Wednesday, March 12, 2014

No love for oozing cellulite. And fat shaming...

Several of you who are personal friends of mine knew this would be coming:


If you are like me and you're starting your journey for the umpteenth time, you fucking rock.

Though I packed on fifteen pounds during my slothful, gluttonous hiatus, I begin again well ahead of where I began last time. As my new trainer has confirmed, I am very strong. He's confident that we'll achieve my goals in no time.

I actually started last Thursday when he put me through an analysis of my strengths, recorded my weight and body fat percentage, discussed my goals, and started developing a daily plan. Our first session was on Friday. It wasn't until today that I could contemplate using my arms. He burned them out like I've never felt before. I reached failure in my triceps - something I don't think I've ever experienced. The soreness didn't get me until Sunday. I spent the next couple days operating like I had some sort of palsy in my arms.

It was ridiculously painful, highly irritating, and the best feeling I've had about myself in five months.

I'm back and I've got this.

I'll be working with this trainer one-on-one every other week. In the mean time, he has a daily workout plan for me to go by and nutritional guidelines he'll be harassing me about. I say harassing me because I've told him explicitly that that is what I am paying him for. "Look," I said, "I operate best with shame. My last trainer knew this about me and never hesitated to let me know when I was sucking. I need that. So please, if you see me phoning it in, you have been hired to let me know in the type of shaming language that I'm sure you think but rarely use."

I'm not at a Crossfit gym anymore. The small town we live in doesn't have one. So I've chosen one of those gyms that has rows and rows of treadmills and ellipticals. They do have free weights so today I returned to my favorite - dead lifts, though the trainer didn't have them programed for me. I followed that with a 5000 meter row.

I have no love affair with my cellulite. In fact we're enemies. I see it there, looking back at me from the mirror...laughing: "I'm baaaaack!" It sneers at me, "Time to get some new clothes, fatty, these don't have room for me anymore."

Little does it know, I do not quit.

So, what made me succumb to eating more than I needed and not exercising? ME. Just me. My very own personal lies, laziness, excuses, and indulgences. I'm like that. It's like I'm a five-year-old performing the vinegar/baking soda volcano experiment over and over again thinking that it might not work this time. But just as the little kid will delight in watching the bubbly liquid expand and flow, I watch as too much food + not enough movement makes my fat multiply. Crazy how that works, huh?

What I do know, though, is that this experiment can be reversed with rewarding results. A disciplined diet + commitment to exercise makes ugly cellulite DIE.

Though I doubt anyone will be stupid enough to wave their fat pride flag on this post, let me say in advance, shut up.

And since I'm a Christian and am supposed to be nice to seek the Truth from His Word I'll leave these here as well:
For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things. -Philippians 3:18-19
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. -3 John 1:2-3
A foolish woman is clamorous;
She is simple, and knows nothing. 
For she sits at the door of her house,
On a seat by the highest places of the city,
To call to those who pass by,
Who go straight on their way:
“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”;
And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
“Stolen water is sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
But he does not know that the dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of hell.
-Proverbs 9:13-18


And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ -Deuteronomy 21:20
Hear, my son, and be wise;
And guide your heart in the way.
Do not mix with winebibbers,
Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;

For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.
-Proverbs 23:19-21
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. -Galatians 6:7-8
Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit. -Ezekiel 16:49-50

10 comments:

  1. I don't think this is the same. You have made quite a huge leap of progress.

    You stopped at 15. You didn't double that. Didn't give up. Didn't lie. You knew the truth this time and used it to battle back.

    What a lot of progress you have made. Well done!

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  2. Wednesday, March 12
    Dead lift 6 sets 5 reps up to 165lb
    5000m row

    Thursday, March 13
    Bodybar press 24lb 3 sets 15 reps/physio ball push ups 3 sets 15 reps
    20 toe touches 3 sets 20 reps
    TRX rows /cable rows 3 sets 15 reps each
    medicine ball twists 15 lb 3 sets 20 reps
    Bodybar curls 18lbs 3 sets 15 reps/band curls 2 sets 20 reps
    leg lifts 3 sets 15 reps
    Tricep extension 25lb plate 3 sets 15 reps/close pushups 3 sets 15 reps/plank 3 sets 1 min

    Monday, March 17
    Back squats 2 sets 12 reps @ 45lbs, 2 sets 12 reps @ 65lbs
    Step ups - 24 in 4 sets 10 reps
    physio ball ham curls/stair master 4 sets 12 reps/4 sets level 4 2 min.
    incline walk 12% grade 3mph 15 min
    Core: 30 crunches, 20 toe touches, 10 recliners 1 min plank

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  3. Hey there SD. It has been a while since I've commented. Just been a silent reader. I hope your move went smoothly and that you all have settled in nicely. Our newest addition was born 2 weeks ago. A girl! RosaLee Iris is her name. She is perfection! I am not lol. Two more weeks and I myself am back to the grind. I am way more ready this time. I guess back to back pregnancies has made me super motivated. The husband has packed it on too. He works 56 hours a week on average so spending quality time with me and the kids and fitting in the gym is tough however we have ordered P90x to do together. Good for you for getting back on the horse. Hope RLB and the kids are doing well. Miss you guys.

