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New Trainer Boy and Other Stuffs

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

First of all -- emoticon

That's how I woke up this morning. My arms, legs, and hip are sore as all get out from last night's workout. Jason (New Trainer Boy) worked me VERY hard last night. I honestly need to start scheduling these on swim days because I have no CLUE how I'm supposed to swim 1200 yards today. (Probably VERY slowly... *lol*) I'll do my best.

As you can tell, I didn't make it to the pool this morning. My body was beat and needed the rest. I'm lucky I got up to get to work on time the way my body feels right now! I just wanted to curl up in bed and forget that it was a weekday! As much as I'd like to say I loved the workout, though...I didn't much care for it. Every single time I get a trainer workout I lose a bit of my confidence. I know this is probably a good thing - they push me beyond my normal limits and challenge my body, but I feel like it's day one and I just started exercising with how difficult some of these seemingly easy moves are for me still.

We started with 10 minutes on the Arc Trainer.
No clue why I got on that thing. I friggin' HATE it and it made my hip sore. Next time I'm warming up on a bike, dangit!

Then it was a steady circuit of randomness.
Deep squats
Step-ups with an extension
Inverted rows on the Smith machine
Angled pushups on the Smith machine
Leg extensions
Seated leg curls
Hip ab/adductions
Hammer curls while in a wall sit position
Shoulder presses
L-T raises
Tricep pulldowns

*pants heavily*

By the time we got to the hammer curls I thought I'd impress him by doing 20lb dumbbells. Hadn't taken the 24 pushups and rows and tricep pulldowns into account. I did 2 with the 20 lb dumbbells and then had to back off a bit to 15 lbs.

I stretched like a good little girl after my training session.
Burned about 450 calories and felt pretty good about it. (My goal was around 350.)
NTB (New Trainer Boy) again liked that I wear my HRM so he can keep track of how he's pushing me as well. I shared my calorie burn goal with him and then he kept an eye on my watch throughout the workout to make sure we got there and past that.

So, all in all...not bad.
He's a nice guy. He actually asked me for some advice in dealing with his other clients.
He complimented me on how well I know the machines and workouts.
He stated that he knew I'd had already lost some weight...but wouldn't say why (me: "Because my body is shaped all weird now? I've lost the majority of it from the top half so I look GREAT until you get just under my abs. *sigh*)
He does have a sense of humor and prefers that we converse a bit during our workouts so the time goes faster.
And he told me if for any reason I don't "click" with him, I just had to let him know and we'd find someone else.

I think I'll keep him. ;)

Other stuffs -
I missed the derby last night because of my training session - which I'm perfectly fine with. I was able to go home and make the pre-planned Paleo dinner I had scheduled which included a bacon wrapped beef tenderloin filet with grilled baby bella mushrooms and onions with a side of roasted root vegetables (carrots and turnips) and Brussels sprouts. (I still have not found the best method for cooking Brussels sprouts to make them taste as good as I once had them at a fancy restaurant. I'm going to try the bacon and Brussels sprouts recipe next time...this time it was with some brown sugar, but that didn't seem to help much.) It was the best steak I've had in a very long time and the grilled mushrooms and onions made it unnecessary for me to add steak sauce.

I did have a little Crunch bar piece. It's the new Girl Scout flavors...the coconut one? Those things should never cross the threshold of my house because they are just as bad as the GS cookies themselves!

I finished the night with some dark chocolate chips and a tall glass of water while icing my hip and watching some TV.

This morning the scale was showing a number that I liked...but I chose to simply ignore it because I do NOT want to get my hopes up. Like AT ALL. If it happens this week - Great! If not - I'll keep working towards that goal.

emoticon Dinner tonight is homemade "taco stuffs" - which is basically a mix of peppers, onions, tomatoes, and taco meat seasoned with my homemade taco seasoning, which I will eat over a bed of lettuce while the boys will eat it in taco shells.

emoticon Tomorrow night we're making Salmon Cakes over shredded cabbage with homemade Ginger Mayo (from everydaypaleo.com)

emoticon I think I'll make a beef stew on Friday in the crockpot (or I'll wait and make it Saturday when I have more time to watch it on the stove).

emoticon And Saturday will either be fish or chicken with vegetables or something else I find while menu planning (which I hope to get done today for next week).

As for my workouts...

emoticon Tonight is another 1200 yard swim. No ST tonight - going to have to swap nights on that this week or just back off for this week only until I get my head wrapped around my new schedule.

emoticon Another 1200 yard swim on Friday.

emoticon And then 30 minutes of yoga for Saturday.

Tomorrow night?

emoticon Mud Pit race at the County Fair!! *lol* It's what the boys and I planned to sub out for the derby we missed last night. We've never seen the mud pit race before, so I hope it's fun and interesting!
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  • BECKYB73
    This blog is SO FULL OF WIN, I LOVED IT!!!

    Thank you for the warning about those Nestle crunch GS bars...I was toying with the idea of trying one, but it sounds like it's too much of a gateway food for me.

    I took Monday off (after the warrior dash, I was SORE), but have a session with my trainer tonight...there's SO MANY things I want to work on/improve, it's CRAY CRAY.

    Way to keep setting 'em up and knockin' 'em down, Es!
    3207 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Yay on the trainer!
    3207 days ago
    Sounds like this trainer is a keeper! I realized that I'm not going to be able to afford to keep my trainer after this session, which is making me sad, but we kicked butt this morning and I feel like my shoulders may just go ahead and give up on me altogether and move to bora bora! :-)

    It's great to find someone who will push you to your limit but not beyond it!

    Have fun at the mud pit race, I love going to the county fair just for fun random stuff like that!
    3207 days ago
    YAY on a trainer that pushes you and doesn't think he needs to hold back. When they know you've already lost some weight i think they believe in you - in that they know you are serious about exercising. Keep up the great work girl!
    3207 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10795864
    Interesting stuff!

    I admire you for working with a personal trainer, this is impressive to me.

    Mud pit race....sounds interesting.....I don't think we have them in Toronto emoticon

    3207 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12602743
    Love the detail of your blog! Cool!
    3207 days ago
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