Jamie & Morgan – work wives, gym-mates and The Gym LLC’s cheer squad:
Morgan’s 2018 goals:
Weight goals: Nothing specific but wants to be able to feel comfortable in a pair of shorts this summer
Nutrition goals: Eat better food in smaller portions
Other goals: get muscle mass up and more muscle definition
1) Stats: How many days did you track your food/nutrition 100%?
So about the tracking... it went okay... definitely not as good as I wanted it to... I struggled to start... did fairly well in the middle and fell off the wagon the last week... BUT I'm back on track.. (no pun intended) lol!!!
2) Did you meet your March goals?:
Weight loss: To obviously lose weight and see it in more ways than on the scale! I don't have a particular number in mind.
Yes, I feel like I have lost some weight.
Work out: To be able to do a 5 min plank variation
Yes! I can do a 5 min plank variation!
Nutrition: To log my food into the my fitness pal app
Yes and no (see 1 above)
3. What are your April goals?
Weight: I want it to go down.. since I haven't been weighing myself.. I can't give an exact number...
Exercise: build up my jogging endurance. I would like to jog a 5k by the end of May, and I'm not a jogger... so this will be interesting! hahahahaha!!!
Nutrition: to continue to log my food every...single...day... and to not only meal prep for myself but also for my family. With baseball season getting into full swing this will be very helpful! It will keep us out of the drive-thru's!!!
4. Who is your favorite trainer and why? There are so so so many amazing things about Andrea... but I would have to say that one of the most awesome things is that she is a real person. She's a no b.s, don't make excuses, and do what needs to done kinda gal!
Jamie's 2018 Goals:
Weight goals: to get down to around 150 or to a weight that matches the image of she has in her mind (starting weight: 164)
Nutrition goals: “Make more healthy choices than bad ones”
Other goals: 2 minute plank, get more toned overall
1) Stats: I didn’t track my food 100%, but I have been fitting into pant sizes I haven’t been in 20 years. And been buying size mediums instead of larges/extra larges!
2)Did you meet your goals for March?:
Body/weight: To continue to have to buy smaller clothes and have my clothes continue to get looser.
Yes, I have been buying smaller sized clothes!
Workout goal: To attend 3 different fitness classes.
No I didn’t attend 3 classes. I didn’t even attend one.
Nutrition goal: To track daily food intake every day.
And I didn’t track my food everyday.
March was a horrible month as far as goals went.
3) What are your April goals?
Weight: I'm getting weighed at the end of April. Hoping to be at 150 (my “goal weight”)
Exercise: Jog a 5k without stopping.
Nutrition: Try three new healthy recipes.
4) Who is your favorite trainer and why?
Something awesome about my trainer, Andrea, is that she’s a great friend who shares her love of fitness and nutrition with us. She shares yummy and healthy recipes and gives us ideas for easy meal preps.
Debbie & Riley – realize their goals with Actualize Sports & Fitness:
Riley’s 2018 goals:
Weight goal: to be up to 230 by September and reevaluate from there (Starting weight: 195)
Nutrition goals: To eat 5000 calories a day of healthy food, particularly veggies and lean protein
Other goals: position himself to be selected for collegiate football upon graduation
2) Did you meet your March goals?:
Weight: to maintain this weight & strength through track season
(I’ve been slowly losing weight as track season continues, my goal is to stay above 230)
Workout/maxes: basically just working on speed and moving my body
I’ve met all my goals, I’ve been battling shin splints so I’ve been trying to get my legs healthy and get back to being 100%
Nutrition: Keep my caloric intake up and stay above 230.
3) what are your April goals?
Weight: Stay above 230
Heal up and get my shins healthy while still maintaining weight and strength
Eating big has been a little harder because of a more restrictive schedule but I’ve been doing ok
4) Who is your favorite trainer and what is something awesome about the?
