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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Felt like writing a quick blog... let you guys know what's new...

So i've been working out at the gym, and i couldn't be happier that i bought a one year membership. :) i've been feeling a bit bulky because i'm lifting more, and eating more protein than i ever have before in my life. i talked to my trainer about it and he said to think about it like this... you still have some fat on you. you lift and your muscles grow, so they get bigger. meanwhile, you have this layer of fat on top of the growing muscle... OF COURSE YOU FEEL BULKY! haha. made perfect sense. he told me to keep lifting and eating more protein, and keeping my diet clean while still working in cardio 5-6 days a week, and that pretty soon, that layer of fat is going to burn right off. said i have to give my muscles some time to do their thing.... so again, patience is key! but at this point in the game, i feel fortunate that i've learned to be patient while giving it all i've got during every workout. as long as i stay focused and eat clean and put in the hard work, i know i'll see the results that i want so badly to see.

Despite feeling bulky tho, the scale has remained at 140, which is cool with me.
I also fit into a size 4 pants the other day. they were a lil snug, so i didn't buy them, but i mean, that's definitely the first time i fit into a size 4 in my life. haha. i'm not a size 4, i know this, but i DID fit in them. lol.

Another cool thing that i noticed recently is that the stretch marks on my hips seem to be fading... they're not as deep or visible. they're definitely MUCH less noticeable than they were a couple months ago. AND the cellulite on the back of my legs seems to be fading as well. LOVING THIS! hahahaha. noticing changes in my body and it's very, VERY exciting!

Anyway, September starts in a few days, and i can't wait. i'm stoked to put in some hard work all month long! KICK IT UP A NOTCH!!!

much love,
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    I think you did a great thing by joining a gym. I've been working out from home only & have lost all of this weight on my own, never stepping foot into a gym. Now that I'm getting so close to goal I feel as though I may not be able to push myself to the max anymore. I'm going to buy some heavier hand weights at home and see if it makes a difference 1st but I may end up going the route you have. It's obviously paid off for you!! I hope I'm as successful losing these last 10lbs!
    4346 days ago
    since reading your comments on joining a gym, i am considering it after many years of vowing NEVER to join another gym... i like the info that you trainer gave you.. that makes TOTAL sense... thanks for sharing the info Wendi... you help me and i am sure so many other SPer's by sharing your journey!! jen emoticon
    4357 days ago
    Your PT sounds like a very knowledgeable guy!

    You are looking great, I'm glad you are feeling great too!

    4362 days ago
    Awesome work Wendi!
    I am gint to remember what your trainer said, September is my month to get back to lifting. I know I will feel bulky and fat, but the scal is only staying steady/ going up with only cardio, so here I go!
    4363 days ago
    Congrats on all the hard work and the results of it!! You must be feeling as good as you look now! That's awesome... keep it up!
    4363 days ago
    Congrats Girl!!! You're doing such a FANTASTIC job!! And what your trainer says about patience ... letting that fat burn off .... is so true!!! You are going to be totally lean & cut before you know it!! CONGRATS!!!
    PS I am LOVING your new pics!! HOTTIE!!
    4364 days ago
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