Saturday, August 30, 2014

Biotonix

I did my Biotonix this morning to see how I'm progressing after this past month. I didn't do the full evaluation, I only measured my body fat percentage. My weight has stayed the same over the past month. I had a feeling it wouldn't go down that much since I wasn't on top of my meal plan like I should've been. My diet is something I struggled with this month so it's something I need to focus on for September.

My body fat went down to 22%!!! When I started it was at 37% so I dropped a whole 15%!!! It's so exciting to hear! I've been steadily losing fat while still putting on muscle. It's really exciting news. The next few months will get harder because it's more difficult to lose the remaining fat. A strict diet and exercise regime will have to be followed. I have to be more committed for the next month so I can finally see the scale go down and see the results I want. This is great news but I want to push myself further for the next month. I know I can do it!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Stomach Flu

I was really sick yesterday. I started having really bad stomach pains around lunch time. Originally, I thought it was because I was hungry since it felt like a similar pain. I was feeling sharp pains in my abdominal area. I ate a sandwich and a granola bar to make me feel better but it seemed to only make it worse. I was treating some of the athletes and with any movement, I would feel sharp pains everyone. It was really painful so I left my internship to go home. I was sick once I got home but then I went straight to bed. I slept for the rest of the afternoon. I woke around 7 to have a tea and I went back to bed.

I feel better today. I'm not feeling 100% but I'm getting there. I didn't want to eat this morning. The thought of food was really unappealing to me. I brought an apple with me for later. I don't know what it was that made me sick. I must've eaten something bad or caught something. Thankfully its already going away and it didn't last long. I want my energy back for the long weekend. I have the weekend off so it'll be a perfect way for me to relax.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Personal Bests

"Your transformation has changed you night and day. It's awesome. I'm super excited you're getting the results you want! Keep up the good work!" This is a message I woke up to this morning from my boyfriend. It's so nice and supportive. It's a great feeling knowing other's are supporting me and noticing the changes. It's not just about the physical changes too. He's noticed my confidence has changed a lot too. That's something I really wanted to work on and I guess I've changed without realizing it. It's a great feeling and it was great motivation for the day!
After another day of training camp, I met with my trainer in the evening. After warming up on the rowing machine, I started with a circuit. I did pull-ups using a resistance band for assistance, 1 arm dumbbell snatches, cross body mountain climbers on the bosu, and push-up to a one arm row. It was a cool circuit since all the exercises were completely different. I saw progress with my pull up. The band helped me pull myself up from an extended position which is the part I've been struggling with the most.
I moved onto leg press afterwards. I crushed my previous record and pressed 5 plates and 25lbs. It was huge accomplishment for me. It was my 6th set (every set we increased the weight) and I was still able to do it! It felt great!
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I did some chest press on the machine and then moved on to ab exercises. I did different variations on hanging lower ab exercises. I ended with a plank. I held it for 2 minutes and I wasn't even shaking. 
It's crazy how much progress I've changed and improved over these last few months. I would've never been able to hold a plank for 1 minute and now I got to 2 and I could've kept going! I crushed the leg press machine. I'm getting better and better. It's not only about the look, it's about the strength and the confidence I've been achieving during this journey. I have to remind myself those are just as important! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Easy Morning Run

I went for a 30 minute run this morning. I woke up early to review stuff for my internship and went running afterwards. It was a great way for me to review and think about things in my head. It definitely helped my run go by faster. It was a beautiful day yesterday! I went for my usual run by the water and I ran just over 5km. It felt great. I got my exercise in for the day and it was a wonderful feeling to be outside.
I had to work out in the morning since I had to be in the clinic for 12. I treated some of the football players for minor injuries and then stayed to cover practice. The day went by quickly since they only had one practice. There's only a few days left of training camp and then the craziness is over. I don't get much of a break since I start school on Tuesday. Where did summer go?? 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Full Body Sweat

I finally had a day off today! I don't remember the last time I didn't have anything to do. I slept in until 12:30! It felt amazing. I relaxed for a bit but then I ended up going car shopping. I think I may have found a new car but I'm going to continue looking around first. 
I had a scheduled session with my trainer tonight. I started with a 5 minute warm up on the stair master. We went outside for a bit to do suicides. I did 3 rounds where I back pedalled and then ran forward to 4 different distances. Since it was still really humid outside and there were a lot of bugs, we went back in. I moved on to a rowing challenge where I rowed 300m and did 10 burpees, for 3 rounds. I moved onto squats using the Kinesis machine. I held onto the ropes and it provided more resistance when I stood up. I did 3 sets of 20 reps while increasing the weight each time. I did some calf raises using the leg press machine and I alternated with standing calf raises. I did the VMX rope challenge backwards and did each section for 40 seconds. I then used the ab roller to work on my core. I ended with an ab circuit and stretching. I stayed afterwards to do 20 minutes on the elliptical. 
I'm pooped from my work out. It felt great to get a work out in considering I didn't do much today. Now it's time to do some research and see if this will be the car I'm getting!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Road Trip To Queens

I went to Queens University in Kingston today with the Concordia football team. It was their first pre-season game. It was a long day as we left the university at 6:45 in the morning and we only got back at 8pm. We got to the stadium at around 10 and had an hour to tape everyone. Kick-off was at one and it was a great game! They won 25-18!!! It was a lot of fun. I missed working football games. There's so much energy and excitement on the sideline. There also weren't too many injuries. I just had to deal with a concussion and someone bruised their ribs. 
The bus ride back home went by quickly. We were back in Montreal before I knew it. I slightly cheated on my diet today. I brought all my food with me so stuck to my meal plan but I couldn't resist a slice of pizza after the game. They ordered 55 pizzas, enough for 1 pizza for every bench on the bus. It smelled sooo good and it looked amazing. As much as I tried to resist, I couldn't do it. I hadn't had pizza in months. It was delicious. At least I limited myself to one slice! Overall, it was a great day and I can't wait for the next road trip! 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Morning Work Out

I had a session scheduled with my trainer at 8am this morning. It was the only time I had today as I had to cover rugby again today. My morning didn't start off too well. I forgot my gym bag at home. I realized once I got to the gym. Thankfully I was dressed in my gym clothes but my bag had my water bottle, my myzone belt and my change of clothes for the game. On top of it, half way through the session, I realized my pants were on backwards. Yes, it was THAT kind of morning!

I didn't have any mishaps during the session. My trainer wanted me to do 100 squats, 100 crunches, 100 push-ups, and 100 kettle bell swings. I told him he was crazy. I got to 60 squats and 50 crunches when he decided to switch to something else. Thank goodness! I was not up for that. Instead, he created a circuit that I did 3 times. It involved 5 hang cleans, 10 pistol squats using a TRX, walking lunges, and 10 rope slams + burpee. It wasn't too difficult to do. I just had to mentally push through to get it done.

I did 2 sets on the ab roller. We worked on my pull ups using the assisted machine. 1 did 4 sets but lowered the weight each time, making it more difficult. I was able to do 2 at 95 lbs which is the lowest I've ever been able to do. It's the second to last notch on the machine so it means I'm getting close to doing a full pull up! I alternated it with dips. I ended the session with a short ab circuit.

I felt great getting my work out in early. I have the rest of the day ahead of me although it's jammed pack. I just hope it goes better and I don't have too many more mishaps like this morning!