Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 26 - A nice surprise!

Well I was starting to have doubts that I would reach my first goal of 20lbs - but I did it!!! Yesterday I stepped on the scale at the doctor's office and was told I was 196.5 lbs!! I couldn't help myself, I said to the nurse - YAY I've lost 20 lbs!!!!

This morning I was late for class eeeek! I felt really bad, but I just was not organized this morning. Even though I was up at 5:30am and only live a couple minutes away - I still wasn't able to get organized. It helps when everything is set out in the evening then I can be a zombie and just put everything on and grab my lunch.

Only a few more days - I'm hoping to maybe get another pound off!!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 25 - Triple A!!

Andrea+Abs+Ass = 1 great workout!!

Today I went to the 5:15pm class which is Abs & Ass... it was awesome!!

There wasn't so much cardio which was a nice change. I think it's good to mix it up with cardio and strength training instead of just focusing on one or the other. I'm not a trainer though - but it sounds right to me!

All the ladies there tonight were trying really hard - and I find that really encouraging. It helps me to try and push myself harder too!

Next class is Saturday morning!! Also this weekend we'll have a booth at the Busy Women's Express Shop on Saturday (Rutland) and Car Free Day (Downtown) on Sunday!! Hope you can come say hi!!

~ Candace

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 23 - Happy Drugs

"Exercise creates endorphins, endorphins make you happy! Happy people just don't kill their husbands." ~ Elle from Legally Blonde

Today I was so grumpy and feeling down. I went home, snarfed down 5 Oreos and vegged out on the couch. Then my husband came home and made me go to bootcamp - lol - well he encouraged me. And I am glad that I did or else he may have had to deal with a grumpy wife all night!

I ate well during the day so I think my workout probably just was cancelled out by the Oreos - oh well. At least I went right! And I feel so much better!

Really encouraged about all the people that are coming to bootcamp now! There were so many people signed up for the transformation that Aimee has already created another one for October!! So if you want to take part in the next transformation - let us know as soon as you can!

Email info@cross-train.ca for more information!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 22 - Motivated!

WOW there were so many people at class today! It was awesome - the energy was great and even though we were a full class, we still got a great workout! A new transformation has begun and it has inspired me to keep pushing hard.

I am only 5 lbs away from my goal of 20 lbs in 30 days of bootcamp. Not sure if I will make it but I am going to try! It has been a learning experience - the first half was great and the second half I've been slacking off for sure. Need to find a happy medium, stick to my goals and work out schedule!

How do you stay motivated?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 21 - Wednesday Arms

owwwie! My arms were burnin' after that class! Speaking of arms - yes I can definitely see a transformation in my arms. They are becoming much more toned and there my flabby 'wings' are almost gone! WHOOHOO!

Today we did 3 sprints around both buildings and I could totally see a difference there too. I've started jogging with my husband and I can now run for a farther distance without stopping.

I heard a great tip today that I'm going to try out. Try breathing out when your left foot hits the ground instead of when your right foot hits the ground. Apparently this is supposed to help with 'stitches'. Whether it's true or not I don't know, but I guess we'll find out!

Here's the full story:

If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

Speaking of running - there are still a couple spots left in the Run Clinic! $69 + HST ... email info@cross-train.ca

Have a Fantastic Day!


Day 20 - Back in the swing of things

It's really hard to get back into the swing of things once you break your routine - so what did I learn? I can't break my routine!

Class was great - we had an interesting circuit - again, I love that its something new everytime. Keeps things interesting!

This last weekend I had a ball tournament - 4 games in 3 days (we lost our game on Sunday or else it could have been more!). My calves were killing me by the end of it - have to work on those some more at bootcamp! But I have really noticed that boot camp has helped my playing ability. Can't wait for next year!

Found out that we have more than enough people entered for the next Transformation Challenge which is awesome!! It's so inspiring to see the changes that people make during this challenge. You should think about signing up for the next one! We've already starting a wait list for the next challenge. So email us at info@cross-train.ca


Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 19 - Labor Day Pains

My legs are killing me!!! I thought Saturday was a good workout but Sunday and today have proved it - my legs haven't hurt this bad in awhile from exercise. Not sure if I worked new muscles or just worked them harder than normal.

I almost contemplated missing boot camp today so that I could rest them up, but then I thought - well if there is something I really can't do then I'll modify it somehow. Luckily we did a lot of arm exercises today so that was perfect! There were a couple lunges that tested me, but I just didn't push as hard on those ones today.

After boot camp I went home and got ready for work and made myself a protein shake. Didn't have time to stop and step on the scale today at the studio (we were outside the whole time), so I'll have do the weigh in tomorrow.