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    1. Congratulations Marie and family! RosaLee Iris - what a beautiful name!

      Good to hear from you!

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  4. Wednesday, March 19
    DB Bench 4 sets 12 reps 15lb/push up plank 4 sets 1 min
    500m row 4 sets level 8 avg 2:21
    Lat pull down 50lb 4 sets 12 reps/upright row 25lb plate 4 sets 15 reps
    500m row 4 sets level 8 avg 2:25

    Friday, March 21
    Squat press 2 sets 12 reps 50lb/15 burpees
    Squat press 3 sets 12 reps 30lb/12 burpees
    Step ups 4 sets 8 reps each leg
    Bear crawl 2 sets 100m

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  5. Thurs March 27
    Warm up: run 5 min
    Bodybar press 30lb 3 sets 15 reps/physio ball push ups 3 sets 15 reps
    20 toe touches 3 sets 20 reps
    TRX rows /cable rows 3 sets 15 reps each
    medicine ball twists 18 lb 3 sets 20 reps
    Bodybar curls 24lbs 3 sets 15 reps/band curls 2 sets 20 reps
    leg lifts 3 sets 15 reps
    Tricep extension 30lb3 sets 15 reps/close pushups 3 sets 15 reps/plank 3 sets 1 min

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  6. Fri March 28
    Warm up: 5 min run 4.8mph
    Back squats 2 sets 12 reps @ 65lbs, 2 sets 12 reps @ 75lbs
    Step ups - 24 in 4 sets 10 reps
    physio ball ham curls/stair master 4 sets 12 reps/4 sets level 4 2 min.
    incline walk 12% grade 3mph 15 min
    Core: 30 crunches, 20 toe touches, 10 recliners 1 min plank

    Tues April 1
    DB Bench 4 sets 12 reps 15lb/push up plank 4 sets 1 min
    500m row 4 sets level 5 avg 2:33
    Lat pull down 60lb 4 sets 12 reps/upright row 25lb plate 4 sets 15 reps
    500m row 4 sets level 8 avg 2:25

    Wed April 2
    Dead lifts 5,5,5,2,2,1,1 to 205lb
    Sprints 60/120's 6mph/3.2mph 30 min

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  7. Friday, April 4
    Deck of cards workout: Pushups, 25lb Kettle bell squats, 25lb Kettle bell swings, 24lb bar overhead press, 300m Row (jokers)

    Tuesday April 8
    DB Bench 4 sets 12 reps 20lb/push up plank 4 sets 1 min
    500m row 4 sets level 10 avg 2:30
    Lat pull down 70lb 4 sets 12 reps/upright row 35lb plate 4 sets 15 reps
    500m row 4 sets level 10 avg 2:30
    30 min jog 4.4mph

    Thursday, April 10
    Warm up: run 5 min
    Bodybar press 36lb 3 sets 15 reps/physio ball push ups 3 sets 15 reps
    20 toe touches 3 sets 20 reps
    TRX rows /cable rows 30lb 3 sets 15 reps each
    medicine ball twists 20 lb 3 sets 20 reps
    Bodybar curls 30lbs 3 sets 15 reps/band curls 2 sets 20 reps
    leg lifts 3 sets 15 reps
    Tricep extension 40lb3 sets 15 reps/close pushups 3 sets 15 reps/plank 3 sets 1 min

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  8. Wednesday, April 16
    5 min run
    Back squats 2 sets 12 reps @ 65lbs, 2 sets 12 reps @ 75lbs
    Step ups - 24 in 4 sets 10 reps
    physio ball ham curls/stair master 4 sets 12 reps/4 sets level 5 2 min.
    incline walk 12% grade 3mph 15 min

    Friday, April 18
    With trainer - Arms
    stair master - 20 flights
    Abs

    Tuesday, April 22
    1 hr. Boot camp

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  9. Thursday, April 24
    1 hr. Boot camp

    Tuesday, April 28
    1 hr. Boot camp

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