012

Training Mindset

When I walked into my first personal training session  I was looking for him to give me a workout plan on a silver platter. I just wanted to know what I need to do to be skinny. That's all.

But he wouldn't tell me. 

He gave me the line that I hate hearing the most. "You need to learn your body." Womp. But it is so true. I have tried to many different ways of accomplishing weight loss, but I cannot say that I really know what works best for my body. After wearing him down a bit, he insists that losing weight is a mathematical formula, which I know and agree with. The only real tip that he would reveal to me was burning 3,500 calories every week. I have heard that, but never done it. Why? I'm not sure, that number seemed so daunting. But it turned out to be easier than I had assumed. Last week I was able to burn a whopping 4,537 calories. Yes, you read that correctly. I had 5 butt-busting workouts this week where I really and truly worked hard. So now I know it's possible. 

Last week I had a revelation during one of my workouts. I wanted it. I wanted to feel the burn in my thighs and the sweat drip down my face during my workouts. When my heart rate dropped below my fat-burning zones, I kicked it up a notch to make sure I was working hard. I want this. I want to be more than just skinny. I want to be fit. Last week I proved to myself that I can do what it takes in the gym to get some results. Now all I have to do is keep it up. 

***P.S. I took a before photo in the gym with Amber and I am ALMOST positive that I want to share it with ya'll. BUT coming out as myself in name and with a photo is so scary! That is almost too much accountability for me to handle. If I fail at losing weight, you all will see my face and the lack of change in my body. OR when you see my body change it may be able to motivate you to push harder in your own journeys. I'm still debating. ***


  1. you could always crop out your face :)

    and wow to burning that many calories last week, way to go!

    congrats and keep it up ... you are getting there!

  2. I feel the same way about posting pics but I think it is motivating to see the progress and it keeps you accountable with those that are following your joureny.

  3. I think that is what I am secretly afraid of... having others be 100% accountable with me...I am just hoping to get the gumption one day soon to do it on a whim.


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