Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First Weigh In...

So, I've been doing the program for exactly 3 days now, it's been great! I've been eating all the great food Michelle told me to buy -
There are a heap of foods I haven't tried before, one of them being SALMON! I have one word to say about salmon... YUUUUUKKKKKK!!! I have never tasted anything so foul in all my life!! Just thinking about it is making me heave!! BLERKKK!!
Ok, now that I have that off my chest, let me tell you how my journey is going so far!
As I said before, I bought everything Michelle told me to (& there was A LOT of stuff!) it cost me a small fortune, pretty much DOUBLE what I usually spend on groceries. I suppose I just have to just keep telling myself that you can't put a price on health!! I don't think it will cost that much next week, as I know now the things that I like & don't like so I can switch things around a little bit!
Counting calories is turning out to be easier than I thought it would be, the only thing I'm having trouble with is figuring out how many calories are in fresh fruit & veg? Or meat even? It's easy with the packet stuff, I just have to read the nutritional panel! But you can't do that with the fresh stuff!!
Another major part of Michelle's weight loss program is of course, the exercising!! I have only done 3 workouts so far, (apart from the group workout I joined in on just before we officially started.) I absolutely LOVE it! Don't get me wrong, I'm utterly buggered by the time I finish, but the feeling of knowing that I'm doing something good for myself overtakes the exhaustion!
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I think about is going to the Gym. I try to go around midday, as I've found that not many people are there then. Although, I have to say, I'm no where near as embarrassed as I thought I would be going into a Gym! I thought I'd be really intimidated & humiliated, but it's not like that at all! Everyone is focused on their own reasons for being there, not staring at me! Another thing that has made the Gym enjoyable for me is my friend who has been coming along with me. Just knowing I have someone there is so comforting!
I don't think I would be enjoying this journey as much if I wasn't going to a Gym. I love that everyone is so friendly. It's a very enjoyable place to be, the atmosphere is happy & relaxed. The equipment is all clean, quality, easy to use stuff, and there's always some great music pumping to get you going!
I always thought Gym memberships were a waste of money. That was until I actually stepped foot in one! They are totally worth the money, if not for the equipment you get to use, then for the friends you can make, & the professional advice about exercising & equipment that you won't get from buying your own equipment!
Even as I sit here writing this, I'm wishing I was at the Gym working out! I can just see I am going to turn into one of those "Gym Junkies"!!
Before joining this program, while trying to figure out how I was going to drop all this extra weight I actually contemplated studying to become a Personal Trainer. So that when I am fit & fabulous I can help others in the situation I'm in now. I didn't really look into it that much, because I wasn't sure I would enjoy the exercising that much, but now that I know how much I love it I've made a desicion!! My career path is chosen, I am going to be A PERSONAL TRAINER! This is actually a really huge thing for me, because I have always been confused about what I want to do with my life. I couldn't choose a career for the life of me! My long term career goal would be to move to America & train celebrities!!
Weigh in is every Wednesday, and even though we have only just started this week we weighed in today. I wasn't expecting to have lost any weight at all since I've only done the 3 workouts, but according to the scales at the Gym I've lost a whopping 7 kilos!! I didn't believe it at first, I had to check it 4 times! Then I still wasn't convinced so I told the staff their scales must be broken! Then they put me on another set of scales, which said the exact same thing! So I'm pretty proud of myself right now! I know that the bigger you are, the more weight you'll lose straight up, but I can't help feeling chuffed! I mean 3 days, 7 kgs! That's fricken awesome!!
I'll sign off now, I know I said in the last post they wouldn't all be this long... Sorry to say, but they probably WILL be!! =D


  1. 7kg, that is amazing, you are amazing. Keep it up.

  2. Awesome work - that's a great effort! Personal trainer sounds like an awesome career goal! You go for it girl!

  3. I agree. Fricken awesome! You rock.. And I think if I ever allow myself to join a gym I would become a junkie too. I have been before (in another era - lol) and I love the gym.

    If you want a great site to help work out the calories in just about anything, sign up at It is free and has a lot of tools you can use, or don't sign up and on the first page that pops up you can just put in apple, for example, and it will come up with all the apple options and you can see how many calories it is.. I use it all the time when I am adjusting the recipes

    Good luck this week - I am sure you will smash it out!

  4. Thanks Margaret, Calorie King is my new best friend!! =)