I started training at Red E after my sister told me about the studio and how comfortable she felt there. So I called up Selina and made my first appointment and took my first step back into getting healthy again. After I saw my “before” photos and got past the shock of my muffin top and wondering why no one had actually mentioned how much weight I had gained, I knew Red E was going to help me get control of my new way of life.
Initially, my goals were all about losing kilos, kilos, kilos, but with some direction from the trainers I set goals like changing my food habits, cutting out alcohol and sugar. I also set training goals – 5km Marina Run (which I have now participated in 3 years in a row and gotten faster each time!) I want to do pull ups! Still trying and I’m working towards this goal with the help of bands and lots of back and shoulder days. I luuuurrve deadies and squats!!!
I don’t fail – my trainer won’t let me!
My goal has changed from the typical “I want to be a skinny girl” to “I want to be a healthy strong and fit kick arse chick”. I have achieved weight loss but that isn’t important anymore. I can run. I can lift heavy big weights and I can eat good food now and not feel guilty if I have chips and gravy as a treat, because I now have control of my new lifestyle.
I made a commitment to myself and also to my trainer. She wouldn’t let me down so I cannot let her down. I knew I would have to make some serious changes and I decided that until I saw changes I wasn’t going to give up. I do shift work so my studio sessions were not always regular so I had to include my own style of do it myself workouts, while I was out of town.
I changed how I ate, I stared listening to my body and how I felt after eating certain foods. Now I have 4-5 small high protein meals each day. I drink about 3L of water and I have drastically reduced my alcohol and sugar intake.
Since I began training with Red E, I have changed for the better. Most days now start or end with exercise. I have discovered that I actually “like” going for a run and I never thought I would say that!! I have made lots of substitutes in my kitchen as well.
Rice or Noodles = QUINOA!
White Potato = Sweet Potato
Coffee = Green Tea
I don’t worry about the number on the scale anymore, I just go by how I feel and how my tights look as I bolt out the door for PT in the morning!!