Monthly Archives: July 2012

July was not the greatest.

July wasn’t a great month. I went to bootcamp without missing a class which was impressive in itself but I don’t feel that I am losing as much as I was in the beginning. In fact I have gained 3.6 since the end of June. Am I self sabotaging? I could very well be. I don’t mean to but why can’t I work out 4 times a week? Or 5? What is so wrong with me? I want this and I wanted I see what August 28th would bring. I could get close to my goal by end of December but it just feels like I will never get there.

Trust me I am happy where I am because I’d rather be here than where I was on February 27th. It was so nice today because a girl at work noticed and told me I look great and that I have lost a lot of weight which felt amazing to hear.

I didn’t want to go to bootcamp tonight but I did and I am glad. I will keep on truckin’ as they say.

Wish me luck on this journey, it is getting really challenging and I need strength.

Blog soon,
PFF

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December 2012

If I lose 2lbs a week each week from now until the end of the year I will have lost 75lbs. Can I actually do this????

Blog soon,
PFF

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My Favourite Trainer Kevin…For Real!

Ok, so over my staycation and my birthday weekend (plus the fabulous trip to NYC the week before….) it looks like I have gained back 5lbs.  I am disappointed in myself for letting myself go and not tracking everything I am eating…but look at this cake my friend made for me – Peanut Butter & Chocolate…and in the centre icing layer there were mini Reese peanut butter cups that softened while baking.  Let’s just say it was the most magical birthday cake I have ever had, it was stunning and I still think about it every single day.  I happened to also eat it for about 5 days straight…plus the cupcake versions so it is no wonder why I gained.  That plus making my own Sangria for the first time….YUM! Boy that stuff sure is refreshing! 

Heaven.

I can’t be too mad at myself, I did enjoy but I was clearly a bit excessive so starting back at work this week, I have been getting back on track by eating Oatmeal every morning, lots of water, lots of fruit, salad and no sangria.  The other major thing I have done because I need to get back on track is join a bootcamp (as you may have read in “Bootcamp Bitches”).  Let’s talk about this, shall we?

Bootcamp makes me think back to when Montel Williams had those Drill Sargent’s get in the faces of unruly (slutty, trampy, foul mouthed, disrespectful) teens who behaved badly (like animals)…and whip them back to the innocent prepubescent girls they once were.  Some would cry, some would laugh and then cry and essentially were changed for the better.  I can see why they would want to apply this method to exercise…for those (ME) that can’t seem to behave properly and get their Phat ass to the gym, or on the road or in a park or anywhere really to not get bored from exercising.

I got a notice at work for this bootcamp that was happening near our office.  It was called “My Favourite Bootcamp” (http://myfavouritetrainer.com/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=13) but the one by my office was at 12noon – which means I would come back to the office smelling funky for the rest of the day which wouldn’t be fair to my co-workers.  So my friend at work agreed to join with me up near her place on Monday and Wednesday evenings so to have someone with me, makes it a. harder convince myself to not go and b. Awesome that I have a partner the whole hour to get through it with!  The first class, well you know about that if you read my first post bootcamp class…about a few of the members…the trio of mean girls who on top of being mean and judgemental, find it difficult to decide on the best place for salad after class:  Fresh or Freshii.  Is there really a difference?  To discuss the entire class which one to go to makes me think there isn’t much else going on upstairs.  Luckily, the rest of the girls are awesome. 

Class number two was amazing because the Mean Girls weren’t there and everyone else is so nice!  Including our amazing trainer Kevin.  Seriously, I have never worked with a trainer on more than one occasion in my life, and Kevin is AWESOME.  First, he makes everything look effortless and easy showing us how it should look…but when I do it myself, it hurts like a bootcamp bitch and not even close to being effortless.  I look like a donkey, let’s be real. He also makes it interesting because each class is different so there is no chance to get bored…the best thing is that he helps each person, the classes are intimate with 10 or less people which gives extra personal attention in order to get the most out of your own workout.

