Monday, June 25, 2012

Living Healthier

Earlier this evening I met with my personal trainer for the second time.

Yes, I've hired someone to yell at me while I do push-ups and crunches.

I first met with Laura this past Sunday.

My gym had a personal training special going on a few weeks ago. I jumped on the
opportunity and purchased one session.

Laura weighed me, she calculated my water weight and most importantly
she let me know that I have very little muscle throughout my body.

I thought this was something I'd have to worry about later in life. 

For the past two years, my body has changed so much.
I slowly started gaining weight and one day I noticed that my slacks were not fitting.
This was unusual to me because I have always (I mean always) been skinny.
Too skinny some of my family members would say.
And it's such a weird feeling to want that body back, that too skinny body.
I remember growing up and not wanting to be so thin.

I was healthy and I had a lot more energy.
With the extra weight that I've gained, I'm more sluggish, stressed,
and just overall uncomfortable.

My lifestyle was very different but working full time and living life should not
result in me going up a few pant sizes. 

After meeting with Laura and talking about my overall health I decided to make a
change. I decided that I want to be healthy not just skinny. I'm tired of feeling
uncomfortable when I sit and I want to be in control of my cravings / eating habits.

I've started my journey to a healthier Tameeka by registering for more personal
training classes and buying a juicer (seen in the photo above). I am eliminating the need to drink
store-bought juices and I'm giving up soda (even diet sodas). I've already made a
habit of making smoothies but the fruit and vegetable juices will benefit me more.
Yesterday I went through all of the items in my refrigerator and cabinets and
did a survey of what I need and what I can do without.

Then I went to my local grocery store and purchased plenty of vegetables, and fruits. It's a small
start but it's a start. I've even rid my apartment of sugary sweets and stocked up on
nuts, craisins, and granola.

On top of drinking more water than I'm used to drinking, today's session with Laura
was pretty rough but in the next few weeks she's going to kick my butt into shape and
I'm looking forward to it.

Here's to a healthier Tameeka Time.

What are your thoughts on living healthier? Do you think hiring a personal trainer is a waste of
time? Let me know your thoughts, leave me a comment below.


  1. Yay, a healthier Tameeka!

    To me you look great, but of course only you know about your body. Hiring a personal trainer doesn't seem like a waste of time at all. What do you have to lose?

    1. Awww Kizzy thank you : D
      I don't have a set number to lose, I just want to tighten up my belly area and make my arms stronger. I've only gone to 2 sessions and I'm already feeling a lot stronger. My muscles ache but that's expected.

  2. I think living healthier is excellent. It seems as if we take for granted the energy level and vigor of our younger years lol - certainly, we should've been forewarned about the effects of lack of sleep, improper eating, stress and decline in physical activity.

    Kudos to hiring a personal trainer - absolutely a worthy investment. You energy levels and body will definitely thank you for doing so.

    I'm inspired.



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