Well, we met with our trainer for the first time last night. She is training for a body building competition, so 6:00 a.m. is not working for her until the end of April, so we are meeting Monday night at 8. She took our measurements and clued us in to what she was expecting. She told us that one of her team members won last time, and lost over 100 lbs in 12 weeks! She said that she wasn't as interested in helping us to win, as she was getting us healthy. 80% of weight loss is what you eat. Vicki (trainer) is writing a book and has been in fitness training for 20 years. Normally we would meet with our trainer once a week, but she feels it is not enough. She will be keeping in contact with us 2-3 times a week.
Our first challenge is to burn 500 calories a day! I didn't think it would be a problem today, but my leg hurt so bad last night, I didn't get to sleep until after 2 this morning. I finally took a sleeping pill and moved to the "quiet" room. Long chemo today, so no sleeping in. I feel so wasted this morning! bleh!
We are also suppose to turn in a 3 day meal log and try to eat more lean protien.
Nutrition will be our next meeting. She seems like an awesome trainer! I need to be a little more organized with eating away from home (on chemo days) I was going to get up and fix a salad to take with me, but ran out of time.
My goal today is to find the energy to go burn those 500 calories! No excuses!