Brace yourself for the random that's coming at ya.
Ok so guess what I've been doing since my last post? You guessed it, MORE working out.
Surprise, surprise, yawnnn.
It took the newest girl working the desk at the gym roughly 4 days to learn my name, I may be spending to much time there. Did I mention they've been "jokingly" offering me a job for months? They better watch it or I'll snatch up that offer.
True confessions- most women at Personally Fit do not know I'm writing this blog. A few of the trainers (3 to be specific) know, because we're friends, and obviously Kate, Madeline, and Kassie know. I'm hesitant to share this information for a few reasons, but mostly because I am not an expert, and never ever want to portray that message. I'm just a girl who got sick and tired of feeling bad about herself, and set out to fix the problem.
Why am I talking about this? The owner of the gym wants to do a success story on me. Holy kanolies that is so scary. She asked me to do this a few weeks ago, but I'm feeling hesitant.
What defines success?
Reaching goal weight? Maintaining Goal Weight? Furthermore, what time frame quantifies successful maintenance?
Continued Perseverance in the face of failure? Failing miserably but continuing with renewed purpose and greater strength of self?
This all too deep for Wednesday Morning, I know.
I have yet to achieve my goal, reach the finish line, and in January, I will have been working on these 61 pounds for TWO years. That's hardly a successful or a brag worthy time frame.
Am I ready to plaster my face around the gym with SUCCESS written on my forehead? Am I ready to stamp success on my forehead at all? Hell to the no. Finally, am I ready for all of Personally Fit to see my bizarre inner ramblings tacked to the wall of my corner of the Internet?
If I do the "Success" story, I'll have to discuss the blog, because it's become such an integrated part of my weight loss story. While I started writing the blog as a way to keep myself motivated, It's been incredibly rewarding to hear that I'm helping to motivate others. If I can reach my goal and help just one girl get out of that, I hate my body and desperately want to feel good about myself rut-I know just how badly it freaking sucks to be there- then I'll consider myself a success.
Henceforth, I'll do the success story when I finally reach my original goal. Whether that happens by November 1st 2012 or March 1st 2018, I really don't care, but that is when I'll consider myself successful.
I'm also going to promise to "out" myself with numbers. Yeah, I'm going to tell you how much I weigh, and how much I weighed in the beginning. Well I may make you do the math, because I still don't like talking about that big bad number. It literally haunts me, and not funny friendly Casper style haunt, like The Walking Dead, a zombie is coming to get your ass, haunts me.
I've always kept this number locked up Fort Knox style, my husband doesn't even know how much I weigh, but I feel it's really important to have realistic goals in which to compare individual goals. Plus, It just feels like completing the process.
Phew, that was scary.
OK now back to your regularly scheduled...
Boss Lady Business:
Tuesday Evening Work Out with Madeline
30 Minutes Stair Master- Fat Burner Plus Level 4
1-12 Normal Walk
12-13 Two Step with Leg Lift
13-14 Double Step
14-15 Two Step Leg Lift
15-16 Double Step
16-17 Two Step Leg Lift
17-19 Double Step
20-22:30 Walking Side Ways (Left)
22:30-23:00 Recover Normal Walk
23-25:30 Walking Side Ways (Right)
25:30-26:00 Recover Normal Walk
26:00-28:30 Walking Backwards
28:30-30 Recover Normal Walk
Total Body Circuit Work Out
1-2-3 Ab Work Out
"Ya know I just do the work out to take a crazy pic right?"- Madeline
Love that Girl
45 Minutes Elliptical
20 Minutes Forward
20 Minutes Backward
5 Minutes Blast ii out
Elle Noel Ab Work Out:
30 Oblique Crunches
30 Bicycle Crunches
30 Second Mountain Climbers
10 Reverse Crunches on Ball
5 Oblique Roll Ups per Side
30 Second Mountain Climbers
15 Oblique V-Ups Right
30 Indian Style Crunch
15 Oblique crunches Left
30 Toe Touch Crunches
60 Second Plank
Stretch Time- Kings of Leon- The Face
Since I started forcing myself to do my stretching after every work out, I've had ZERO hip pain.
Last night we had Weight Watcher Bubble Up Enchiladasl left overs from Monday. I had a giant breakfast taco this morning though, it was just what this weight loss lady needed! Yum
1 Corn Tortilla
6 Tablespoons Scrambled Egg Whites
2 Slices Jennie- O Turkey Bacon
2 Tables Spoons Pineapple Peach Salsa
Half a cup fresh Pineapple
Coffee with a dash of skim milk and two truvia
Grand Total- 158 Calories
I'm going to participate in Vlogg link up on Friday that Holly is hosting, so you'll get to hear my
There's enough full body pics of me in the post. Phew holy kanolies.
I'll still leave ya'll with a pic- dressed up with some Instagram (@ellenoelfitness) magic
Thanks for hanging with me ya'll! Hope your day is as fabulous as you are!
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