Sunday, August 29, 2010

September Classes

Class days/times are posted for September. Please note they will be starting on September 3rd with no classes being held on September 6th.

Contact if you have any questions.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

No Afternoon Class - Friday August 27th

Please note that there will be no class on Friday August 27th at 5:30pm, this class has been rescheduled.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Free Intro Class - Halifax

Interested in trying out kettlebells?  I am holding a FREE Intro to Kettlebell class at the Halifax Commons on Sunday Aug 29th at 10am. Space is limited so please sign up here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Getting past a plateau

Most people that try to lose a significant amount of weight hit a plateau at some point along the way. I hit my weight plateau in May as I closed in on 70lbs lost and I'm just coming out of it now. When I realized my weight had stabilized I started looking at things I could change.

My workouts had slowed as I was spending much of my time trying to grow my new business and I was no longer attending kettlebell classes myself. It is very hard to motivate yourself to workout alone! When I had started working out my constant motivator was Steve. We did all of our workouts together, but now he was attending my classes 3 days a week and I needed a new workout partner. I started heading over to Cole Harbour to work out with my sister-in-law (Leah) a couple of days a week and we do the same workouts that I prepare for my classes. Sometimes it takes us 90min to complete a 45min workout but we have fun (even though she tells me she hates me sometimes during those workouts) and I get to spend some time with her and the kids on those days as well. In July, I also started attending a bootcamp twice a week. It's run by Devin Sherrington of 360 Wellness and Fitness, he's a great trainer, the exercises really knock me on my butt because they're different from what I've been doing for the last year and half. I think it's important to make a change every once in a while and try new things.

Next I looked at my food. I'm someone that really needs to take account of what I'm eating as I can easily over/under eat on any given day and both can have a negative affect on your progress. I also looked at the types of food I was eating in general as well as factoring in my workouts. I realized that I was making a very common mistake, I was trying to stay away from "the bad carbs" like white rice, bread, and pasta which is good but I wasn't eating the healthy versions of those foods, the whole grain versions. I had scared myself into not eating any grains! Also, I was not eating enough protein for someone that works out with heavy weights on a regular basis.

Making these changes over the last few weeks has started to bring my weight down again, 2lbs so far! While I feel like I'm reaching a point that I should be more concerned about how healthy I look and feel than paying close attention to a scale, I do want to get in and stay in a healthy weight range and I'm not quite there yet.