musicartlife7's Journal, 12 October 2015

Really pleased with my losses the last two weeks. I befriended a trainer, who has me on an awesome workout routine, eating (very clean) anytime I'm hungry, and several times per day. I've also been taking the Herbalife Tea (a metabolism booster) with my water/juice mixture for workouts. It really does help me wake up and get me pumped when I go work out at 4:30 or so before work.

I've also realized how much I've missed working out. I have been in a pit of depression due to a series of really awful events over the last 9 months or so that made me fall completely off the wagon. Having my trainer cheering me on and holding me accountable has helped amazingly. I don't like letting people down. I have reached the point that I can admit that when I started this, I was doing it for him because he was counting on me. Not wanting to let him down allowed me to keep pushing, and now I'm finally at the point where now I'm doing this for me. My depression is under control. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, not just with my weight, but with my overall goals in life. There is hope again for the first time in a very long time.

For those of you that don't have a trainer friend to give you free advice, if you'd like my workout routine, I would be happy to share it. Then really all you need is someone to check in with weekly and hold you accountable. It's a 12 week (6 days per week) plan, and I'm in the middle of week 3 right now, but I've only actually been working out two traditional weeks as of today.

I do "official" weigh ins with him once per traditional week. Each week I add more weight to my reps, or push cardio a little harder. In two weeks exactly I'm down 8.2 pounds. I'm also eating regularly, drinking a ton of water, and indulging on occasion. I feel better than I have in a long while.

It will be no time at all until I'm back to my smallest, and then on to my goal weight. I'm excited to see the end of this 12 weeks, and how much I lose. Then we'll develop another plan to change things up and get me even further.

So pleased with this lifestyle change.

Don't forget, everyone. You can do this.

Sidenote - Never, ever, ever let a significant other (guilty), friend, or family member decide that you're no longer going to care about what you do with, and put into your body. Your body and mind are your own. Treat them right. You deserve it.

Diet Calendar Entries for 12 October 2015:
1172 kcal Fat: 46.32g | Prot: 66.24g | Carb: 134.03g.   Breakfast: Mrs Baird's 100% Whole Grain Wheat Bread, Smucker's Strawberry Jam, Peter Pan Honey Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter, Great Value 100% Apple Juice. Lunch: Wal-Mart Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Green Leaf Lettuce, Lawry's Mediterranean Herb & White Wine Marinade, Kraft Greek Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Snacks/Other: Coffee-Mate Vanilla Caramel Liquid Coffee Creamer, Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp Candy Bar - Peanut Butter, Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp Candy Bar - Milk Chocolate. more...
3910 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 9 hours, Standing - 1 hour, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 2 hours, Driving - 40 minutes, Sitting - 1 hour, Resting - 2 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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That is very inspiring Musicartlife! I would love to know more about your workout routine! 
12 Oct 15 by member: Mousy1109
12 Oct 15 by member: kls_toujour
Yes, congrats! It really is a great feeling when you get back into the routine of working out. I could kick myself when I got back into it and realized how much I missed it. in the past 6 months, (give or take) I have dropped 22kgs and 4 pants sizes... whoop whoop!!! I have no set routine at the gym and basically do my own thing which is kinda working but would love a fixed programme. 
12 Oct 15 by member: Michelle Moncur
Musicartlife, congrats and keep up the good work. your side not is soooooooooo true!I would love to hear a bit more about your workout routine- is it gym based? 
13 Oct 15 by member: nicki225


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