So as some of you know… I started my new workout journey. I am calling it ‘The Better Me’ and I am using that hashtag for posts lol… I was blessed to get into contact with an amazing personal trainer named Gabby. She is a personal trainer for a couple of friends of mine I met through the Sheriff’s Department. I have followed their journey on Instagram after they had decided to transform themselves also. It has been so encouraging to watch them do the work. It motivated me to get into contact with Gabby.
Every few months Gabby will ask for people who want to change their life and get healthy to submit emails and tell her and tell them WHY they want this change. I had been praying and praying for the Lord to some how, some way help me get enough courage to get back into the gym. The Lord knows my self esteem has been so bleh for so long… and He knows how happier I was when I was physically fit and healthy. It has been a very long time. I knew this is what I needed to get my life back on track!!
I was scrolling through Instagram and saw my friends post sharing information on Scholarship submissions for Gabby. It took me a few days and a whole lot of prayer but I decided to go for it! I wrote to Gabby and told her about my journey and how I want to find myself again. I want to be a Better Me!!
I was sad, at first to see that she had chosen a scholarship winner the day after I submitted my email. But I knew the Lord gave me the guts to write that email so I knew eventually I will get back to the gym. And within days of sending that email, Gabby sent a text. I was in the doctors office at the time I received the text and as soon as I was alone, I started to cry. I KNEW this was ALL GOD!! HE is the one that makes things like this happen!
I called Gabby back and we made arrangements to meet. I met her for the first time on the first day of my #BetterMe Journey!!
Tuesday Oct. 23rd 2018… I met two other lovely ladies who were also on their new healthy journey. The three of us chatted and started on the treadmill. Then we proceeded with “LEG DAY”. I kind of felt like I was not ready to workout. I had forgotten my water bottle and towel. And I didn’t stretch. I am a firm believer of stretching before a workout. But I got through it. Our workout lasted a good 45 minutes. I was so proud of myself for finishing and getting through it. I was happy that I started and so excited for what was to come!
Once I got home, though… oooooooooh my goodness. I somehow had forgotten how much pain I was going to be in. haha It felt like my muscles were probably in shock. They hadn’t been used or worked on in YEARS!!! haha …
Then day two came!! I was super sore and can barely squat to sit… but look at this photo below ……
…. I was still really excited to be there!! I was in good spirits as sore as I was. I feel incredibly blessed for this opportunity and I plan to take advantage of this blessing!!
This workout day was called “ARMS” and… lemme tell ya… I had no use of my legs or arms for the next two days!!! haha. Driving over an hour to the doctor was really hard when your body is numb. lol.. But I know it will be worth it.
Trainer Gabby and I created a meal plan for me for the next month. So far… it is THE hardest thing to stick to. It is really hard to eat on time and only eat what I am allowed to. I am not normally a “diet person”. I usually just work out and eat “right”. But never an actual meal plan I am strict with. So it is definitely a learning experience. I think maybe mid-week this week I will have gotten it down. It really does take practice to be so disciplined with food. Its good food… its just… hard. Ill post my meal plan in another post.
Right now I am sitting at my dining room table and my twins are here and they are hungry…. me too baby… me too…
Keep following my new Instagram and be sure to follow my amazing trainer Gabby on her IG : gc_fit24
Next week I will post about Week Two!!