So five weeks into working out twice a week (hard!) with a personal trainer and eating really well, I am down a grand total of 2 (yes, only TWO) pounds and 1 (yes, only ONE) percentage in body fat. Needless to say, I am hugely, massively, extremely disappointed and discouraged.
I’ve kept a food journal all along and it reflects healthy eating – unless you consider salmon and tzatziki sauce made with nonfat yogurt and cucumbers (30 calories for two tablespoons) or dinner at the Mongolian Grill with only fresh veggies and shrimp and cooked with very little oil unhealthy.
I have one more week on my (phenomenally expensive) personal training contract and then… well, I don’t know! I will continue to go to the gym at least three times a week because I know that’s a good, healthy choice no matter what I do there. Maybe I’ll replace the Monday/Wednesday 7 AM personal training with a 7 AM yoga class (I’ve never done yoga!). I’ll continue to eat well, continue to shun sweets and, yes, we’ll likely continue to eat out a time or two a week because – well, we’re empty nesters and that’s what we now do.
And I WILL do the Danskin Triathlon in August, even if I have to crawl to the finish line!
But today, I am discouraged, baffled, frustrated, and sad. I know this is 100% up to me, but where do I even go from here?