Saturday, October 20, 2007

PT Part Three

Jess has a good idea for motivation...That bikini could motivate anyone!

My motivation has been an upcoming vacation in New York City. After a very disappointing knee injury that took me out of the marathon I am registered for (booo), I booked a flight to New York to soothe the pain and meet up with some friends (and others..) So my trainer has been working me hard to prep both for a full knee recovery to fix my meniscus and also for a full weekend of gooooood times with lots of cardio (Holla Canadian dollar + New York couture).

To fit into said couture, I have been lunging, lifting, pushing, pulling, and sweating my way to a hot bod. I don't know why I waited so long to try out a trainer but it's seriously the best thing I've ever done. I have shrunk significantly into teeny tiny clothes and working little mini-dresses like a champ. I love having defined muscles yet still being able to chow down on food to make sure my energy levels stay up.

It does come with a price, and that price has been an hour of brutal gym torture. It's not fun. I don't like doing a million different types of sit-ups nor waking up at 5:45 to get to my 7am session. A couple of times I've come close to either passing out or puking in the beginning. Not nice.

Fortunately I've discovered the perfect post-workout treat. My gym features a sauna, a steam room and a cold room-whatever that is. The only thing that gets me through the entire hour of grueling torture is the thought of chilling out in the steam room before hitting a nice shower and then getting my butt to work with my cup of java. I am in love with the whole post-workout, endorphin pumped phase. Plus I indulge with a little yogurt popsicle (I stick a yogurt in the freezer and by the time I'm done my workout it's edible) to gnaw on once I get to my desk. I highly recommend frozen Activia (Raspberry!)

Right now I'm doing two mornings of personal training, 3 mornings of cardio, and 2 yoga classes. Hopefully I can keep that up at my hotel in Vegas this coming weekend (work trip) and not indulge in too many rich meals since they're "on the house". No Air Canada pizza either. I still haven't figured out how to get around the whole "no personal food on the plane" / not eating for the five+ hour flights I'm usually on. Any suggestions?

-Stevie

5 comments:

Allie-la said...

When did the "no personal food on the plane" bs start??? I think you should still try to bring on humous, pita and veggies. Tell them you are hypoglycemic.

StevieP said...

They keep confiscating my goods, as if my carrot sticks were mini-bombs!

Mini-bombs of health!

Al said...

Not NICE! I still say go with the hypoglycemic angle.

BTW: I am so trying out your yogurt popsicle!

Jessica said...

Is it because you're going to AmERiCa? I haven't had problems on domestic flights. And sometimes the sandwhiches aren't so bad. And air Canada offeres carrots and apple slices now!

StevieP said...

It's definitely because I'm going to America. No shoes, no carrot sticks. I'm going to have some apple slices on my flight to Vegas tomorrow! YAY AIR CANADA!

The cheese platter on my last flight made me a little sick. Never is it nice to be sick on a plane!