When I originally made the call to Kevin, he asked the question:  “What was I looking to get out of the class?” and I was honest and told him that I am on the quest to lose weight.  I told him I have lost 29.5lbs so far – this was before my birthday obviously and what made me decide to join at that specific moment was when he congratulated me on my loss.  Just that one comment gave me the indication that it was the right decision for me and Kevin was the right trainer.  Already reinforcing positivity? Sign me up!  The other thing was that I asked if he would yell at me and I didn’t like that and he told me he doesn’t…he was being honest, he hasn’t yelled at all like those sargent’s on Montel, even after I requested him to the 2nd and 3rd class.  I think the yelling would be funny…he whipped me, which was equally fun! 

Just this past Wednesday, I worked really hard – the class used 15lb weights in most of the circuits and it was PAINFUL…I still feel it today…2 days later.  So this is good progress and I look forward to the class this coming Monday.  If you guys want an awesome teacher, with lots of times / locations in the city to choose from – join My Favourite Bootcamp with Kevin and you wont be disappointed..you will be in pain, but the really good kind.  I just hope for your sake that you don’t get a class with any Bootcamp Bitches and if you do, you will laugh at them and still have a great experience like I am having!

Blog Soon, PFF

p.s.  Follow Kevin on Facebook to get more information! http://www.facebook.com/#!/myfavouritebootcamp and check out his message back to me after I posted on his page!

LOVE! This is exactly why you should join too!

 

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Bootcamp Bitches

Well I went to my first Bootcamp class today with my fabulous co-worker Erica and we kicked ass. It started with running for 5 minutes and we did it! We didn’t stop although we felt like giving up after only a couple but we talked each other through it. Even up hooker hill. It was amazing having someone by my side, every step of the way. Perhaps a tad dramatic but you weren’t the one running in 42 degree with humidex heat that was just the warm up. We worked through the next hour and although I felt like giving up….I didn’t. Neither did the lovely Erica. It was a small class, only 8 of us. Of course I was the largest girl there which I consoled myself by reminding myself I was there, just like everyone else and not eating chips on my couch. I felt a little insecure, there were three skinny girls that seemed to be a little clique..but there I was myself, judging. I dismissed my feeling and continued and chose to be friendly and nice as I usually am when I meet new people.

As we worked really hard throughout the class a camera crew from MTV came by and filmed us in the heat. Lovely. I already felt like I was dying so why not capture it on film? Sweaty hot mess. Anyway, the host was the funny blonde, so super nice and she looked fabulously put together. She squeegeed sweat from our trainers abs which was pretty funny. She was totally outgoing (hence she was the host). Now, if you know her, she is the girl who is not a typical size 2 or 0, she is real and again, looked fabulously put together. So after she walked away the girls I believed to be a clique made snide remarks while we continued working out – based on her size. I was disgusted and offended. Making comments about how she needed the class or how she herself should join – and not in a supportive nice way, in a blatantly obvious Bootcamp Bitchy way. “Let’s call a spade a spade” one said. They decided to share their feelings with the trainer when he came back from trying to plug his bootcamp saying “You should have made her drop and do 20” and “you should get her to join the class and follow her progress to promote yourself” and my personal favourite “How are we working so hard in this heat? (imitating the host) and one Bootcamp Bitch responded herself “Maybe you should try it”. Not verbatim but you get the just. As I worked out I was so disgusted and pissed off I wanted to punch the three of them in the head. If I felt insecure at the beginning, I felt even worse after their ridiculous comments.

Then later, one of the ignorant Bootcamp Bitch Trio asked the other two “Hey, are we going for salad after this?”. Maybe the heat made me more irritated than normal…most likely they made me more irritated with their ignorance. Who the fuck goes to a restaurant to just eat salad? Fuck you bootcamp bitches. These types of bitches eat salad on a first date or after a bootcamp class but go home and eat a box of donuts or everything in their fridge and throw it up afterwards…Of course maybe I am like them by not calling them on their Bullshit as they clearly are just mean girls…the same bitches that most men can’t seem to get enough of. Something’s are better left unsaid and truth be told I also didn’t want to embarrass Erica.

I promise on everything I am if I get to a point where I want to be weight and size wise, I will never be a total Bootcamp Bitch and will never, ever just go to a restaurant to eat salad.

Despite the phat haters I will be back next Monday and Wednesday to kick ass….maybe theirs…on behalf of slightly bigger girls everywhere.

Blog soon,
PFF
Ps. Thanks Erica for getting me through that class – you were amazing and I couldn’t have done it without you!

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