I feel great.
I feel stronger and more fit than ever. This is a totally different experience for me than all my running in the past. I have had muscles hurt that I didn't even know existed. I can do a push up like a champ! I have more endurance and have increased speed on my runs. I have calluses on my hands (this is not a perk!). I actually want to eat healthy. I'm working my buns off in the gym, so why would I want to go home and eat a bunch of crap? Totally defeats the purpose. I've even been able to manage my grains intake so I don't have to cut them out completely - I love me some whole grain pasta :) And I keep bag of those mini dark chocolate candies on hand for when I have a sweet craving.
All of the trainers at Frank Nash Training Systems are to thank for my progress. I love being able to walk into the gym, do a quick warm up, and be instructed on what to do, how to do it, and how long to do it everyday. A lot of people I know do those at home fitness videos, but I have never been a huge fan (I have tried my fair share, Shaun T). I like being in a gym, not in my living room where I can take breaks or slow down or stop altogether if I'm not feeling it. There is no one to watch my form and tell me if I'm doing something wrong...no one needs to get hurt from working out incorrectly. I also love the variety of workouts at FNTS - everyday you are doing something different and getting a total body workout. Videos don't change. But that's just me.
I'm still drinking shakes everyday and taking my vitamins. Matt and I eat a lot of the same things...chicken, fish, lots of veggies and some whole grains. We have found it easier to stick to the plan when we keep it simple. Did you know you can cook hard "boiled" eggs in a muffin pan in the oven?! Best tip ever from FNTS. 25-30 mins on 325F. They come out perfect every time! We make a batch every week.
I've been debating on posting my progress pictures because I have not reached my end goal yet, but I have showed a few people close to me and they are so encouraging! I am amazed at how much I have changed in only 60 days so far. I'm a little weary to post prematurely since I'm not at my goal yet, but damn. I'm impressed with myself. And so so so grateful to the FNTS trainers who have helped get me here.
So here goes...
This is my "post workout exhausted" look. Pretty, huh?
But hey, that's what I call progress right there.
I'd like to point out that this "before" is just my day 1 of starting with Frank Nash Training Systems. Prior to this before picture I had already lost 40 lbs, then gained back about 10 lbs before starting the gym (check out my before & after page). My sister loves when I talk about my "high school skinny" days lol. Running got me down the first 40 and now FNTS will get me to my goal!
60 Day Stats:
- 10 lbs lost
- 15.00 inches overall
- I actually wore a bikini to my one beach day this summer. In public.
In another month I have my first wedding dress fitting...I am pumpedddddddd!! I can't wait to see how it fits after another month.
Guys. I'm getting married in 2.5 months. Welcome to crazy town. Also, meet all my crazy lady friends that went above and beyond to throw me an amazing bachelorette party.
They're real pretty, too.
|This guy :)|