Monday, February 2, 2009

Kinda Disappointed!

Well, I met with my trainer and things went as expected but I guess the naive part of me didn't really think about how much it was going to cost. The way my trainer has it set up is very affordable and they are just awesome people but still with the affordable method I can't really justify this extra expense. We would be really over-extending ourselves to do this right now. I worked my calculator in every way possible, believe me. SOOOOOOO, I talked it over with the hubby and I am going to save up for one in October!! My goal from now until I start to train with her is to gain muscle and lose body fat. Easy right???????

One of my things since having my 3rd baby is reading all kinds of nutritional books from all different perspectives. I find that I am able to take some things from everything that I have read. The ones I just ordered are on the topic of sugar sensitivity. From reading different articles on the subject, I think I definitely have some of these characteristics. And I am thinking that sugar makes me crabby?!!! Weird huh? But I guess this is not uncommon in people who have a sensitivity to sugar. I find that once I start eating these simple (carbby) foods, that it is all I want or will choose to eat. I can't wait for them to get here. Hurry up Amazon!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Tomorrow's a Big Day!

So tomorrow I meet with my trainer for the first time for this competition. I am kind of nervous because this will be the first time that I am seeing her since I went off track and starting working outside of the house again too. I definitely have my head back on straight but I am a little, I guess you would say, "embarrassed." I am over it but still slightly disappointed with myself. So I have a good workout planned for this evening and my eating has been clean so I'm off to a fantastic start. We'll see what I have to change tomorrow!!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Well, this is my attempt to keep one of these blog things up and running. I can barely keep myself running at times so don't know how this is going to go. Always willing to give things a try.

I am starting this blog to chart my journey to a figure competition in April '09. I am really excited but after having 3 kids 15 months apart it is a little hard to imagine!!!

I have a great trainer and she trained me for a competition 5 years ago. I just want to do this to have a goal that is for myself. I am also always striving for the consistency in my diet that I know I need. I feel that this competition will give me a reason to be honest and good to myself.

I'm not a quitter so I know that I will be doing the competition in April but after watching yourself stretch out 3 times in a row you are less confident about the results. I am going to give it my best and see what happens.

If anyone has any words of advice please let me know. I decided to do this after reading so many of your posts.

Talk to you soon, Shelly