Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My girls rock!

As of late I've been on somewhat of a health kick, hitting the gym about 4 days a week.  Sometimes even more.  I know...I'm crazy.  Certifiably insane even, especially since I hate sweat.  I hate to sweat, I hate the smell of sweat, and most of all I hate to see and/or smell other people's sweat.  It's an issue that I deal with constantly at the gym, since most people go there to work up a sweat...lol.

Why the insane hours at the gym, you ask?  Well, Halloween is coming.  What does Halloween have to do with the gym?  EVERYTHING!  Have you seen the Halloween costumes that they have for women now days?  There are really only two choices; witch or sexy kitty....and who really wants to be a witch?

Come on?!?  Who doesn't want to look like this?  No, I'm not going to be Catwoman for Halloween...lol.  Actually, I'm going to be a cancan dancer.  I'll take a picture.  Yes, I promise!

Thus, my friend, Jenna, and I have made a pact to don sexy Halloween costumes this year.  We both joined 24 hour fitness last month and started taking exercise classes every night during the week.  (Previously, we were taking exercise classes at the Kailua Rec Center, but once our favorite teacher Gabby moved to the mainland we decided to join the gym for better exercise class time slots.  Hi Gabby!  We miss you!)

As a new member they offered me a promotional option for a personal trainer session.  I'm sure it's something that they sucker everyone into, but I thought why not give it a try?  I figured that I was either going to love it or hate it, but at the very least maybe it would make me dive hardcore into a fitness plan.  So I was assigned to a trainer named Cheynah and was told "Don't worry, you'll like her."  I was thinking, "Sure....she's going to yell at me to move my fat ass.  Yeah, I'll just love her to pieces."

Turns out that I actually do love her to pieces...lol.  After the first session I was hooked.  I did three sessions with her from my first package and ended up purchasing ten more.  She doesn't yell or nazi me around the gym.  She even puts up with me when I make my "Exercise is pure Hades" face during planks...lol.  We actually joke around a lot and have fun, all while exercising.  I know, I didn't think it would be possible either! 

Here's me and Cheynah after last night's workout.  She looks totally cute and I look like a dork.  Oh well.  I guess that's what I get for taking the photo after working out...lol.

So after about a month of exercise classes at the gym coupled with training sessions with Cheynah, I've lost....wait for it....wait for it...sorry I have to build at least a little bit of drama...4% body fat!  Hooray for less flabby body fat that could potentially stick out of my sexy Halloween costume! 

*General Body Fat Percentage Categories

Classification Women (% fat) Men (% fat)
Essential Fat 10-12% 2-4%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable 25-31% 18-25%
Obese 32% plus 25% plus
*American Council on Exercise

This puts me close to the lower end of the Acceptable category, which was my starting goal.  New goal, to get my butt into the Fitness category...without looking crazy buff that is...lol.  (Want to know where you stand Body Fat Percentage wise?  Click here.)

Thanks Cheynah for making exercise fun and for helping me to reach my fitness goals!  Thanks Jenna for going with me to exercise class after exercise class and walking on the treadmill with me after class because Cheynah said that I needed more cardio.  I couldn't have done it without both of you!  You girls rock!

So jump on the fitness bandwagon with me!  I want to hear all about your fitness goals in the comment section of this post....hint, hint!  If you need a personal trainer, I know an excellent one...but don't even think about trying to steal my time slots with her.  :)


  1. Thanks for being my workout partner too! I love you for it, you keep my lazy ass in check, lol. As far as the sexy Halloween costume, though... we'll have to see about that. Still working on ideas, and I'm sure it won't be a sexy as yours! :P

  2. No prob! :) Thanks for sticking with me. I'm sure that your costume will be just as sexy...though mine's not that sexy...lol.

  3. HAHAHAHAHAHA NICE!!!!! I don't really care for the pix of me lol but i do like your BLOG. It's cool lol your hilarious =D hahahaha.....n CAT WOMEN....DO IT!!!! You'll match :)

  4. Thanks...though I think I'll save Catwoman for another year. :)