Friday, 20 June 2014

PT session = great work!

It is Friday and its sunny. Two things that in my usual existence mean one thing - beer garden and/or back garden with wine!! Not tonight. No siree.

As of this morning, I am 12 stone and 4.6lb. This is a drop. Not massive, but its heading in the right direction. 4.7lbs from now, and I will be 11 stone something. Sounds soooo much better. This is why when I finished work facing the prospect of a Personal Training session at the gym instead of enjoying the sun with a glass of wine, for once, I did not feel hard done by.

I raced to the gym, got into my gear and noticed how much slimmer my waist looked. This spurred me on. Cue an hour of sweating off those calories and hopefully a few more pounds! Tonights session entailed:

  • Interval sprints on treadmill on an incline
  • Clean and sweeps with weight bar
  • Skipping side lunges up and down the studio
  • Lunges with weight bar
  • Body weight lunge walks
  • Squat jumps onto step box
  • Kettle bell swings double handed
  • Lifts with weight bar
  • Dead lifts with dumbells
  • Stepper gradual intervals (hard this was)
  • Squat jumps
I sweat a lot, but I can tell my legs are getting stronger. I can tell my arms are getting stronger. My waist is definitely going in. This is all good. 

Now its Friday night, session done, and it is tempting to have a drink. Very tempting. However, the issue is this - if I have a glass of wine, it will blow my hard work and reduce my will power. Two - and I will end up scoffing something I shouldn't. Three - I will gain weight, guaranteed. So I ask myself this - is it worth it?

The answer, clearly, is no. Yet that temptation persists - sneaky little blighter that it is. Yes means I continue to look like a wobbly, overweight version of who I want to be. I need to be strong. Weekends and sunny evenings are hard and a will power challenge. The thought of looking fab in my lovely dresses is stronger than the need for a wine though right now. I just need to hang on to that thought.

I've said it before, and I will say it again - if it was easy, everyone would do it. If controlling your weight was easy, none of us would need to diet. If diets were easy, we would all be slim. Its hard, but the results will be worth the effort. Got to keep thinking about that. Be strong :) 

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