Thursday, August 18, 2011

Getting my body back!

Temptation, lack of self-control, bad influence...

Everything I've worked so hard for since January 3 was jeopardized.  Up until June 8, 2011 at 10:45.  Even on the day of my surgery, I woke up at 5:30 in the morning, got my car washed, did a workout and went for a 45 min run around the neighborhood.  I ate as clean as a possibly could and i was ready, sporting my semi "6 pack" and my new shape, on route for the 2nd part of my overhaul. 

For the first 4 months, I quit drinking except the once a month ultimate gin or vodka & diet tonic!  The results were absolutely amazing.  Then Spring came and the time when the skirts are shorten and the legs are "growing"...  well people came out of hibernation and start going out a little bit.  I remember texting my friend Karen a Sunday early afternoon from the gym telling her I was sweating GIN!!!  But like a trooper I was there. 

The post-surgery arrived.  I was obsessed with gaining weight and loosing the definition I was so proud of.  up until this day, I am still not 100% use to my image in a mirror but temptations are back and influence...  I can be so commited for a while and then oupss...  Debauchery, drinking, partying...  That's what happen! 

I love Nikki to death.  She reminds me a lot of me when I was her age but much smarter!  So we are able to handle each other very very well in the bar scene.  In fact , we have a blast...  ANYWHERE! Anyways, to make a long story short, I had to get back on track, I'm spending a LOT of money on this competition so i have to be committed, disciplined and dedicated!  For a while, I have to stay away from temptation...  no partying, no boat (since boat and booze are hand in hand) but the good thing is I can refocus on my "stuff", work on jewelry and knit, felt etc...  Already only 6 days and I already see changes in my body back to what it was post surgery and i would say I'm about 88% back on track so it great!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Well, the countdown has officially started...

Yup...  after a couple of attempts at being a good girl AGAIN, I received my meal plan from my super trainer Jenna Yvonne McNamara.  2 weeks in a row where I had all the best intentions in the world to be good, disciplined, as i was for the first 3-4 months of my weight loss but lately, a lot is going on and I got a little side tracked!  BAD INFLUENCE!

I am having the best summer of my life (well, after the one of 1991 when my friend Fred spent the summer with me...  before I had all kinds of responsibilities!)  I have a brand new body, I am single and espacially and most importantly, I feel so happy!  But still I had a few bumps as usual.  I am lucky, I DO have great friends that I love dearly but most of them are still in Montreal.  My partner in crime, in Kingston is getting ready to move away to Waterloo for school. Well, Nikki + Sophie + lots of booze = Very bad combination!  We are as crazy so it's kindda out of control when we are together.  Bitter sweet..  i love her to death but I think it's best for the 2 of us to be apart; her for school, me for competition.

Last night, I went grocery shopping with Jenna's list...  Popeye's for Vegge green supplements, costco for the bulk stuff and I have the odd things to pick up tonight and some serious food pre to do because bye bye premade shakes and proteins bars, Jenna is all for homemade stuff.  I'm still in a peanut butter withdrawl but I should be fine.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

January 3, 2011 was the date I decided to change my life!

I've been on the weight rollercoaster as far as I can remember. As a kid, I was on the "chubby" side and thank God for the swimming team coaching staff that recruited my sister and my Dad for almost forcing me to join the team too because I would probably be obese by now.

I struggle with my weight for the longest time, trying all kinds of stupid diets (you know when you're young and willing to try anything like the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet...). I've always been fairly active. At 20, I signed up for a lifeguard course thta was going to be taking place in Florida in December of 1996. I signed up to a gym and tried to get ready for the event... that was my 1st encounter with a real gym!

I've tried everything, expensive supplements, cleanses, personal trainers even illegal substances. I remember one of my personal trainer told me one day "Sophie, the secret to a great shape is 80% your diet..." I should've listen to you sooner Larry! He was dead on. There is no easy way but discipline, commitment, consistancy and dedication.

The first few months I moved to Kingston, I lived the good life. I got an on-call job for the Government so rarely worked and i was living on my ex's boat so come with this beer, junk food and... did I say beer?! ot too good for the weight not too healthy either. Then I decided that my 2011 resolution was to loose some weight and get in the best shape of my life... never thought I would end up like that!

January 3, I started to go to the gym on a regular basis which is 5-7 times a week and my Ex wanted to start working out as well. Tried my gym, tried a few others and found one... THE perfect one... new, clean, not busy, no juiced heads and here I am!