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THANK YOU : )
For those of you who are still here:
While you read this journal, keep in mind that I have been obese and that I have been made fun of like you wouldn’t believe. I have chosen the fitness profession so that I can help people live longer happier lives, however, I can only help those that WANT my help and take it seriously. I wanted to do this challenge to prove a point-GETTING FIT AND STAYING FIT CAN BE DONE!
The 28 Day Challenge is, indeed, a challenge. It will challenge you physically as well as mentally. You will look at most things differently and closer to the end you will look at people, as a whole, differently. As you read this, you may think that I am one cold bitch or that I am being mean and making fun of others- to you I say this: Try this challenge and IF you make it the end and DO NOT feel the same way, I will then bow down and kiss your f***ing feet!
Kym ; )
(Note from David: these are Kyms before / intermediate pictures. She had Already lost over 65+ pounds before she started this challenge)
Today is day 1 of my challenge. I will drop 4% body fat and 10 lbs in the next 28 days with the help of near perfect nutrition and hardcore workouts.
Tonight’s workout was INSANE! I wanted to puke by the third set! The voice in my head was Jillian Michaels screaming “Keep training or get the f*** out of my sight!” over and over again.
I have NEVER worked my legs so hard! And the thought of wearing a stiletto right now makes me want to cry like a baby!
All I can say is- I asked for it : )
Today was day 2 in my challenge. Back to back cardio and a so-called rest period. Rest? My ass!! I will never look at work outs the same again. Halfway through I thought my legs would crumble beneath me, but I tried my best to focus on my goal ahead- 4%! I will damn it! Tomorrow is going to be hellish and I’m actually looking forward to it. What kind of f****ed up sadistic s*** did I get myself into??!! Again… I asked for it : )
I just finished cooking my food for the next three days. I have to retrain my taste buds big time. I don’t like a lot of the items on the menu, but they are there for a reason so I will suck it up and do it. NO WHINING!!
It is day 3 and I must say Holy sheep shit! I’m sore as hell, but I feel fantastic! My mood hasn’t been all over the place and I feel that these workouts have taken me to another level entirely. I’m getting ready to do workout #3. Okay- today’s workout looked fun on paper, but while doing it—uh NO! My thoughts- KICKING DAVID’S ASS!!! Unfortunately, I don’t have the energy after all that. 3 days of hardcore non-stop workouts, but I’m glad because I feel great under all the sore muscles. ; )
Day 4 of my evil plan. Crazy cardio day- Thank god for BCAAs! If I didn’t have it this I would’ve dropped dead on day 1! After my workout I went for a walk on a nice back road behind the gym. I could feel every single muscle in my body, but it also seemed that I could feel that fat falling behind me. Mentally, I feel relaxed. During the craziness I have to focus all of my energy and all of my emotions on my goal so I don’t stop, but afterwards I feel like I have accomplished something.
I am 30 years old and I have to take care of what I have or I won’t have it anymore and there are no second chances most of the time.
Day 5 of HELL. For some reason today’s workout was hard for me. At one point I was choking back tears. Crying during a workout? WTF? I guess I’m a little pissed at myself for waiting until I’m pushing 30 (now 30) to take care of myself. That’s what I thought every time I did a step up or squat or the presses. I know I said before that I have to focus all of my energy and emotions on my goal– which is why today will stick with me. I can’t go back to my old self- I have to continue this journey for the rest of my days, not just for 28. I can’t screw it all up by going back to my old eating habits and then start panicking when I’m pushing 40 to change. This would have been so much easier if I would have always known the right way to eat and exercise.
It’s my own fault and I take full responsibility.
However, now, I also realize that I can overcome myself.
Day 6. Today is my cardio day. I kind of like these. I get to take a walk afterwards to relax and gather my thoughts. I am down 7 lbs since the beginning and am ecstatic! Yesterday was my emotional day- I realized then that I was stupid for waiting for so long to do this. If everyone would give this plan a chance- they would not regret it.
Just finished cardio not long ago. It was much easier for me this time. I actually thought the running was recovery! It felt good. I took a walk with Blake to clear my mind and let my body regroup. I’m ready for tomorrow’s killer workout.
I will overcome myself.
