Saturday, 1 August 2009

New gym, goals and my course...

New Gym...

I joined at my local aquatic centre/gym combo... The price is right too at only $49 a month for a full gym, pool, and les mills classes.. oh and childcare too! I have been loving Step into Life and would still promote it to anyone but our current financial situation and my need for more sessions meant I needed to make the hard call..

So I am going back to doing split upper/lower body weights training 6 times a fortnight and 4-5 cardio sessions a week... This has worked for me in the past and will work again! Last night I trained legs and back and did about 45 mins hi/lo intensity cardio. If anyone has any training tips they think might benefit me, please leave me comments!

Goals...

I would really like to be at a "healthy weight"- but moreso have a healthy bodyfat percentage by the time I compete my PT course. I know how to do it but seem to have a freak out every time my weight starts moving and I am still sitting around 81kg. I was saying to hubby last night that my first goal really is hitting the magic round number of 40kgs lost... which is 78kg. Not far away but my body likes to do things sloooooooowly! I am not about to go on a carb free diet just to get there (I know it would work) as I would put it all back on as soon as one carby food passed my lips. Plus I become the megabitch from hell when I am carb depleted.

So, here's an average day for me food wise.. you're comments are welcome...

B. 1/2 cup oats with grated apple, LSA and cinnamon or oats, LSA and yoghurt or omelette and veggies
S. skim latte and apple (sometimes a boiled egg)
L. 1/2 cup basmati rice, 1 cup beef and veggie ragu and green veggies (or similar) or a meat and salad wrap with avo
S. Orange and yoghurt or souffle omelette & cup of tea with skim milk
D. Meat and veg usually
S. camomile tea

I'm usually doing 1 hour+ of training and drinking 2-3 litres of water... The weight should be coming off faster but I guess I'll just have to hang in there! I also take a multivitamin, fish oil, chromium and l-glutamine.

My course...

It's going great guns! I was familiar with the nutrition side of things a flew through that module without any hassles... Now we are onto exercise science and it's a bit more tricky, needing to remember bones, muscles, joints etc etc... But I love a challenge!

I already have a list of people (including my mum... yipee!) who have asked me to train them once I am qualified.

That's about it from me today...

xox

3 of you love me enough to comment...:

Little Fat Duck said...

Hang in there Ash, Maybe you need to mix it up a bit and shake your body out of its routine?

That gym sounds brilliant, Great price too :o) Ive started researching gyms for when we move as I hope to be fit enough to go without feeling awkward lol

Glad the course is going so well! I know youll make it to you goal body fat% by the time you finish your course, Remember consistency is the key :oD

LBTEPA said...

how exciting! Physiology is so interesting. And really you will be a terrific trainer no matter what your weight :) You'll get there!

Kate said...

Going to the gym and doing something a bit different exercise wise might be enough to shake things up a bit with the weightloss. Sounds like you're going so well - course and all - go you! K x