Thursday, April 11, 2013

I'm Going to Pump Me Up!

Two days ago, I had a consultation with my new trainer at the gym. She's extremely fit, buff and appears intimidating until you get to know her. She's actually really sweet and knows her stuff! I explained how my adductors are constantly sore because my abductors are weak - I think. In English, Inner thighs are weak and outer thighs overcompensate so I'm constantly foam rolling. I also explained how weak my upper body is which in retrospect, I didn't need to explain because it's pretty evident in looking at me. 

For the first time in my life, I found out my body fat percentage. I assumed prior to going in that it would be 25% and I was right! What I didn't know was that 24-26% is average for my age. So not too bad. Trainer (this will be her name from this point forward) and I decided that we will get that down to 13-16%! Hello 6 pack abs, nice to finally meet you. We also did a work out towards the end that involved ropes (I suck at them), planks and some back exercises. Overall, it was a good intro and I am looking forward to working with her.

This weekend, I will take my dreaded before pictures. Keep in mind these will be taken now, so that's with a couple months of running under my belt. I will also take a monthly picture to show my progress and keep track of measurements. 

Trainer stressed the importance of nutrition. She asked how many times a day I ate, to which I replied 3 and she said I'm starving my body. I need to eat 6 times a day and snack. This will be tough for me. It's 10 am now and I haven't even eaten breakfast yet I'm on my second coffee. I'm by no means an awful eater but I'm not the best either. The chart she showed me has 10% cardio, 45% strength training and 45% nutrition. I have the cardio part down. So I'm going to focus on the other 90%! I will definitely continue running though.

Regarding my half marathon in Vancouver later this year, unfortunately Hubby and I won't be able to go. The trip costs way more than I expected and I just can't commit to spending so much when we have a furnace to pay off. So I am going to find another half closer to home. If you have any suggestions let me know! 

1 comment:

  1. Check out They have several halfs in the NYC boros during the year. There is a Westchester County NY half sometime in the fall too and one out on Long Island in October.

    I'm sure there are several halfs in NJ too so just look around.


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