Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Years Resolution

SO.... I'm not sure all of you know this but I was/am a personal trainer. I worked at Bally's up until I had my daughter about a year ago. I love teaching classes the most...usually because it's more fun, less expensive for people and you gain friendships that can turn into a support system.
Since having my daughter I am now a full time stay at home mommy and blogger to you. LOL.

How did I become a personal trainer...
After giving birth to my middle child I weighed right about 180ish (and I'm 5'1")....and LOOKED horrible. I joined a gym near our house and arranged a workout plan. With my membership I got a free "assessment" ...like I don't already know I'm out of shape... and a free personal training session as well. They were both a joke, my trainer was more out of shape than me and I just didn't feel I even needed his help...a little practice less preach mister. LOL. SO i just started reading up on things, workouts and figuring things out on my own. I'm a researcher....when i was pregnant I read every book, nursing, natural birth, and now personal training. A few people started asking for my help. I along with others were seeing results from my efforts. SO I got my text books and studied. Bally's hired me without being certified and I became a certified Bally's trainer shortly after. In a matter of less than 5 months I lost 50 lbs. That was going to the gym 5-6 days a week for 1-2 hours a day and eating right.

When I found out we were pregnant with our daughter I decided to splurge a little (after being SO strict for SO long).... turning into ALOT. HAHAHA! I craved sweets and desserts and donuts all the time!!! But no big deal I'll work it off after words....RIGHT?!?!?! I worked out all through my pregnancy but after I gave birth I couldn't bring all the kids to gym with me and I HATE doing it at home so I am now kicking it into gear yet AGAIN to loose Brooklyn's baby weight a year after her birth! LOL! I gained back 30 lbs and had wanted to lose 15 more lbs before pregnancy so my journey will total out to 45lbs and/or a good healthy/fit level.

The whole point in this post is I hope you will join me in my weight loss battle and follow along with the posts. Posts will include tips, training routines, healthy food/snack options, dieting tools, ideas, helpful hints and much more straight from a (fat) personal trainer! LOL! Posts will begin next week! Blog series will be called  "The Healthy Housewife".

Here are some tools you should have before you start.
Find out how many calories you need to consume each day to: maintain or loose your weight. Here is a great Calorie Calculator to figure out your daily caloric intake.
After you figure out how many calories you need to consume each day you can use "My Fitness Pal" this is no scheme or fade. It's just as system of recording what you eat (each amount of calories per item) and your exercise info. You can download this app onto your smart phone and even scan bar codes for nutrition info on food items. I'm not into diet pills, drink, drops, or any other "aid" in weight loss. I feel eating right and exercising is the best and healthiest for overall health and long term fitness and weight management. You want dessert...you gotta work for it!

You have a weekend of free eating and being a lazy a** (LOL) and then we begin~
Bree and J

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