I always am so excited for the first week of the month…re-assessment week! I measure, weigh and do the same fitness tests that I do on our initial meeting. What a great way to see progress and it’s an awesome motivator!
Highlighted for last month is Kathi’s achievements! She started on her own by going to her gym facility at work and modifying her diet. Kathi trained with me for a few months 2x/week (with a buddy) and came to free Saturday bootcamps. Kathi advanced physically quickly, even though she deals with back issues.
Congratulations to Kathi for achieving her goal of climbing a rock wall at James Island County Park (not to mention kayaking too!). Kathi lost almost 7″ in 2 months, increased on all her fitness tests and increased her flexibility by 2″! Kathi is now giving our advanced class on T/TH with Heather a try!
Thanks Kathi for being an inspiration for making this her new lifestlye! Who else is ready to make a change?
Health and Happiness!
First week and a few days under my belt! In some ways I feel better, however I am still frustrated with my bloated belly. I noticed that eating really well and feeling really crappy still made me bitchy 🙂 A few things that seemed to set me off feeling bad were sweet potatoes baked in olive oil and salt and brown rice pasta with broccoli, olive oil and sea salt. So I think I’ll stay off olive oil and salt for a few days and see if that makes a difference.
Food was typical smoothies and veggies listed in other posts. We had spaghetti squash with capers, roasted peppers and onions and sautéed garlic and tomatoes . I love all the veggies, but the squash made me want to gag a little after eating a big plate. Guess that won’t be a staple in my diet! It’s really pretty though…
I have graduated rom taking 21 SP CLeanse everyday to now only having to take 10 SP greens. I’m down 3 pounds, so 10 more to go to my goal!
For the past 20 years I have been dealing with feeling crappy, sometimes it gets really bad. That’s actually how I got into becoming a health counselor and personal trainer. I was always researching to see why I was feeling the way I did. I learned about clean eating and starting working out a lot, it just made me feel so much better…of course! People started coming to me for advise.
I went to tons of doctors, had way to many tests, was told numerous things like: “maybe just eat a meat diet”, fibromyalgia, leaky gut, irritable bowel, estrogen dominance, one test even had that my uranium levels were off the charts…hmmm?! No one ever got to the root of the problem.
One diagnosis that made the most sense and is the cause for a lot of the other problems is hypothyroidism. Normal TSH levels are somewhere around .5 to 5, my levels were off the charts at 365, no wonder I felt horrible! The rest of this story is long and has been up and down, I will expand on that later, but I will tell you that my adrenals and liver are now pretty messed up, which is a result of the inactive thyroid. I have a constant pain in either my left ovary or maybe it’s my large intestine, not sure what that is about. Progesterone cream helps. I have major sensitivities to different foods. The past few months it has gotten to a point where I have been in severe pain, ending up in the bathroom, scared to eat out, I can’t even enjoy a beer or glass of wine without feeling horrible and getting sick. Enough is enough…time to purify my body and give my liver, kidneys and intestines a good cleaning!
Standard Process has a Purification Program that will clean all that out for me so I can start again with a clean start and get down to the root of things. I’m looking forward to giving my body a break, losing some weight and getting my life back. I’ll be posting daily updates with recipes. Please check back and watch my health improve!!!
When my second son, Sean, was about 6 months old, I hired a trainer for the first time. It was actually my first time working out in a gym as well. She suggested I get a heart rate monitor and told me what “fat burning zone” I should be in. This zone is disputed and you will hear there is no such thing, but for me , it worked! I lost a lot of weight at that time.
Ten years later I just got a new one…and it keeps track of calories burned! I compared the calories burned on the watch to what I plug into www.myfitnesspal.com and they matched pretty well. Polar makes a million different kinds, but this is all I need. I like to keep it simple sweetheart!
To find out more about the benefits of wearing a heartrate monitor, go to www.polarusa.com. They have cute videos that are short and easy to understand.
I want to hear your experince with your heart rate monitor!