Sorry I've been MIA for a little while, with Christmas and coming back to Toronto and all that, I didn't get anytime to squeeze in a blog post!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I sure did. Want to see some fun pictures from our big family Christmas dinner?
|C and I|
|Aunt Janis cooking!|
|My sister Brooke|
|Cousins Tim & Amber|
|Little cousin Ella & my Mom|
|Me & Ella|
|Cousins Jenna & Jeremy with Jenna's Grandma Dot|
|Sisters Ella & Ava|
|All the gluten free desserts Aunt Janis made|
|Ava & I|
|Ella & C|
There's a little tracking chip thing that you can put in your computer that links via Bluetooth to your wrist band, and then you can download the app on your phone which also links via Bluetooth to your wrist band. It tracks the number of steps you take in a day, the water you drink (you input that in yourself), your sleep patterns, active minutes throughout the day, the miles you travel... it's so neat!
Those are today's stats so far! Not bad, including my PT session with my trainer! This is what the sleep patterns look like...
I think I've discovered why I'm always so tired! I'm the most restless sleeper EVER! I was more restless during the night than actually sleeping... ugh! C's sleep patters are basically all sleeping.. must be nice. I had a personal training session today with Deanna and I told her about it.. she said that when I'm on my nutrition program and my supplement program it should really change and I will begin sleeping a lot better. I am definitely looking forward to those changes.
Speaking of personal training... today was BRUTALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got my butt kicked SO HARD!! I haven't seen Deanna since last Friday (so 8 days ago) and today she completely destroyed me. All in a good way of course. This is why I'm glad I worked out over the holidays - could you imagine how it would have been coming back today and not having worked out AT ALL over Christmas??? I would have been in a coma at the end of the workout! We are trying to stretch out my hip flexors to prepare me for squatting, and it's so hard. After being a runner for so long my hip flexors have gotten really tight.... Split Squats are what we are using to help stretch them, and it's also really making me hate split squats with a passion!
I also got my nutrition plan today and I just read over it - I'm so excited!! I get to eat every 2-3 hours.. and for those who know me, and know how much I like to eat, can understand how great this is for me! It does mean that I have to somehow muster up the energy to make a trip to the grocery store today, but that's ok... for food, I'll basically do anything.
Anyways - I'm going to wrap this up so I can have a lay down after this insane workout, but here's what I did learn today. It's so not worth taking time off an exercise program. Seriously. I have to go in to see Deanna 3 days in a row, and I really don't know how I'm going to do it lol. Deanna says it was hard today because I had a week without seeing her. This is so true... so if you're on a hard core exercise program right now - just stick with it... don't take time off. I promise it will hurt less. :)
PS - Today is C's birthday!! Wish him a happy birthday in the comments below and I'll show him all of your love! :)