99 Days and counting…..

Wow! I can hardly believe it’s 99 days until the BIG day! I am going to be blogging about my own personal fitness journey from now until December 1, 2012. If the next 99 days are anything like today, it will be eventful! 

Sure, I’m a personal trainer but I think fitness is a journey and you have to continue to set new goals for yourself and keep workouts exciting. I’m getting married in Mexico so it’s no surprise that I want to look great in my bathing suit and my wedding dress! Today, was crazy busy with clients in the morning and getting ready to leave for our annual family vacation in Folly Beach, SC. I knew that if I didn’t squeeze in my own workout between clients and bootcamps it wouldn’t get done, so I did it! It’s really about having a no excuses attitude and stepping up to the plate. I don’t believe in crash diets or special pills only hard work for the next 99 days! I have made some major diet changes the past 2 weeks and started the Paleo Diet. For the most part, I didn’t eat much dairy before besides yogurt and occasionally cheese but the grains have been the hardest to adjust to. I do love english muffins and quinoa! Two weeks in and I have to say I have started to see changes. I feel less bloated and have more energy. It’s pretty amazing to see how our bodies change and adapt. I can’t say that my fiancé, John, is thrilled about his dinners being completely Paleo but he is a great sport. It’s no surprise that on this 99th day, the wedding boutique called to tell me the dress has arrived! Even more motivation! 

I look forward to sharing with you all the ups and downs of the next 99 days until I walk down the aisle.

-Priscilla

I Hate SCALES!

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How many times have I heard a client complain about the number on the scale? TOO MANY TIMES! A scale can often be discouraging when you are working out, gaining strength, and eating right but your weight has not changed. Step off the scale and into your closet. I like to use my clothes as a way to chart progress. One way to do this is to pick a pair of pants or a dress that you really like but wouldn’t wear in public. Try on the item every 2-3 weeks and notice how it is fitting better. Our weight should not be the definition of our healthy habits. Do not beat yourself up over a number and focus on how you feel. Keep up the good work and as always keep moving!

-Priscilla

P.S. Throw out the scale!