Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Taking the Next Step

Today I met with the trainer I will be working with over the next few weeks. Mike takes a class called TBS at the gym and his instructor highly, highly recommended Jonna Danis. I was able to get an appointment after having a good conversation with her to make sure she was okay with working with someone who'd been through as much as I have.

Today we didn't do a whole lot of exercising. She got my history, took measurements, and did a short fitness assessment. She also showed me how to work on my squats and crunches (on a ball) safely but we didn't count those since my abdominals are pretty much a war zone right now. It was crazy...I have been doing tilts and bridges to ease myself back into movement. When I started to do the first tiny crunch, my upper abs were all WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN. They were shuddering. Despite all that, Jonna was really optimistic about how things are going to go which is exciting because she totally gets that my goals aren't "normal" goals.

One other thing we did today, she looked over my diet which was horrendous because, well, birthday week. Using her suggestions (watching the white bread, potato chips, and sweets), I'm hoping to get my caloric intake down from 1700-1800 calories a day to 1200-1500.

Aaaaand, here's the fun part. :) I am going to post before pictures. And my measurements.

Weight: 121 pounds. I am 4'11" and weighed 105 pounds before I got pregnant with Garrett.

Smallest part of the waist: 29.25"
Waist at the navel: 32"
Hips: 37"
Thigh: 21"
Bicep: 11.5"

I managed 20 pushups from my knees.

My homework is to work on my diet, crunches on the ball, pushups, and squats. I can also try to add some cardio, starting with walking and moving to an alternating walk and run.

Now, pictures.

Tomorrow my kids aikido class starts up again. And I have the adult aikido class Saturday, so all in all, it should be a pretty active week. I'm going to take it slow and listen to my body so no one worry and start sending me lecture emails :) I have doctor approval and everything. I meet with Jonna again on Wednesday so I guess the next fitness post I do will be in a week!

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