Monday, July 23, 2012

Body Boldly Going Where it has NEVER Gone Before!

Oh what a wonderful weekend I just had! It almost felt like a holiday weekend.  I started the weekend off with a great concert featuring Tank, Babyface, the O'Jays, Patti LaBelle and Frankie Beverly and Maze.  Then it was off to the BB&T Atlanta Open to watch Isner and Roddick battle it out in the semi-finals along with ATL's Donald Young and his partner in the doubles semis.  Then I ended the weekend with a movie and patio dinner at Atlantic Station AND the rain did not ruin any experience! 

With all of this wonderful activity, the biggest challenge for me was WHAT TO WEAR!  In the past, this has been a problem of clothes being too small. But these days, many of my clothes--especially pants--are just too darn big!  


While I wasn't looking for a reason to shop, all of my effort on program with Trainer Lisa Tanker-Potts at Boutique Body Fitness is forcing me! 

Boutique Body Fitness Studio
650 Hamilton Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

I hit the stores Saturday and pick out SIZE 4 jeans, shorts, and capri pants and they ALL FIT GREAT!

Now, I know many women have worn size 4 in their lives even if they currently do not BUT NOT Shay Shay!

I went from pre-teen husky straight to 10/12s!  Size 4 for me is a BIG FRIGGIN' Deal!  

I am very excited and motivated to Keep the Momentum Going and continue to Boldly Go Where this Body has Never Gone Before! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Feeling Like Me Again (Just Leaner!)

I am FINALLY feeling like Shay Shay after battling this nasty sinus infection for way too long!  I am almost done with the antibiotics, and I am very thankful for them (smile)!

Yesterday I hopped on the scale and learned that I am down 16 lbs since starting to work with L exactly 2 months ago! I am very pleased with L, my progress, and my commitment!

We took some pictures (I know my Sweetie thinks I should post more pictures, but I am not ready to post these yet!), and I am truly amazed at the changes I am seeing in my physique.  I had the slight obsessive, compulsive, competitive urge to be disappointed with certain areas.  I decided that it would not be productive and instead will use my progress and pictures to motivate me to KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING!

I know that with L's plans, my commitment, and consistency I can expect some great things in the next couple months!

I am looking forward to it!

Go Get it Shay Shay!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Absentee Wrap-Up

It's been quite a while since I have posted, but I am not off plan--just CRAZY BUSY!  Here are the highlights:

1.  Finished up Phase 1 with my (not so new now) trainer L. I am pleased with the results. I even felt good enough to wear a bikini--YES--for the first time EVER while in South Beach last month!  Now, LET'S BE CLEAR:  I have NOT hit my goal.  This is a work in progress bikini wearing, but progress nonetheless.  I have been talking about wearing a bikini for way too long. I am motivated now more than ever to KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING!  Here it is:

2.  Just started Phase 2 with a new meal plan and new goal.  I am excited to see the next phase of results!

3.  Yucky Sinus Infection!  With all my travels and everything I have going, my body did it AGAIN!  It shut down.  I have been battling what started as a sore throat and is now a sinus infection for over a week now.  I have tried to rest more, but I must admit resting is not easy for me. I am on antibiotics now, really resting, and have added some buffered vitamin C to my supplement routine.  MUST OVERCOME THIS SOON! There is too much I must accomplish!

4.  Going to State Again! My USTA Fall Mixed Doubles team got an invitation to compete in the State Championships in Augusta next month.  I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE TEAM!  More motivation to GET IN EVEN BETTER SHAPE!

Well that's enough for now. Back to resting!