Still here. Still loving my trainer. Still struggling to get on track with the C25K program.
I did drop another half a pound or so. I am at exactly 218 now. YAY!
I know the pounds will start coming off faster if I could get myself motivated and moving with a regular cardio routine, but I keep falling flat there. Right now I make it out about one day a week. Someday I will get back on track with three days a week.
Aside from the cardio struggles, I am doing great with the trainer and can already feel the difference the strength training is making. There are muscles in my upper arms, even if they are still covered with excess squishy flesh. And seriously, the side sit-up things she makes me do on the balance ball are killer. And I am good at them! However, I definitely do not look like the gal in the video I linked…not yet anyway. LOL
I am also doing well with my eating. I suppose I shouldn’t mention the incredibly tasty rice crispy treats with bacon and candied jalapenos we made last night…they are crazy good. Thankfully the jalapenos give them enough “bite” that I don’t want to eat the whole tray in a single sitting. Actually, I DO want to eat the whole tray, but the jalapenos would make me greatly regret it (and Neil took most of the tray to work so they aren’t all sitting here at the house tempting me). Even with the occasional small tasty treat like these, really, my eating is going great! Last night was crab-cakes and sautéed spinach (olive oil and lemon juice). Tonight I am making spicy chicken tagine – I am going to try it over quinoa this time instead of couscous.
That’s all I have to report…sometime today I do my “at home” strength training…working on some shin and ankle exercises to help avoid injuries. Woohoo!