Well let me tell you a few things first……. my last blog had me feeling like I was kicked to the curb and alone. Yes, my team is still in place. I know that I am very loved. I just felt lost. And if you’ve been reading you know that I don’t talk a lot about religious things but as a God fearing Catholic and even more afraid of my parents…… my unanswered prayers went answered. A few days later I was on a custom meal plan, a workout routine and a legit plan. An amazing coach and gym team. Life is good.
As I write this I am 10 days into it. I have followed my meal play to a T. I am down 6 pounds. It’s coming off slowly but I am getting leaner and stronger and not eating any junk whatsoever. I also have gone without any alcohol or sugar at all. No white bread. Nothing. I will tell you more about my coach soon. Let me get a week or two in. I am not here to be a spokes person and we don’t have one of those ‘ check in every workout ‘ agreements. He wants me to succeed and he’s pretty awesome. I have two coaches really and really like being in the gym that I am at. It’s a little gnarly. It’s a little dirty. Lot’s of old school equipment and it makes me feel like Rocky when he goes back to the basics and trains to fight the way he used to, the way that we was a winner.
There is a quote that I found yesterday that I loved and posted on my Instragram. – God uses broken people like you and me to fix broken people like you and me. It’s very fitting.
I think it’s true. 10 days into this whole foods thing. Not so bad. I have absolutely loved lifting and while I can get coach to train me if I really wanted to, he wrote up the program and I have enjoyed following it. My daily trainer is one bad ass lady and she really knows what she is doing. I am sorry for teasing her for a month though about food now that we are on similar plans. She’s training for a competition though and I am training to be a beast.
A day or two into my program I went to New Hope to get an accurate body fat reading. It was called the Bod Pod. They basically put you in this thing and your get covered with compressed air. It was very high tech and very cool but it gave us a really good starting point and I’ll go back after 90 days or so and see where my progress is. You can read more about the Bod Pod here.
So I am working hard. I have no complaints and while I would love a cheese steak and some cheese fries I will continue to follow the plan. Memorial Day weekend here I come!
I will say this, I felt the best that I have been on stage this past weekend in a long time. Leaner, more muscles and more dancing. My clothes were loose and I was just much more comfortable. That is okay with me. While my weight is down and we are creeping on that 311 that will get me to 100lbs lost again. I now have my eyes on size 40 jeans. I can taste them.
Thanks for reading. I am here if you need me.