Thursday, February 4

how am i measuring up?

Hey all - so, I believe I have mentioned my persistent trainer - we'll call him Mr.Trainer (original, I know). He is awesome. Funny thing is, when we signed up at 24hr in September, we got 3 training sessions free (it was some promo). So after those 3 sessions, I was prepared to say, "It's been great. It's been sweaty. See you around." And scamper off to nurse my aching muscles. But nooooo. Mr. Trainer texts me if he hasn't seen me at the gym, and is always trying to get me to come in and train with him. Believe me, if I could afford it, I'd work out with him every day! But a gym membership alone is costly enough! He knows that I'm not financially in a position to work with him consistently, but that doesn't stop him from wanting to help me (and his wallet, too, I'm sure). It's actually a great extra source of motivation, because if I haven't seen him in oh, a day, I figure I better get my butt in there or I'll be hearing from him. I think he might live there, because he actually is there every time I am. And trust me, I don't go at a regular time each day. Anywhere from about 4am - 11pm. And sometimes between 11pm and 4am. I mentioned that one of my goals was to go in and get measured with him before my bday, and I did just that on Tuesday. 

  •  Down 9 lbs since the last time we measured (12 lbs overall)
  • Lost fat/inches in biceps, triceps, back, chest (Mr. Trainer doesn't like when I lose an inch in the chest because he says I do too much cardio and will get saggy...but I like it, so there. I mean, I do my obligatory chest presses and stuff, too dontcha know).
  • Lost fat in abdomen (measured with the mean ole pinchers) but no inches...hmmmm. No bueno. Because according to Mr. Trainer, this is the main place that indicates the tightening of the body.
  • No lost inches in booty. Damn.
  • BMI and body fat % are down 
  • Lost two pounds of muscle apparently...oops. Don't know how considering I think I do a pretty good job at lifting/cardio. I definitely eat - no starvation going on here - and I try to drink protein shakes...when I think about it...
Overall, I am pleased with our little measuring session. I'm going to work really hard on my core in the next month, and set a goal to get measured again by the end of March. Let's say March 25th just because that sounds nice.

One thing that I think is really affecting my health is my sleep pattern - or lack there of. This last week, I never really got back into sleeping at nights. I was always up by like 3 or 4am...which is evidenced by my early bird facebook activity. Ugh. I start my work week tonight, then next week I am going to try SUPER hard to get on a regular night sleep schedule. 

I finished Life of Pi by Yann Martel this week. I started it in November, and had a really difficult time getting into it. The first 60 pages or so are background and didn't really keep my attention. But then it gets to the part where a 16-year-old boy gets stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a life boat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra, and a tiger. Yep. Things got interesting, all right! Once I got there, I finished it in 2 days! Haha. 

I am now reading Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth. And I'd love to get some book suggestions for when I'm finished. Any suggestions? I read pretty much all genres! On my list are The Faith Club, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Son of a Witch, and The Help

I hope everyone has had a great week! Anyone have awesome weekend plans? Pray for tons of deliveries for me so that I can stay and work on my floor and not get canceled or floated too much! FYI - I got floated to the ICU last weekend...really great learning experience, but also really scary. Tubes EVERYWHERE. Not quite the same happy-go-lucky joyful general attitude in the ICU that you find on the postpartum unit!

Oh, and I finally got my first Artist's Magazine and Cosmo en Espanol! That I ordered in November! So I've got a lot to read, and I'm looking forward to it!

Cheers :)


  1. Read: The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao... just finished it and loved it. Plus it just won the Pulitzer Prize... legit!

  2. That is wonderful news bmy friend! Keep it up!! :-)

  3. Well done, my dear! I am so proud of you! :-) As for a book suggestion, I highly recommend "The Gargoyle" by Andrew Davidson. It's my current favorite book. And, what would you think about tentatively planning a Denver Art Museum date for March 6th? It's the first Sat of the month, so entrance is free!

  4. Sounds like you're doing GREAT Kaity - so proud of you. Good job getting measured too...I REALLY wish I would have done that in the beginning but alas, I am stuck with my not-so-scientific at-home measurements, but hey - work with what ya got, eh?

    I don't know if you've read it already but I would definitely suggest Eat, Pray, Love. It's being made into a movie right now starring Julia Roberts and it was FANTASTIC!



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