My 90 Day Challenge With A Personal Trainer
I have quite a few reason to get into better health and the only thing stopping me is myself. Time management is always hard and I’m knowing for doing things for my kids before myself. So joining a gym and getting myself there is harder than having an appointment with someone. I also want to work with someone that knows the right machines, how to set them properly and alternatives and accommodations that work with my limitations. I decided to work out with a personal trainer and found Robert at BurnFit Studio to be the answer to everything. He has been a personal trainer for over 25 years, is extremely knowledgable, has a wonderful personality and works with his clients with things beyond just exercise. He helps with proper diet, stretching and even has kickboxing classes (I don’t think I’m ready for those yet). I’m excited to start this journey.
Here is my before. Please don’t judge. Just wait.
Coming soon is the transitions that will WOW you!
So, besides weight loss (duh, right) here are some of my goals (both long and short term).
- Lose 30 lbs by Christmas (hence my 90 Day Challenge).
- Be in better shape (muscles) and health (endurance).
- Keep my blood sugar consistently low, reduce my diabetic medicine and get back off of all diabetic medicine.
- Reduce my A1C to 5.0 or below (currently it is 8.1).
- Eat and cook better and show my kids better ways to eat (without food tasting like cardboard and without being hungry 1 hour later).
- Reduce breast size (yes, not kidding). I know not everyone wants this, but I like having smaller boobs. Easier to run, workout and they don’t get in the way. I think this will mostly happen naturally as I lose weight.
- Overall I’d like to lose about 65 lbs and be at the weight I was before my neck surgery.
- Look sexy (cause, to be honest, otherwise I’d care less) and find someone of the same fitness level for long term romance.
- Be healthier for my kids. Being a single parent means I need to be there for them double time. If I’m sick or my health goes south than I wouldn’t be there to take care of them. This is scary!
My Blood Sugar Monitor 2 Hours After Dinner
This was my monitor reading after my workout with Robert. If you don’t know the numbers, this is excellent. Two hours after a meal the numbers should be 120-140. My number after the second workout was 118. My doctor and the diabetic nurse I’ve been working with, plus what I’ve noticed from exercise is that there is a HUGE improvement in blood sugar after exercise. Can’t wait to see this consistent enough to start reducing my medicine (with my doctor’s monitoring).
I love how BurnFit Studio has so much equipment so Robert can mix up each workout and focus on all areas (cardio, arms, legs, abs, core).
We did some floor exercises on mats. He works with small groups of women (most are ages 45-65) to help them achieve their fitness goals. Arms are next. Free weights, exercise balls, kettlebells and more we included in our routine.
I was definitely sore the next day but in a good way. I don’t mind being pushed to do my best and try my hardest.
What I hope to see a difference of by dropping weight and lowering my blood sugar:
- Not be as tired all the time.
- Not having dry skin (caused from high blood sugar).
- Being able to walk or job more without being winded.
- Not worrying about things like gangrene or losing toes or other foot problems associated with diabetes.
- My knees feeling better- lower weight overall means less weight on my knees.
There are other symptoms of diabetes but the fatigue and dry skin are the two that happen to bother me the most.
Please stay tuned as I begin this new adventure. If you are local and want to join me, or meet Robert on a different day, please check out BurnFit Studio. You can email: Info@burnfitstudio.com or call 805-797-5812.
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