Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fat-Rat Mid Week (Training is Awesome)

So, maybe I am just basking in the glow of a shiny new toy, but my personal training is so cool. I feel like I am doing things that I have never done before, and I certainly have never EVER worked this hard in all of my life. I kind of knew that I needed some help to get to the next level, but this is way beyond what I had anticipated. I am starting to think that I had no clue how to exercise before. I think I have spent the last 10 years of my life being a weenie. (Sweat! Why dost thou forsake me!?!)
I am never going back to the meek and mild exerciser. I actually like the feeling that I am drenched through my clothes now. I love to watch my heart rate monitor beep when I hit all those high notes!!

To add to my current high, I am wearing a dress to work today that hasn’t fit in well over a year. In fact, I think it is now too big. I am still wearing it anyway, cause nanny nanny foo foo! The only drawback is I think the girls might fall out a bit, thanks to the extra ‘leg room’. I think people at work are starting to notice that I am not just the fat chick anymore. It is a weird adjustment to see people look at me this way. I think I have forgotten what is liked to be looked at, instead of looked through.

I have kept up with my Physical Activity Calories (PA). I am up to 1560 for this week thus far, well on my way to the 2200 weekly goal. If you want to know about how I calculate this, go to this site. Click on ‘Calories for Any Activity,’ and it will give you a breakdown based on effort and current weight.

Besides my training victories, I also lost 1.8 lbs this week. I am totally stoked about this, because I felt so incredibly bloated on weigh-day. So, I anticipate Mr. Scale to be even kinder next weigh-in, provided I keep up the momentum for the back half of this week.

Eating has been pretty good. I have been keeping ‘in the box’ of my eating plan.
I had some yummy Indian food today for lunch. I love Sag and Dal and Chilli Mushrooms. Great veggie options that keep the calories down and the flavor up. Love it.

So, if you haven’t checked it out yet, Georgie Fear’s guest post this week is just awesome. Most importantly, if you go to her blog,, she will really answer questions. I think it is rad that we all could have a Registered Dietitian as a reference.

Well, I hope everyone has a strong back-end of the week.. (Heh-heh, I said back-end.)



  1. wow, you are on a roll girl, keep up the good work!

    i would have worn the too-big dress to work too. nanny nanny foo foo for sure! :)

  2. Woooo hooooo for that needle movin, girl!!! Excellente!! love all you shared about your training and how strong you feel... I think that is awesome! You should share a little peak of your dress on today.. yes yes!!

  3. Oh I'm so happy to hear you love your training. It is awesome what our bodies can do. I truly was doing sorry non productive workouts before I trained with my trainer. I see women in the gym all the time and want to tell them...put down that 5lb can do so much more.

    You go girl!!

  4. This is an amazing post Missa. You had me laughing, and holding back "happy" tears all at the same time. I love what you said about being looked at and not through. Congrats on reaching new levels on intensity, wearing that dress which is now too big :), and on the 1.8 loss!!! All in all sounds like you're doing usual! Keep kicking tail, girl. Before you know it you'll be at your goal with a ton of newfound strength and confidence...and THAT is going to make you the hottest bombshell in the office...the one that they not only look "at" but "can't stop staring at" :). I'm so proud of you!!! Keep it up! :)

  5. You go girl! You are truly I inspiring and I find myself excited to continue. Thanks!

  6. Wow, Missa - you are rockin' it, girlfriend!!! Great job - you've got lots to be proud of!

  7. Woo Hoo! Keep on rolling!

  8. Is the heart monitor thing one of those watch like things? I can buy one through my employer's health program if I want, but I don't know much about them.

  9. It always amazes me how good a good workout feels.

    I have thought about getting a heart rate monitor, but just haven't take the plunge yet.