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This week’s recap can be summed up in one word – FAIL!

Yes, that’s right, I didn’t do any of the trainings this week.  And no, not because the fear of jogging for 3 full minutes took over.  😛  It was because I got a nasty cold that stayed with me all week. I knew I couldn’t workout at all this past weekend, because I was feeling so lousy.  I don’t need to get into all the gory details, but let’s just say, I could barely make it standing on my feet, let alone moving them.

I did attempt to do the training on Tuesday, but I was still just too congested.  I did end up walking for 30 minutes, though, so I got some exercise in, at least.

Ok, so where do I go from here?  Well, I just go on to the repeat week that’s coming up and keep on with the training schedule.  I’m not too disappointed in myself because I definitely had the desire to train, but the cold just knocked me on my ass.  It happens.  Getting sick is just one of those things in life we can’t control.

I’m looking forward to starting the repeat week today after work.  I am going to try to do 4 days of the training (adding one day), just so I can feel like I’m making up for some lost time.

Make sure to check out Scale Warfare’s blog, because I guarantee you she had a much more successful week than I did.

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In other news, I’ve made a difficult decision that is somewhat related to RLR.  Lately I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed with all of the workouts.  I feel like I never have any time to myself during the week, because every evening has something going on.  I’ve been feeling this way since January, when I started back with personal training.  My heart just hasn’t been in the training.

As much as I have loved seeing what I can push myself to do with Jimmy’s help, I really feel like I need a break from the personal training right now.  I texted him (our main form of communication) and it almost felt like I was telling him I needed a break in a relationship:

I think I have too much going on in my life right now to keep focused on personal  training.  I need to get some breathing space so I can get my drive back.  Can we put my sessions on hold ’till the summer when I’ll have more time and I can focus?  I really hate to disappoint you, but I feel like I’m being pulled in all directions right now.  Working with you has been so amazing, and I want to feel positive about training again, but I can’t put my whole heart in it right now with everything else.  I hope you know how special you are to me as a personal trainer and that you’ll let me train with you again in June when life gets less hectic.

Phew!  I really poured my heart out in the texts, but it felt like the right thing to do.  I’d been giving it a lot of thought these last few weeks, because as I said to him, I really felt like I was just going through the motions and my heart wasn’t in it.  Jimmy asked when we could talk about this, and I told him he could call any time, but he hasn’t contacted me yet.

Part of me wonders if I’m just giving up, but then most of me knows that I made the right decision.  I want to give my effort to the RLR training right now, and I feel like all of it is just too much.  I want to get back into using my Wii games – the Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active, Biggest Loser Challenge.  Not to mention the DVDs I have – the BL Boot Camp, BL Yoga, and Jillian’s 30 Day Shred.  I want to go to the gym and just get on the elliptical or take a group exercise class.  I guess I just don’t want the incredible intensity right now.

Maybe it’s just this lousy winter weather – maybe I would just rather be home and working out with DVDs/Wii instead of battling the rain and wind and cold (granted, it’s California cold, but sometimes cold is just cold no matter where you live) at 6pm or 7pm on a weeknight.

Plus, I just feel like I lose more weight the weeks when I don’t do the personal training, for some reason.  Yes, I’ve lost inches, but I haven’t really lost weight.  It’s discouraging.  I don’t want to seem lazy, but when I start feeling like this, I know that I get overwhelmed and then I just shut down and don’t do anything.  And I definitely don’t want that to happen.  I just want to enjoy working out, without any pressure.  I think putting the personal training on hold until the summer when I have more time is the best decision for me.

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I’m not sure if you guys know this or not, but I became a bit of a QVC-aholic over the holidays.  I bought lots of my presents from QVC on Black Friday, and the nice thing was,  didn’t even have to leave my house and fight the crowds at the mall.  QVC can be dangerous, though – they make everything look so appealing.  So you have to know that you like the product before you buy it so that you don’t get suckered in.

Ok, so now I’m sure I’ve made myself sound like some sort of 80-year-old shut-in (not that there’s anything wrong with shut-ins or 80-year-olds, mind you).  I swear I’m not.  The whole thing with QVC started by accident.  I was flipping through menu on my t.v. when I saw “Philosophy Gifts.”  I love philosophy products, and use the Purity and Hope in a Jar every day.  I wondered what this show was, tuned to it, and then realized QVC was featuring Philosophy.  They also have Bare Escentuals, which I also use and love, and well… that’s how an obsession starts.  To be honest, I really only ordered some Christmas gifts and a few items for me (Amazing Grace shampoo, conditioner, perfume, body wash, and lotion, and a supersized Purity).  Hmmm, now that I see it listed out like that, that’s quite a bit, isn’t it?  Well, they’re all products that I use all the time.  The prices were so good that I just couldn’t pass it up.  And that’s how they suck you in.

Anyway… getting back to the point of this post (I do have a point, I promise), I was once again flipping through the channels the other night and saw “Biggest Loser Living” on at 7:30.  I wondered what it was (see, curiosity again), and tuned in.

It was QVC again, featuring Biggest Loser season 5 winner, Ali Vincent.

blog-biggest-loser-aliNow you know I just had to find out what this was all about.

It turns out QVC was selling all sorts of Bigges Loser products.  Everything from food scales, to juicers, to workout DVDs.  I ended up getting a Biggest Loser Boot Camp/Yoga DVD set.

For $35.40, it comes with the Boot Camp DVD, the Weight Loss Yoga DVD, a weighted water ball, a jump rope, and a measuring tape.

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Each DVD is 55 minutes, and has 3 levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced).  If you go to the link above, you can watch a video that describes it.  Isn’t it fun when two of your obsessions, in this case Biggest Loser and QVC, come together so perfectly?  I’m excited and can’t wait to try it out.  I’ll definitely let you know how I like it when it arrives.

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