Far From Perfect; Closer to Puke

I feel as though my recent posts have been too fluffy and wanted to remind you that I’m far from perfect.  Tonight’s class was super tough and I started to feel lightheaded.  It could have been lack of protein today or just the up and down movement but either way I felt discouraged.

Here are some true stats of the last 2 weeks:

  • Number of times I’ve thrown up in my mouth – 3
  • Number of times I’ve come close to tears in class – 2
  • Number of times I’ve cried after class – 2
  • Number of classes I’ve completed – 8
  • Number of pounds I want to lose – A LOT!

Before class I was dreaming of a burger a fries and after working so hard there is NO WAY I’m eating that!  I worked way to hard to do that to myself.  I’ll keep moving along and update you all.

Babe Ruth


Week 1 DONE!

liz 3.21.13

Yesterday was a very hard day for me mentally and physically at boot camp in Ocean NJ. I felt defeated by the pain in my body, the exhaustion and the food. I received a lot of feedback, tips, and quotes. I appreciate it all!

Someone told me that the diet I am following is like a light switch to my body. On Saturday I flipped it on and went full force. While it is important to follow a healthy diet I also cannot put my body in this type of shock or I may give up. At first I thought, but this is what I was told to do. But in reality, I have to do what’s right for me and my body.

I had planned a turkey sausage with green peppers and onions lunch but it’s been days since I’ve enjoyed a sandwich and I craved that full feeling. So, I took my fat butt over to Panera and ordered the “You Pick Two”. I got the French onion soup and 1/2 smoked turkey sandwich, dry. After consuming this decadent lunch (decadent compared to what I have been eating) I instantly felt better. I felt more focused and my energy increased. I was ready to get back into class.

My boot camp in Monmouth County class went great last night.  Was it hard?  You bet, but I finished 2nd in one of the circuits which, to me, is pretty awesome.  It is definitely not a race but I’ve already seen improvement since my first day.  I’ve also found that I’m better at some workouts vs. others.  While I’m working out time does seem to slow down but when I’m done I feel like I just got there.

Like I said before, I’m having my good days and my bad days but the good are more often.  Now if I could only get out of bed in the morning more quickly!  I’m taking 2 days off from the class but plan on doing the elliptical atleast 1 day.  Til then, I’ll update you on the flip side.

Day 1: Holy Sh*t!

Yesterday began my journey of healthy eating and a workout routine to change my body.  Before I went I had chicken, cucumbers and toast since I was out of eggs.  I got to class and was pleasantly surprised by the range in ages. Men and women from 20’s-50’s.  I was pretty shy at first (even though once you get to know me, I’m not) and just hung around and tried to blend in.

My classmates began to catch on that I was the latest victim to Zone 360 and told me all their horror stories of their first day.  That’s when I began to get really excited, NOT!  One lady told me she almost threw up in her car after class and the other told me it was painful to sit down…on the toilet.  I thought, psshh, “I got this”.

Class started up with a warm up of light running, then side-to-side things and then running backward.  Then we got into the stations…ahem, the stations of death!  At first I thought it would be fun; circuit training stuff to keep me interested!  It started off pretty good and got halfway through when I approached what I lovingly call “shitty balls” in which we crouch down, then throw a medicine ball up against the wall and catch.  I thought I might meet my maker at this point because lightheadedness kicked in and I turned to the instructor and said, “I don’t feel right”.  He quickly sat me down and got me a electrolyte elixir to get me hydrated.  I rested for 10 minutes while the other continued the stations of death and got right back in!

I didn’t want to let myself down or give up so I kicked my butt back into gear and finished all the stations to the best of my ability.  I admit, I felt slightly lightheaded again, and sat down but I accomplished a lot in my first day.  After the cool down I met with the instructor and discussed food.  Ah, food, my favorite subject!

I love to eat (and it shows)!  I need to change my eating habits because it’s 80% of the puzzle is what you eat while fitness is 20%.  I need to eat 1 gram of protein for every pound of body weight and normally I eat enough for a newborn baby.  Getting as much protein as I can is the goal and it will help me feel full.  A gallon of water and no carbs after 4pm are also important.

After leaving the gym, I thought I was going to puke (yup, the woman was right!).  I quickly got some food and felt better almost immediately.  Today I was very sore when I woke up at 6am to go to the bathroom.  I sat down in pain and thought, “how the hell am I going to get back up?”  I am still sore and looking forward to getting back to class tomorrow.

Updates coming on the flip side.  (Prayers are welcomed)