Week 12: Say Yes to the Dress(ing)

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving! I hope all my fellow canadians had a wonderful turkey filled weekend like I did! As for my American buddies, pretty sure you celebrated Columbus Day this past weekend, but to be honest I have no idea what kind of food you eat on that day..

Anyways, fall is officially here, and what a great time of year it is. This year I am thankful for many things, the most important thing being my new additional family. It’s so amazing to say that I now get to be a part of 2 amazing families. My cup is overflowing with love, so to speak.

So last week was my first week back to the gym after vacation. Boy oh boy, I know I’ve mentioned it before but let me say it again.. TAKING A BREAK IS HARD!!! Going off your routine and then trying to get back on it brings a lot of pain (and sometimes nausea) haha. We started Phase 3: BURN this week. What is “BURN?” Well.. Continue reading

Week 10: 8lbs Down and Disney Part 1

First off let me just say WOW.. I have just returned from the most amazing vacation I’ve ever had! It will take at least 2 posts to divulge all of the juicy details.

Let’s begin way back in week 10, which really was 2 weeks ago.. I started the week with 3 training days in a row at the gym. I was super thankful to be getting on a plane and flying far far away from my trainer after he was done prepping me for vacation. We wrapped up the last 3 sessions of the “Build” phase before I left. I ended up being able to increase my dead lift to 80lbs! Super exciting. Squats completed this week : 180, Squats completed to date: 1,416, Squats remaining: 8, 584. 

Following those 3 workouts, I convinced myself to request that we complete our first weigh in! Talk about nerve wracking.. I remembered how disheartening the first one was… I feared the worst. That being said the results are in: Continue reading

Week 9: Official Lifter of Heavy Things

Another week of muscle building completed, and wow was it intense! My biggest accomplishment: I was able to deadlift 70lbs!!!! 70 lbs is easily half of a couch or giant TV… I could officially help someone move and be able to carry something other than pillows. It feels pretty cool to see heavy items and think “Hey… I can lift you..” I’m even starting to develop triceps (I call them “Sideies”) I’ve definitely never had those before.

Week 9 I completed a full 4 sessions with my trainer, and we got a LOT of squats in. How many you ask?

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