I finally had my weight and assessment done at the gym this morning.  BMI sounds horrid … but all in all, not too badly for someone who is doing nothing in the way of shaping up.  Sadly, my home scale is not digital and I thought I was about 2 kgs (4.4 pounds) less than what their scale said.  The assessment says my metabolism is average, water retention not too bad, but that I need to lose 8 kgs (17.6 pounds), which is around the number I had in my head. 
We (Schatz and I) spoke with the trainer about diet and since I really don’t love meat/chicken, I do battle to consume the right amount of protein (when I went on weighless last year, my body loved the protein).  She suggested protein supplements/shakes and said she’d get a vegetarian based diet for me to follow.  I believe that would work well with me.
I know that if I simply get my portions right and my protein intake back on track, I can drop 3 kgs (6.6 pounds) in a matter of weeks.  What I do miss the feeling of having enough energy when eating the right amount of food needed by my body. 
I did some rowing and cycling while I waited for the lady who looks after the salon to arrive, and then went on the flab-busting machine.  I know, a bit of a cop-out, but I’m working at getting a routine together.  However, I’ve made enough excuses and its now time to get a little more serious and committed.  With my schatz hounding me, it may just be a little more motivation/aggrivation than I need, but I sure don’t want to lie down with muscleman and feel like a flobby loaf about to be put in the oven.
I’ve just been crusing Pinterest and found some inspiring bodies and exercises as well as quotes to help motivate me.

Hows your spring/autumn body doing? 

Here’s to a fitter me.

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to drop me a comment/inspiration/encouragement in the comments block.

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7 Comments on Summer promise

  1. cat
    11 August 2012 at 20:34 (9 years ago)

    I have also been upping my gym exercise and m actually loving it

  2. Shybiker
    11 August 2012 at 21:26 (9 years ago)

    Good for you, buddy! It seems you’ve defined your goal and started taking steps toward it. Once you start moving, the momentum will make it easier. And, as you expect, your energy-level will increase which is always rewarding.

  3. Lisa
    11 August 2012 at 22:09 (9 years ago)

    You are on the right track! Let’s encourage each other…I’m in the same boat you are!

  4. gracefully50.com
    12 August 2012 at 13:03 (9 years ago)

    I’m behind you Wendy!!

  5. Lynne DeVenny
    12 August 2012 at 14:29 (9 years ago)

    You go, Gurl! You are such a lovely lady, but I know getting fitter can’t hurt any of us. I need to start getting more exercise and eating better myself.

  6. Bonnie
    12 August 2012 at 23:12 (9 years ago)

    I think it is great to encourage each other. Sharing these photos and inspiration is a good way to do that.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  7. Lynn
    14 August 2012 at 18:24 (9 years ago)

    You go girl!!! I will be right behind you with my long slim son along for the ride.