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Sunday, 24 February 2008
Yesterday's weigh in shows a slight gain but a significant body fat% loss from 17.8% to 16.8%. If the scales are to be believed I lost 0.56kg of fat and gained 0.86kg of muscle.
Yesterday I went to the Sydney Get Ready 2008 seminar with Jo Rogers and Donna Jones. I had a fabulous day even though I had to get up really early and take a really long train ride to Seven Hills.
Jo and Donna were both lovely. Jo is a former body building champion and Donna is a fitness pro currently 8 weeks out from a show in New York. They shared with us their experiences as competitors along with tricks of the trade.
There were videos, discussions, Q&A and posing practice. My muscles are very sore today.
I was the only former fat chick present, as everyone else had worked out or participated in some sport since they were pre-natal. I was also the fattest which was slighly annoying until I realised that I had an unfair advantage. I was the only girl who had ongoing experience in the field of dieting. Being unaccustomed to normal eating, I am actually eating more than I ever did in order to lean down. I suspect that everyone else has to eat less than their normal diet to shed that last bit of fat.
I also got my shoes - which I really love. I am wearing them around the house which makes my husband amused and strangely intrigued (boys!!). That's a 5 1/2 inch heel thank you very much!!
Apparently I am holding a lot of water rather than fat and I have no arse. I also need to work on my shoulders. Jo did this thing to my back that made my shoulders pop out really wide but I can't work out how to do it on my own.
It was well worth the time, and I got a goody bag with T-shirts, powders and potions.
Thank you Jo and Donna for a wonderful day - you are two amazing ladies who are wonderful and generous role models for the sport. You have inspired me!