Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Where have I been!?

Hey bloggers :) I have been a major slacker on here...but I am back now and going to try and keep you updated as much as possible! I am headed to hot yoga now, so this is just going to be a quick post. I will write a longer post later and give you the details of my new training plan and diet...LOVE LOVE LOVE my new trainer Jen. I know I will be successful working with her. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Sorry for the delay in the update! It has been a crazy week/weekend. First of all, I am officially a college graduate from Western Washington University! So exciting! After taking time off school to battle depression and an eating disorder, graduating is a major accomplishment and I am extremely proud.

In addition to graduating, I got a new job. I LOVE IT. I am an educator at lululemon athletica! It is an amazing company and my coworkers are just about the greatest people in the world. I decided to work full time at lulu because I knew it would be a positive setting filled with supportive people who genuinely want me to succeed. My fellow educators and managers will be there with me every step of the way during my training to help me accomplish my goal of getting on stage! In fact, there are a few other girls training right now as well! :)

Ready for the other update...the one that majorly impacts my training!? I am switching trainers. I decided to go with a trainer that I feel will be more invested in me. I know she believes I can do it and will do everything she can to help me accomplish my goal. I have been struggling with training lately and couldn't get out of my funk. I was intimidated by my other trainer and simply didn't think that she truly thought I would succeed... so I had this "I might as well quit mentality." Not a very good feeling. Don't get me wrong, my previous trainer definitely has the knowledge and the experience to help other athletes reach their goals, but she is simply not the trainer for me. I am super excited to start training with Jen, my new trainer this week. She is putting together a plan for me and I plan on meeting with her in person one time per week for a butt kicking workout. She has faith in me and in turn, I have more faith in myself.

This is what my trainer posted on facebook right after I asked her if she would train me...

Jen is soooo super excited about the awesome fitness competitor that I just got today to train!!! We are going all the way for the win! I love training these peeps...pure athletes full of dedication, perseverance and hard work!

I haven't been eating well the past few days with all the graduation celebrations and crazy finals schedule...but its back on track tomorrow! Starting with morning cardio...I also have to have that dreaded conversation with my previous trainer telling her that I am no longer working with her. Wish me luck!

My affirmation for today "I am beautiful, strong, and will be successful at competing."

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Major update!

Major update on training, life, and school coming later this afternoon/tomorrow morning! Be excited! :) So many positive changes! Bring it on world, I am on my way to the top.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Get back up.

Get up boxing vince lomnardi "It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up." Vince Lombardi

Time to pick myself back up and get back to it again...geesh, if only this journey was easier!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Early weigh in!?

I really want to weigh-in tomorrow morning....so I think I am going too! I am scared to step on the scale and see that 3 digit number. Who knows if it has gone up, stayed the same, or gone down. My legs look leaner to me, but I have been extremely bloated in my stomach the last week or so since I have stopped hot yoga. I was supposed to get back into this week, but with my work schedule at my new jobs (which I absolutely LOVE) it is hard to fit it in!

I had an entire day of training for work today in Seattle (1.5 hours away). It was a great day, but very long. We left town at 8am and didn't get home until 7pm...luckily I had two of my new coworkers in the car with me to make the ride much more enjoyable! :) After I got home I knew I wasn't going to be productive with homework, so I ate a few nuts and sushi and headed to the gym to get in a back/bicep workout and 65 minutes of steady cardio (30 on the stairs, 30 on the bike, and finished with 5 on the tread).

Tomorrow I have another long day. I plan on doing my cardio in the morn before class and lift my legs tomorrow night after I get off work. The plan was to do intervals 3 days a week, but I haven't been able to get them done on any machine except the bike. My goal for tomorrow is to complete 20 minutes intervals on the treadmill with a 1:1 ratio and then do 40 minutes steady on another machine. Wish me luck! I will try and get a more detailed post in tomorrow!

P.S. I am doing pretty well on my no sugar! I have had a few dark chocolate almonds and that bbq rib the other day, but other than that I think I am doing wonderfully. Keeping up the no sugar through Saturday and going to hit up my trainer Yolanda for my new diet plan so I can start that on Sunday or Monday. :) Exciting things happening!