Eye of the Tiger!

I have been with a personal trainer for more than 18 months. I am doing this because I woke up at 35 and realized I would be diabetic by the time I hit 40. There is a family history and I was gestationally diabetic with T1 and inconclusively not with T2. It is not a matter of if I’ll end up with diabetes, it is a matter of when. DH and I feel that the benefits of hiring the trainer now outweighs the medical bills later.

I pay the trainer, whom I affectionately refer to as the Torturer, only and not a gym. I’ve done the gym and trainer combo before. I am just not a person who will work out on their own consistently. There is something about these standing appointments, some accountability. And he’s flexible so if I need to come in early or change days due to a sub job, it works with my life.

And it is old school. Lots of free weights, body weights, muscle confusion, running. And there are no mirrors and no skinny women on treadmills that I want to slap.

Early last year I had a cousin who would post E.o.t.T. as his FB status every time he went to the gym. He had a resolution to go for 100 days. It was inspirational and I borrowed the idea for while. It was a little more positive than posting “going to torture” all the time.

I am creating this page to try something–to see if this keeps me a little more honest in my eating habits and if it helps get over some plateaus.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an expert. ALWAYS consult a physician before starting an exercise routine. I cannot be held responsible for any injuries resulting from trying anything written about here. Many of these routines require a spotter, preferably one stronger than you!

DIET: The torturer has me on a “short-term” diet. One that I would be able to get off of if I reached my goal weight and stopped cheating. Often I walk into a session feeling like it’s confession–“Forgive me, Torturer, for I have eaten…” Hey, it’s job security if you ask me! And muscle weighs more!
           Low carb–only rice, oatmeal, red skin potatoes, and sweet potatoes allowed.
           No dairy. No fruit.

I’m new to blogging so I’m going to see if I can add posts to this page alone without on my home page. Once I figure it all out I’ll fine tune it and add posts on the workouts, diet modifications/cheats, and progress.


  1. Okay, I’ve been informed there is no way to split up my posts. I will either have to create a separate blog or just a separate category. I think I will go with the latter as I’m having a hard enough time with spam referrers and fake traffic on this blog. The new category will be E.o.t.T.

  2. I have just added a page to my blog, to keep up with my ups and downs for weight loss!! Motivation!

    • I need to try and keep up with my E.o.t.T. posts to keep myself a little more motivated. Maybe if I’m “confessing” on here I won’t be so likely to give into stress eating like I did Monday night when I just really, really wanted Chinese food. Every step forward is a step forward. Best wishes!

  3. I, too am going to be doing this… I had a pretty good head start, however have been set back with a knee injury.
    Maybe we can support each other when I get back into the swing of it?? 🙂

    • I always fear injuries–low back pain, pulled muscles, anything that sidelines me. Right now I think I have a broken bone in my foot or gout but I won’t go to the doctor because I don’t want them to tell me I have to stop working out. Don’t worry, I won’t be so pigheaded that I do more damage (I hope). The Torturer always listens when I say something hurts and he will modify the routine and have me do stretches and rehab moves (part of his background) before moving on. So, just take it one step of the time, listen to your aches and pains, and I’m hear to support anyone that wants it! E.o.t.T.!

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