I made an appointment with a personal trainer yesterday and went for an introductory meeting and fitness test.
Previously I've been of the mindset that I'm too fat for a gym. I'm too out of shape and will just make a fool of myself. So, has my mindset changed? Well, not really. My meeting was at a privately owned gym and there aren't other classes going on at the time so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. However, I am working on the whole "who cares what other people think" thing too. I don't know why I'm concerned about people seeing me at the gym when it clearly shows and effort to be healthier, but I do. I think it is just because I feel so out of shape!
I was happy with my meeting though. I received some great advice as for things to look for and questions to ask from you lovely people, so thanks to all who gave me advice!
The trainer was really nice and she talked to me for awhile in her office going over past activities and health concerns and all that. She explained her philosophy, asked me how I was personally motivated, what I wanted to get out of it all, specific goals, etc. She had a very bubbly and happy personality and from her talking about everything I could tell that she really loves her job and she seems very knowledgeable.
The other part of the meeting was a fitness test so that she could gauge my fitness level. I was worried about this and got in my head again about the potential for embarrassment and she said something that is so true and that I so needed to be reminded of and that is that everybody has to start somewhere.
The fitness test included seeing how many push-ups I could do in 30 seconds and I can tell you that I learned that I can't do many! Of girl push-ups I maybe did 8 correctly going down as far as she wanted. Then we did crunches for a minute, followed by a 3 minute step test and then checked my heart rate.
She recorded everything and said that she likes to create a binder for each client so we can better track progress. I also filled out some forms with a bunch of info that basically encompassed the majority of our discussion in her office about my goals and such. She then said she would review everything and design an hour workout based on everything.
So I've committed. I will be going to my first session with her on Tuesday. We will see how this goes!
Another Non-Scale Victory, which you can still linkup and share yours here.
Anyone else have new gym experiences you want to share? What are your favorite activities to do during your gym workouts?
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In other news, I've decided that I am starting to accept sponsors for February! If you are interested in sponsoring my blog you can check out my sponsor page :)
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Now on to this weeks Pit(s) and Peak(s):
In no particular order:
1. The cold! It is freezing. I know it is January and all, but can it please be summer now?
2. The Pens lost their home opener :(
3. I had major snacking issues this week. I wanted to munch on everything and I'm pretty sure I've gained a little as of now. Hoping I can get back on track for an ok weigh in Sunday.
1. I went down a clothing size!
2. I've connected with some great other bloggers more on my new facebook group! You can request to join here.
3. I co-hosted my first blog linkup celebrating non-scale victories!
4. JT came out with a music video! I'm not loving the song, but it is nice having him make music again. If he tours, you bet this girl will be in line waiting for tickets.