A Little bit of pain never hurt anyone, right? That’s what I was keeping in mind today when I was being put through my paces by the “The Punisher”aka, GymGuyMark at the Western Tennis Club earlier this afternoon. I’ve given him a new nickname because today’s session was hard. I over indulged this weekend and I got the talking to that I quite rightly deserved. Consider me having my hand slapped…
This past weekend, we were given a holiday cabin to review and because some family came with us and we did the usual BBQ and drinks,of which I took part in knowing that what I was eating, really wasn’t any good for me and by making the choices, it just sets me back that little bit more. My two stone gain over the past 7 years really didn’t happen by choice and if I want to lose it any time soon, I need to stop making excuses and know that its all about something simple … Choice.
So today, we took measurements and reality well and truly kicked in. I was at one point a 28″ waist and always took great pride in how small it was but after Mark measured me today, I got a huge shock. It was a shock because I have read the statistics about women who’s waists are over a certain measurement are more prone to certain cancers and also prone to heart attacks. I don’t want to be a statistic and I want to be a role model for my children but more importantly, I want to be around for them as they grow up. Sounds like a cliche but in my job, I hear of at least 3-4 people per shift calling up about chest pain and other illnesses.
Now, for a difficult thing.. Measurements. I said that I would post them and I will be true to my word. I don’t mind so much about doing it because I know that this will not be me forever. I have gotten my weight down before after having my first and I will get it down again. This time though, I am not just about losing the pounds but very much about sculpting and toning. Looking healthy, showing the work that I have put in and let me tell you.. It is really hard.
So here goes… Waist: 36.7 Thigh:26
Chest: 41.8 Upper Arm:13.4
In today’s session we started with the bike for a warm up, weights, abdo, weights machine and a grueling exercise where Mark put rope around my stomach and he held on behind me and I had to run and pull him along. I thought I was going to puke but there was sense of achievement after… proceeded by launching a bottle of water at him after we were finished. I’m pretty lucky he has a sense of humor cause with his back round in martial arts, I’m sure he could do some damage!
Stay tuned for more updates on my weight loss challenge with “The Punisher”!