If I didn’t know better, I would have a hard time believing that my cousin Chris and I are from the same gene pool. I mean, go check out his instagram (@cxtraining) and take a look at him. He is one of those guys Greeks used to make statues of. I am…well, taller, much rounder and…not built that way. Of course I have to remind myself that he is still in the midst of his twenties whereas I am dancing around the edges of forty. I also have to remind myself that Chris played hockey for years which kept him in peak physical form whereas I had five babies in eight years and then very recently quit smoking and went through a highly stressful series of events.
It’s good that he has that background. It means that he has spent the better part of his life training in some regard or another and that means that I trust him implicitly in this project.
Chris has been a personal trainer for some time and he gets great results. I’ve seen them. He knows what he’s doing and he knows how to motivate his clients. I had a personal trainer for a while back in Tilly and while I worked with him, I was in the best shape of my life.
Sadly, that was over three years ago and so much has changed and happened since then. I need a kick in the ass to make some changes.
Last night I went through all the files he sent me for this challenge and I got momentarily scared that I wouldn’t be able to do this, but, today I did.
Day one, completed. Maybe I had to work at a slower pace, but I did it. I also made a very specific effort at eating both breakfast and lunch today instead of my usual just breakfast.
I’m a night snacker, and a stress eater so tonight has been a bit difficult as immediately after 8pm my body craved sweets, but, I’m working on not giving in to those temptations, instead I’m up here in my room writing a blog post and drinking from a huge bottle of water. It helps.
Tomorrow should be interesting. No more dipping my toes, I plan to go full out (as much as my body will let me). Even with my trepidation’s, I’m excited to be doing this. Not only for me, though that is super important, but also because this is a really cool way to reconnect with my cousin again. Having over ten years as an age gap means that we really didn’t “know” each other when we were younger, but we have a chance to work together at this now and I couldn’t be more proud.
So…if you have my instagram, or facebook, you have probably already seen my before pictures. I’m going to pull them off my phone and post them on here as well later this week.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Room 15 is coming along. I’m still working on chronicling the actual day of the event, but soon I’ll be moving on to writing what happened after he was transferred upstairs and the 3 days of his coma and the 14 additional days of hospital stay once he woke up. I still find it somewhat difficult to write more than a few thousand words a day on this because it makes me go back there in my head and I get emotional, but, once I’m done, I hope that this book will be a help and a companion to anyone who is dealing with a similar situation.
Till next time, my lovelies.
*PS I tried on a bathing suit today. After I got over all the stabby feelings, I felt better about my decision to work out more on this challenge. Lesson learned. No more trying on bathing suits. Gah.