Things are down to the wire, ladies and gentlemen. Seriously…to the wire. I am getting so anxious I can barely stand it…and I know Denise is feeling the same anticipation I am. How wonderful that she is so invested in my success, right? She is not just excited for me when I am with her…she and I communicate nearly every day via text. She is 110% invested in me, and that is an amazing feeling. Truly something I would not have expected.
I could go on and on about Denise and all her exceptional qualities as both a trainer and just a person. However, I should probably move on to tell you about my week:
Sunday – 3-mile loop at Sharon Woods with Denise and Branden (Denise’s trainer, folks) (17,752)
Monday – physical therapy; 35 mins with Denise; stairs with Chris; 30 mins shoulders & back with Cathie (10,072)
Tuesday – day off (somehow missed my step count, too?)
Wednesday – full fit score with Denise (CRAZINESS, folks – seriously)! (missed my step count again?)
Thursday – 15 mins of spinning; 30 mins with Neil and Chris (18,407)
Friday – physical therapy (2 hours); manual resistance training with Aaron (arms and back) (9,564)
Saturday – 1.5 hours of bootcamp with Denise (11,845)
Apparently somewhere in the middle of the week my step counts did not make it to my journal. Not sure what happened there. Friday was obviously a slow day for me, step-counting-wise, which is the first day in a *very* long time I did not break 10,000 steps. I did work *extremely* hard that day, though, so I am not too terribly torn up about it.
I have to share the fit score thing with you all. It was MADNESS at its finest. Seriously. The fit score test was created by Branden (Denise’s trainer) as a way to really measure both strength and endurance in such a way that is comparable to future testing. I cannot tell you specifically how it is done (because as I said, it does belong to Branden), but I will tell you this much… It includes EIGHT sets of pushups, squats, upright rows, burpees, and situps. You have to complete all eight sets of all five exercises with *very little* rest between each set. They then add up what you were able to complete and that makes up your score. I scored 604, which they say was pretty good. They also told me I beat an NFL player’s score. Go figure that one!
On to this week’s weigh in (since I know you are all anxious to know, right?):
That is 2.2 pounds down from last week. That also puts me ONLY 0.8 away from my 100-pound mark!!! I think it is safe to assume I should be hitting that milestone at some point this week! How very exciting!
As for today…I am getting ready to head out to Sharon Woods with my chicklets for the 3-mile nature trail. They are excited to see what is going to be out and about today (critter-wise).
I will keep you all posted throughout the week!
5 weeks; 5 days