Technical difficulties today so hopefully Michele’s week 1 write up is enough to keep you entertained…
I’ve known for a few weeks that I was on deck to be the next Rockstar of A Healthy Balance. I have told all of my friends, family and coworkers and I’ve hinted on Facebook that something life-changing was going to be happening to me. I could not wait to start.
In preparation, I went to the sporting goods store to stock up on yoga pants, tees and a water bottle. I even changed the shoe laces in my Nikes. I am ready! I counted the minutes for work to end, changed my clothes and raced over to meet Alicia for my preliminary weigh-in and all-over body measurements. I was then told that there was going to be a fitness test?! What’s that all about? It’s only five minutes long; I can handle that! How hard can it be to do a few sit ups and push ups? I will ace this test.
Oh boy. There were three components to this fitness test and I scored “good,” “poor” and “very poor.” That is not exactly what I would call an ace! The reason I am here to do this program is because I am unfit and unhealthy and that fact was swiftly proven. I wasn’t exactly surprised as I sound like the bride of Darth Vader walking from the office parking garage to the third floor on a daily basis, but to actually see those scores in writing takes my motivation to a whole new level… from 100% to 110%. I am going to do this! I am determined to have better scores when I redo this same fitness test in 12 weeks.
I met with Kara, the dietitian, and she gave me healthy eating guidelines and tips. I left her office and zoomed to the grocery store for protein filled snacks and healthy meal options. I am planning my meals and I have been logging everything I eat on My Fitness Pal. Nothing goes into my mouth that I don’t want Alicia and Kara to see when they login to check my status. There are certain things that I am confident I will never eat again! A chocolate martini has almost 500 calories. Who knew?!
I’ve read and reread the blog of the prior Rockstar Kathleen and I’m in awe over her determination and success and I am eager to do the same. My husband Dru can confirm my motivation as he has witnessed me doing crunches in bed at 3:00am when I could not sleep. Bring it on!
Be Healthy. Be Balanced.