Something awesome about one of my instructors is how welcome Blaine makes me feel at all times, he’s texted me checking in on my track season and we’ve caught up at the gym while I’m not working out there. With Blaine we’re more than just trainer and trainee, we’re both focused on what my end goal as an athlete is while cultivating and growing our relationship along the way. It’s really quite amazing.
Debbie’s 2018 goals:
Weight goals: to get down to 150 (starting weight 209)
Nutrition goals: nothing specific – simply to maintain current nutritional plan to eat with balance & moderation and better choices in mind
Other goals: to get more agile & build muscle and strength
Weight: 202 (today 201)
2) Did you meet your March goals?:
Weight: My goal for March was to get the vacation pounds off and lose a few more, as well as gain a pound of muscle.
I will see myself in the 190’s this month! I am focused and determined to get there!
Yes and no. Yes the extra vacation pounds are gone, yippee! My body comp results from last Thursday
Down a pound of fat but, ugh! also down 1pound muscle. It was decided this just may be part of my journey, up and down with the muscle for awhile. I feel great and my body shape is changing, clothing sizes are going down.
3) What are your goals for April?
Weight: 195 which will include an increase in muscle.
Exercise: We are gone the last two weeks of the month so my goal during that time is a daily walk on the beach.
Nutrition: I will continue to work on getting my protein increases to help me build more muscle and my vacation goal is to try to not gain any weight.
4) Who is your favorite trainer and what is something awesome about them?
Coach Jenny is the sweetest! She is always encouraging. She often believes in me more than I do. She has a heart for the work she does and she loves people. Here was something I read today that exemplifies what the coaches at Actualize do for me Any true adventurer will tell you that any adventure is always richer with a guide, someone who has gone before you and knows how to make every trip even more exciting and rewarding.”
Weight goals: lose 2-3 pounds a week (Starting Weight 216)
Nutrition goals: follow Ketogenic diet for 3 mos than re-evaluate
Other goals: get back into a consistent exercise/fitness routine 5 times/wk with at-home videos, start running again, run a half-marathon in the summer
Weight 215.1 gained from last month.
2) Did you meet your March goals?:
Weight: to loose 3 lbs
No, up 2.3 lbs unfortunately.
Workout goal: work out 4 days a week
No, workout was slim....roughly once a week. Very rough month.....lately it's been the choice of squeezing in a nap or exercise. My schedule is all over the place and I'm not getting much sleep at all!! Sometimes only 4 hrs a night May is looking to be better as I have resigned from Starbucks....no more 4am shifts!!
Nutrition: continue keto, alcohol consumption only 3 days a week
Yes and no; followed keto diet plan and I feel good on it....not losing tho. May need to look into a different eating plan.
Alcohol was closer to 4 times a week.
3)What are your April goals?
Keeping my goals the same as last month.
Weight: Loose 3 lbs
Exercise: workout 4 times a week
Nutrition: Limit alcohol to 3 times a week, stick with keto.
4) What was your favorite trainer/video for the month?
Favorite exercise last month....yoga.
Lori & Kerin - Dance enthusiasts maintaining their fitness with Jazzercise at The Studio
Weight goals: lose about 20 pounds of “winter weight”
Nutrition goals: continue to prepare food and meals in advance so she doesn’t have to eat bad foods in a hurry
Other goals: continue to go to The Studio at least 3x/wk
I maintained my weight in March, maybe lost a couple of pounds.
2) Did you meet your March goals?
Weight: to lose 5 pounds
I maybe lost a couple of pounds
Exercise: To add some outdoor activities to my routine.
I continued to go to Jazzercise as much as my knee would allow. I finally went to the orthopedic doctor and was told that IF I go to Jazzercise, I should only do low impact. So, I am totally bummed that my knee is not allowing me to do what I normally do without pain. I have made some adjustments and go to class two times a week and go on more walks than I did before.
Nutrition: To make better choices and watch my portions.
I am doing my food prep for the week on Sundays and watching my calories, which seems to help with the choices that I am making.
