Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This is the report I just got from my local YMCA. For those of you who don't know, I've been on a high protein diet and workout program designed by my son Josh who is a certified personal trainer and nutrisionist.

As you can see he knows what he's talking about. And it works, so far I've lost sixteen pounds. Woohoo

But here's the thing. I have to lift thirty elephants to eat fifteen ice cream sundaes? That's like two elephants per Sundae. Where is the justice in that? And why is it you can gain five lbs in one day but it takes two weeks to work them off and that's if you workout strenuously every day and don't eat.

Don't get me wrong, I feel great, I'm looking better, I'm down a size, my arms are toned and I'm like a machine on the tread climber. I'm addicted to working out. Plus my metabolism is much stronger now and burns calories faster. But come on. If I want a sundae I've got to lift two elephants? What if I just want an ice cream cone? Like a childs scoop, in a cup maybe, of chocolate from Baskin Robbins. What do I have to lift to eat that?

Actually nothing. I had one last night and my weight stayed the same. But I have learned something. Exercise plus good diet equals healthy weight loss. And I'm all for that.

So all you elephants, stay out of my way.

1 comment:

Skylar Masey said...

Congrats Cindy! Sounds like you're on the right track. Keep it up and I won't know you the next time we see each other.

I just signed up yesterday for my local gym's Biggest Loser contest. Top prize is $2,000. I had to sign up for personal training for 6 weeks. I'd already starting watching what I eat thanks to some nutrition classes and keeping a journal. Hopefully I can get back to my size 12. :0)

And in other sports news I got to throw out the 1st pitch at the Greensboro Grasshoppers game yesterday. Woohoo!