Technically this is day 8 since day 7 is supposed to be a rest day. Lucky for me I got to work at Bee’s all day! That sucked by the way- there’s not much worse than being terribly sore all over, especially the legs and ass, and having to walk up and down steps ALL FRICKING DAY! By the time I got home I couldn’t squat low enough to sit on the couch! Anyway, back to today. This was a hate workout! I hated it! I’m pissed that I still struggle with things that should be easy for me. I’m keeping in mind- 20 DAYS TO GO! All I can say is that I had better be f**king smokin’!
Sick as hell- No workout today. Sleep all day.
Day 9 and not looking forward to it. After being sick the last day and a half my balance and energy levels suck! Today’s workout was difficult for me because I couldn’t stay focused. I had dizzy spells way too much and still not feeling too spiffy. Tomorrow will be better.
Day 10 and 11! Since I missed out on Thursday’s cardio, I will do 2 days cardio today. This is going to suck! So far I have lost 10 lbs doing this sordid shit, but who am I kidding- I freaking love it! My mindset is changing a wee bit. I don’t understand people! They see me do this and they see how it works- then ask for my help in which I try to give- but then say “oh I don’t think I can do that.” THEN DON’T ASK ME FOR MY F***ING HELP!!!!!!!! Yeah the workouts are hard and yeah sometimes the food is worse than road kill, but you know what?
I’ve lost nearly 80 lbs and have added years to my life-while most people do nothing besides sit and bitch and moan? I do this all for myself as well as my kids. I don’t want my kids to grow up unhealthy or be made fun of because they have an obese mom who can’t do anything with them because she will die of a heart attack at the sound of activity! This is becoming f**king normal nowadays! What’s next? To be in the “IN” crowd you gotta be 300 lbs or have diabetes or own a shirt that says “I haven’t seen my feet in 10 years!” ? WTF?!? Whatever- cardio was hard as hell, but at least I did it- my head isn’t up my ass anymore.
Day 12. This one was great- I kept focus and pushed myself all the way to the end. I think this is my favorite. I’m down 10lbs still and very happy with it. Sore still, but not as sore as the start!
Day 13. Cardio-AGAIN! These get old it seems, but I love the wind down. The walk afterwards gives me time to think about my goals and refocus. I think of what I did and what I can improve. I have now lost 11 lbs! Kickin ass!
Day 15. Today sucked! Front squats and chin-ups bite my ass!! These should be easier by now for f**ks sake! Oh well, not everything can be easy. I’ve got to stay on track- its Thanksgiving week and I will be tempted to “rest” for a few days. : )
Day 16 and now in Charleston visiting my aunt for Thanksgiving, which is today. There’s a massive amount of food all around me- I WILL NOT GIVE IN!!! I woke up this morning- made my protein shake-which BTW tasted like s*** for some reason- and then went outside to do my workout. It went fine and then I walked the neighborhood for 30 minutes after. When I got back, the house was filled with the smell of casseroles, homemade mac & cheese, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, pies and many others- AND I CAN’T-NO I WON’T- TOUCH IT! If I make it through today I don’t want to hear another pathetic whiny f**king excuse from ANYBODY! Still at 145 btw.
NOV 27, 2009
Day 17. Still in Charleston. I had a decent workout. I had to improvise to make it harder. I’m just a little pissy cause I gained weight for some unknown reason-no, a lot pissy! Heading back tomorrow gladly- back to my routine!
Day 18. Finally back to reality. I had a good workout tonight. I did an extra cardio session to work on this bullshit weight I gained. It had better be stress and water! Tomorrow I work all day so I hope the walking helps. I feel like I’m getting stronger so that makes me happy.
Monday is weigh-in—Fingers crossed : )
Day 19. Yesterday was my rest day in which I worked all day at Bee’s again. I’m highly irritated about my vacation weight gain! I thought I did so great so I asked David to check out my food journal to see what the problem was. Ding Ding Ding! I’m a dumbass! I had bananas with a little bit of peanut butter for a snack 3 times. Apparently, bananas have a hell of a lot more carbs than apples (which is what my plan calls for-oops) That is where the extra weight came from. At least now I know. So anyway today’s workout was great and I felt a little less hateful during : )
Tomorrow I should be down at least a pound and back on track. I’m so excited since I’m so close to my ULTIMATE GOAL!!! : )
Day 20. Funny thing-I actually enjoy going home to cook my pre-planned food now! I have so much REAL energy now that it’s insane! Mom’s friend asked where my wind-up switch was. I have fun with the cooking and enjoy trying to come up with new healthy meals to experiment with. I had to do cardio today- BTW- I HATE burpies, mountain climbers, spidermans, and those sick little hand step-ups!! But I do them.
