Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Week Ahead...

I had a conversation with my trainer yesterday. As this journey has progressed I have taken it more seriously. When I was training with my best bud it was fun and we would be silly sometimes but we worked hard. The more I have been able to do, the more I want to do.

So here is my irritation. I do not go to the gym to socialize and screw around. I pay a lot of money and I want to get in, burn a lot of calories and get out. I do not understand people paying money to sit around and chat (and there are some people who just sit on machines and talk without executing a single move, why?). My trainer is pretty good about getting to work and working the whole time. So I was discussing with him how the morning turbo instructor is pissing me off because she wants to stop and chat about Wal-Mart (I do not care - you are paid to do a job, so do it). There is an instructor who teaches Bodypump that I took Zumba from 3 times this week. She is so focused and hard core. She even wears a calorie counter that tells us how many calories we burned.

Hell yeah....that is my girl! So my trainer has decided to switch my workouts to all core work (bastard - I hate working the core). In return, I get to start taking bodypump from the super awesome instructor (this will only last a few weeks as sadly summer comes to an end and I will have to work again). I am excited. It will be interesting to see how I do now. I am sure it will be hard (as it should be) but the last time I took the class I was about 70 pounds heavier. I wonder how I will do? Hopefully I will still like it and it will make a better workout schedule this week.

It is sad to me that the morning turbo instructor is being such an buttnut because that is my absolute favorite class and now I want to avoid it because of her. At least I have the Tuesday night class still.

Sorry for the rant. Enough of my bitching. In other news I went out for a glorious cheat meal last night! I get one cheat meal each week and last week I had to use it on a BBQ at my house. It would have been worth it if my husband had cooked but his friend cooked the meat and it was sub-par compared to what I eat everyday. Disappointing. So this week it was Mexican food (but without the super yummy margaritas because I know the calorie count now - damn nutritional information).

It was wonderful. I do not feel I over did it either. Unless maybe you count the AWESOME ice cream I ate with my best bud hours later. I also wore my new dress to dinner (you know the one from the don't shit your pants post) to see if I am comfortable wearing dresses in public. Guess what? I am. I loved it and plan to buy more.

I also went to my local Subway to get best bud a sandwich last night. There are two young guys that work in there that usually only see me after I workout (not a pretty sight). They told me I looked lovely. They are so sweet! They must think I am an athlete because they asked if I had a banquet to go to. Awww....last year NO ONE would have ever thought that. Funny the difference a year can make.

Also, since school will be starting soon and I have no clothes that are appropriate for work best bud went in her closet and found somethings for me to try on. We had a bit of a fashion show. I am still quite a bit bigger than her so I was thrilled that a lot of the stuff fit (and she has great taste). I took one skirt that was fat girl in a little skirt, but it will be a goal outfit. Did I ever tell you my best bud is the BEST??? I will have to buy some stuff but I am not ready to buy nice things just yet.

What a rambling post. Sorry for that, maybe I need a nap or some ADD meds. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Fat[free]Me said...

Yeah, I want to go to the gym to do the business, not hang around chatting. Glad you found some great new alternatives to the yadda yadda instructor's one!

And - yay on the clothes and the compliments and everything - enjoy the rest of your summer (you certainly seem to be!).

Monica said...

Aww, I love this, you sound so happy! Congrats on all your success, isnt it awesome to finally be able to show yourself off? Enjoy every second of it!!

Hadley said...

Every time I read one of your posts I just break out into giant smiles. You've worked so hard, and it's paying off, and it's just the most excellent thing.

Congrats on the subway compliments and on starting to fit into your best friend's clothes!

wildfluffysheep said...

I hate talkers/slackers at the gym! So annoying. At my local gym I put in my headphones and get to business but all of the old ladies keep trying to get me to stop and chat! Grrrrrr.

Niiiiiiice on the compliments! and the clothes.

Jenn said...

I don't blame you for wanting to switch classes - that would drive me insane!
Sounds like you had a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Good job with fitting in the small clothes!

Anonymous said...

I love the feeling of smaller clothes :-) makes it worth all the time and effort.