Thursday, March 11, 2004

I went back to the trainer yesterday for our third meeting. Hopefully we will be able to squeeze one in tomorrow before I leave. I have amazing leg strength! I guess that is the one part of my body that has some strength. We worked out with weights for a little over an hour. Basically he has helped me gain the confidence I need to go back to school and use the same machines at school. I am pretty lucky that the machines at the gym here are the same ones at school! I did a whole bunch of different excercises, but I am not going to bore you with all the details. He has stressed temporary muscle fatigue. It is good to puch your muscles. If you can only do 3 reps at a certain weight that is ok, do the 3 and lower the weight. Our muscles need to be challenged. If you can do 10 reps easily then that is not doing anything. He also told me numerous times that muscles don't know the difference between 10 or say 5. They just need to be worked! Two of my favorite excercises are crunches when I use my legs as levers to provide resistance on the abs and push ups! What? Did I just say push ups? yep. I use a ball for a modified push up but they are still challenging. Of course I am sore, but that's ok =)

I went shopping with my mom yesterday. At target I got a new pair of work out pants and a polo shirt. I also tried on a pair of 19 jeans. Almost there. I could zip them up, but they could fit better. So we went to Lazurus. I bought a pair of 18 Womens Tommy jeans! We headed to Old Navy. I tried on this pair capris that had a really cute belt in a size 20. They fit too! Of course I can still lose some more and they will fit better, so hopefully by Memphis in May they will fit better! My mom was going to pay full price 32.50 for them because of the progress I had made. That is unheard of, she pays full price for nothing! We get up to the register and they rang up 22.50! Wahoo.

It will be good to get back to school to get back onto my schedule. The past 2 weeks have kind of thrown my weight loss plan for a loop.

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