Afterwards, I took a walk with Blake. He had a hard time keeping up so I put him on my shoulders for the walk- Holy s*** he’s freaking heavy!! 50 lbs extra walking up hills and down for 30 minutes! I thought I would die!
If I added 30 more it would have been just like old times ; )
Day 21. I weighed in at 146! HA!! Now I am back on track and extremely happy. My body fat is down 1% also with 7 days to go. I had a kick ass workout today! My body doesn’t hate me as much as it did ; ) I went up in weight on my dead lifts and my bench press so I know I’m getting stronger. The thing is- I’m determined to finish this, but there is no way I’m going back to my old lifestyle. I just finished downloading my before and after pictures just to see the difference this has made since 11-11-09 and OH MY DAMN!! I don’t know if anyone else sees it, but I sure as hell do! I notice the most in my back and my upper body and I’m ecstatic and ready for more!
Day 22. I weighed in at 145! I was talking to David last night about changing the name of his company to “TORTURE BY DAVID” – It’s perfect! This challenge has been torture; however, I would not change a thing. I have learned from mistakes and have learned how to be healthy and stay healthy. Torture is Pain and Pain is Weakness leaving the body- yeah the marines know how to say it! : ) Being as heavy as I was when I met David- I had 3 options: train hard and lose the weight, stay fat, or have some sort of surgery. It’s like climbing a mountain- you can either accept the challenge for all that it is and climb the damn thing, wuss out and stay at the bottom, or take the easy way and have a chopper drop you off at the top (slack ass) and then tell everyone you worked so hard to get there!
Needless to say, I have climbed my f**king mountain and everything is frickin beautiful up here!!! Gotta work out soon…
Just finished. I was supposed to do cardio today, but I did one of the hard work outs also. Then after cardio was kettle bell swings for 60 seconds (pure hell) then burpies for 60 seconds then all over again. Did I mention TORTURE earlier? I believe I did!
I feel peachy ; )
Day 23! There is hope for most. This plan works like nothing you have seen before besides plastic surgery which I think is bogus anyways! Blah Blah Blah- Did I happen to mention that I’m down to 144!?! Then I will now-I’M DOWN TO 144 LBS!!! 3 to go.
David and I talked before about how my mindset would change. At first I thought it wouldn’t, but now I know I have changed. I have seen my body transform right before my eyes day after day because of every little thing I do. I would be a moron if I were to give that up! I look at food differently as well as working out.
Food used to be fun because of the sweets and the pizzas and wings and of course alcohol! Now I enjoy making my food and experimenting with flavors and other foods that I used to hate. I have grown to love them. Besides that I love teaching my kids how to cook. You would be surprised at how much kids enjoy colorful veggies and proteins especially if they are involved in the making of them! As far as the workouts- I liked to work out before, but now it is more so the “need”.
The thought of not training makes me feel unfaithful- I’m cheating my own self. May be strange, but it is what it is : )
Day 24! Almost there! I trained this morning- doing more than what I was supposed to do just because the cardio seems to be getting too easy! (I will probably regret saying that). I have to work 14 hours straight at Bee’s today and the same tomorrow on my “off” day. So much for “rest”! Shit! Monday is the last day so we shall see what the verdict is! Off to work now…
LAST DAY! My counting seems off because I didn’t count my “rest” days, but I freaking made it to the end! I weighed in at 143 lbs! My body fat is 18.9%! My body has gone through some massive changes in the last 28 days and I couldn’t be happier! I worked my ass off to get these results and will celebrate tonight with a reward meal. Although I have to work out first : )
OK—so my reward meal was 5 wings, ½ of an Irish cream pie, and 2 alcoholic beverages. I couldn’t do any more than that- the voice inside my head kept saying “Ok, dumbass, this shit is why you had to do this torturous crap for 28 days in the first place!” Needless to say, I felt guilty and stopped while I was ahead.
It felt good to have the wings, but in all honesty, I missed my spinach! I can’t tell you how much my lifestyle all together has changed-there is no way in hell I will go back to the way I was! I know now what I am capable of physically and mentally and I will continue to push myself.
As insane as this sounds- I climbed my mountain with no ropes attached, and when I got to the top, I’ll be damned if I didn’t look for a bigger one to climb! Good thing I found one ; )…