As you read from Ashley’s post on Tuesday, we’re both on a mission to get healthy and lose our post-full-term-twins weight. So I’m trying really hard to sound motivating and all positive like Ashley, but I’m just not in a happy place right now – not gonna lie to ya!
I’m working with Mike Danenberg with Performance Therapy and I’m hoping that he is not a regular CSP reader today! I am in the Nutritional Counseling program with him and he is great (really:-). The problem is on my end. I mean seriously, what grown adult truly needs counseling on food?! That would be me – the one who has been running like Forrest Gump for 5 weeks now and has only lost 4 lbs total. I seriously think my body just adjusts to whatever I throw at it and holds onto fat cells for as long as possible.
Mike’s program is hard core for sure. When I first went to him, I was a little intimidated by his testimonials on his site, Jake Delhomme (yup, I like to think that I’m in his category!), Ironman trainers and a competitive female body-builder. And then there’s me, Jen P, trying to hang with the big dogs! My diet is bland at best – no carbs, no dairy, no sugar and no alcohol. Sounds wee-fun, huh?! I’m ok with the first three stipulations but don’t keep me from my wine! So the first two weeks I was fine because my social calendar was pretty weak. But when you add in my girlfriends supper club, a baby shower and a Florida/Tennessee football game, this hard core chica falls off the wagon every single time. I think I’m just going to have to lay low for my detox period (hopefully only one month, not sure) and then reenter socialization when I come back a skinny bitch!
My workouts are intense – 4/5 runs a week first thing in the morning to get my zero metabolism up to a normal rate. So I’ve been running with my buddy, Keely (captain of the Jen Bunich LungStrong team) every M/W/F at 6am and we’re trying to build up to the LungStrong 15K on October 18th. And every single morning we have a ritual of cursing all of the skinny women in the world. Don’t get me wrong – I know there are WAY worse things that could be wrong with me than needing to lose 20 lbs and 15% of body fat. But right now, this is my world (on top of the world crumbling down around Charlotte with the financial and gas crisis that we’re all in). The other two days I spend working on a functional strength training program which is actually pretty fun. All in all, I’m kicking booty in the workout category. Not so much in the diet category.
So I get to have my fat measured tomorrow (yay, can’t wait!) and we’ll see how bad the damage was with two cupcakes and a few glasses of wine during my “detox” phase. Keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck!
P.S. Polka Dots cupcakes in the plaza across from Park Road Shopping Center is pure evil. If I go to another shower with these cupcakes, I’m turning right around and getting back in my car! They are just too yummy and I can’t resist:-)