Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011

So it is much better if I don't leave this off until the night because then I actually blog. So I wanted to get some before pics up, because a friend saw the other picture and said-you need a new picture because that isn't at all how you look. I just wanted to post my picture at my heaviest weight-I have never been back there since that point even after 2 other pregnancies, I never got to that point. I need to take better pictures, but these will have to do for now. I just took them so they are very up to date.

So there you have it. Here is my starting, which really isn't true because of the weight already lost since I started this. So far I am down 9 lbs. So enjoy and hopefully we will be seeing more change soon.

On a different note, I am looking for personal training opportunities. I just tried to talk myself up to Xcel Fitness so we will see what happens there. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24, 2011

Okay, so I have skipped a few post. I got very sick this weekend and lost 6 lbs. I like losing weight, but not this way. This meant the last 3 days off at the gym too-well Sundays are my normal day off so I guess just two days. So hopefully things will be able to get back to normal this week. I am feeling a little better today, but not 100%. My husband has been trying to get me to stay home from school tonight, which is probablly a good idea, but I am going to go and see how long I will last. I need to be there. First I can't miss exercise psychology and second we are going over some good stuff in exercise design.

So between diffusing the war between my oldest and trying to keep my house in shape with studying and school, sickness didn't help this. Wish me luck for tonight and hopefully being able to work out tomorrow.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 21, 2011

So again really late. Today wasn't the greatest. I did get to the gym to do my strength training, which took me a little longer so again cardio not done, but my group exercise instructor laid it into us tonight with a boot camp type thing. It made me think, maybe I want to change up my cardio portion of the final.

I wanted to get a picture up here. So I will do a quick story. When my first little girl was 3 weeks old she was hospitalized. We were there for 9 weeks and then more here and there. While in there I was laying around watching my baby and people had to twist my arm to leave the hospital for 2 hours to go to dinner and get my mind off things. Also people would bring me junk to eat. So there were some very honest people who would tell me-you are gaining a lot of weight you need to be careful. I wanted to punch them. So what I am posting is the picture my husband took the day we got out after the 9 weeks. I saw it and said-I look like that. Why didn't you tell me!?! I was almost angry at him. It was then I started working out like mad and watching what I ate. I haven't really showed many people, but it was me and that was my life then. I will never go back.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 19, 2011

It is late so this will be quick. I did well with my eating and I got up and worked out. I got to go to the gym today, thankfully because I LOVE my cycle class. Tomorrow I go and do shoulders and arms.

Tonight at school we had a meeting about our externships. So I am excited to start mine and hope that I can learn as much as possible. I haven't felt comfortable, but I am starting to feel better. I always tell the people in my class-I think we know more than we feel we do. I only got a 90% on my exercise physiology test. I just don't know how I can study any harder for those. Anyhow I am excited I am almost done.

Well it is almost the 20th because it is so late and I have an early gym time on strength days. So do your best and get out there and do something good for you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Competitive Advantage Statement

Hi my name is Jill. I am an accomplished athlete with and emphasis in swimming and triathlons. As a mother I also understand the challenges of pre and post-natal fitness. I care about your overall health and am here to help you look and feel your best. Working together, I will help you achieve the results you desire through exceptional fitness and nutrition programming for people just like you.

Mission Statement

I am a caring fitness professional, here to help you look and feel your best. I will assess your fitness level and experience to plan a effective fitness program that is tailored just for you. I will motivate and educate you so together we can work to exceed your goals.

January 18, 2011

So got up at 4:15am with a crying infant only to learn she had a fever. Which left me to: 1-oh no, why does she have a fever and 2-no gym today. So I made sure to call the gym at 8am (when the play room opens) and let them know my girls would not be in attendance today. Then I had to pull myself out of bed to do my strength training at home-which is never much fun with little ones running around. However, I did it and got it done. My oldest even did a few things with me, using her 3 lb weights. Hearing here and there, "mommy, I'm tired." Love that girl.

So the down side to all of this is I usually have enough time to get some cardio in. Well at home that isn't happening. The positive side is we were required to make a 10 minute cardio routine for my group exercise class. After a while and a pouring out of sweat and putting my middle one down for a nap, that got done.

My eating has been completely on track and I am planning a good dinner for us tonight. A lazy dinner, but a dinner non the less. It is spaghetti with whole grain pasta.

The 4am wake up time hasn't hit me yet, but I am sure it will when we are sitting around class. Hopefully we will be doing a tour for business and just doing our workouts for group. We shall see.

Also-not that many read this, but have any of you heard of stroller strides. It is a franchise that you can do and they don't have one in Utah. Since I want my focus to be on overweight people specializing in mothers who are preggo or post pardum I am wondering if I should save up and get into it. We shall see as my career progresses.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Not new, but starting over

Hi, my name is Jill and I am here on my weight loss journey. Two years ago at this time I made a commitment to the gym and to my food intake that I would be diligent and lose my weight and I did. I was able to compete in a triathlon 1 1/2 years ago. I also decided I loved working out so much and was at the gym so often that I felt they should pay me to be there.

I found out I was pregnant a year ago. Very excited and swearing up and down I would work out and keep my weight at a minimal increase. Well of course that never happens-it didn't with the last two. Also, when I was about 6 months pregnant I decided that would be a good time to start going to school to become a personal trainer. You would think this would have helped me keep the weight down. In my defense I did gain 15 lbs less than I did with my other two, so I guess it did help a little.

So here I am-today is my starting date. I am logging my food on and working out. Today I got in my group cycle class and loved it and worked myself as hard as I could. Yesterday I made some strawberry bread and have had trouble staying away from it. So here I am holding myself accountable. I have about 50 lbs I want to lose. I will get some before pics up here. Please feel free to follow me. I am excited to get back to where I was!!!