Sunday, February 7, 2010

Muscle Gain

Yes AZ, it's the muscle thing! I think for this week I'm going to scale back slightly on the weigh training and heavy circuit training to get more cardio back into my schedule. I think I only ended up with 1 cardio day last week. Let's see what that change does for this week! Thanks for the thoughts!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Week Three

It's been nearly 3 weeks since the start of the BTC and I've been killing it in the gym. In fact, my body is a bit sore and beat up right now, so I'm taking tomorrow off.....well, I say that now. I've been having some problems sleeping, so I've been getting up and heading to the gym at 4:50am. It's great for my system and has been an awesome way to start the day, so I'm thinking if I'm up tomorrow, I may just go in and run for 30 minutes. We shall see how I feel in the morning. I do like getting the workout in before my day starts b/c more times than not, I'm so drained from the day that the temptation to just go home and veg wins over a gym visit. Anyway, enough on that!

The point of my rambling is that I feel like I'm doing well, I feel changes in my body already, and I'm energized. Someone actually said to me at the group training last night "You've got to be doing well, you are here all the time!". Yay! It's truly a life change. I've been working out for years, but this time it's different. I'm incorporating proper nutrition with daily exercise, and I'm getting results.

I do have a question??? I'm doing great and feeling changes, but when I get on the scale, I'm not really seeing the results. I JUST DON'T GET IT!!! I can't put my finger on what I'm missing on this journey and I really need to figure it out in order to make the life change permanent, and not get discouraged along this 10 week BTC journey and beyond. We have mid program weigh in coming up around week 5. If anyone has any insight or suggestions to get the scale moving, I'm all ears! I've been working out (hardcore workouts), monitoring my diet, and working to get proper sleep and decrease stress. Over the 3 week period I've only seen about a 2lb change in the scale. I realize that isn't enough information to make a diagnosis, but any suggestions on jumpstarting would be fantastic!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Love this website!! One of my BTC workout buddies from Gold's turned me onto this site for diet, nutrition, exercise advice along with some moral support. It's kind of like Facebook for people who want to live healthy! It's fabulous! Within the website, you can set up personal goals and the site will suggest weekly workouts and nutritional content. It can create meal plans and print out grocery lists for you. You can join different teams of people who have common interests and/or common goals who can offer suggestions and support along your journey.

Just head over to to check it out and sign up today. Enjoy!!