3) My goals for April
Weight: To lose 5+ pounds
Exercise: Continue going to class two times a week, if my knee is feeling good, and walking the loop trail in our beautiful valley.
Nutrition: To continue with food prep
4) Who is your favorite instructor and why? I can’t really single out one instructor, because they’re all awesome!!! I primarily attend with Amy and Christine, they are the 5:25 PM class instructors and that is the only time of day during the week that I can go.
Weight goals: Get to and remain at ideal weight of 125-130
Nutrition goals: Eat better, with a focus on consuming fewer refined carbs
Other goals: Fit into the pants that she has now,
Remain fit and active to reduce back pain from scoliosis as much as possible
Maintain core strength to counter issues associated with her V-back labor & delivery in 2012
1) Stats: 8 lb hand weights Weight: 141 lbs.
March was much better. I am feeling a lot less tired and have not been sick again. I am taking some medication that my doctor prescribed for the Fibromyalgia, and it is definitely helping with sleep, and some with pain. I plan to see my doc next month and explore the role hormones may play in all this....)
2) Did you meet your March goals:
Exercise: to increase hand weights by a pound.
Yes, I increased my hand weights by a pound!!! I did not attend class 4 times per week (that was a goal) but I did go at least 3 times each week!
Nutrition:To reduce carbs, I have decided that everything I eat either needs to be low calorie (200 or less) or no carbs (except veggies!). So when faced with a decision, it has to be low calorie or no carbs.
3) April Goals:
Weight: lose 3-4 pounds.
Exercise: Go to gym 4 times per week.
Nutrition: Follow my rule set above.
4) Who is your favorite instructor and why?
One of my favorite instructors is Christine. She pushes me very hard giving me tips on how to increase my intensity and form.
Jasmine Hutchinson – the bouldering beauty from Riverfront Rock Gym:
Weight goals: Nothing specific but wants to fit into a super small bikini this summer
Nutrition goals: Drink more water
Other goals: Improve overall hard sport climbing with a focus on: hard bouldering, campus board work, hang board work
Improve flexiblity (yoga once a week or more)
1) Stats: I think that I am done with the trainer for now, I have had to alter it quite a bit for my schedule and an injury that it feels very different now. I’m going to work with the creator to find my new jam as some of my fails have been met and I have created some more. I really wanted to feel like I did before nursing school and pregnancy and I starting to get there. Time to slim down a it and get some outdoor miles in. I will be hitting the let it burn trainer again in November likely as I want to peak for a February trip to Spain . As for my bikini I’m always shopping lol. I’m getting there a little more general fitness and I will be stoked!
2) Did you meet your March goals to refocus and get creative to incorporate climbing outside into what the trainer required?:
I think that I did meet my March goals. I have climbed outside quite a it and really felt the hard work of the winter pay off. I was surprised at how long this back injury from February has lasted. I’m still dealing with it. But when climbing I was able to feel strong and made some real progress on some long standing projects that I have not felt fit enough to even try before. So that feels good.
3) What are your April goals?
Weight: I would like to start jogging and cut a little weight. I’m not terrible concerned with the number in the scale I just would like to tighten up a little before summer.
Exercise: I always get amp up my hiking in the spring as the trails open up. This also some of the best friction in the canyon. With the crisp clean temps now is an excellent time to focus on projects and getting back outside. I know in April I will be stepping away from the let it burn series and focusing on finding balance between life and fitness. We as a family have a lot coming up and maintaining what I have gained will be important.
Nutrition: as always drink more water. Somewhere in the back of my mind is an idea for a short spring cleanse I’m not sure if this is the month or may for something like that. Probably may as my birthday is this month and let’s be real, Your 30th bday is no time for a cleanse.
4) One thing that is awesome about the trainer that I am working with is the flexibility. With my back injury I was derailed, even when I thought I was better and back on track.Let it burn is allowing we the space I need to finish healing then I’m going to be able to sit down with the creator and regroup and replan. The flexibility allows you to progress at what ever rate I’m able without feeling like I’m not living up to where I should be.