Saturday, May 30, 2009

My First Personal Training Session

WHEW! Made it through that. Boy, it's amazing how much of a workout you can get just by being on a mat. My new trainer, Paul, worked me out on a mat for some exercises to increase the neurological link between mind and muscle, because when you aren't on a machine that guides your movement, you actually have to think about what you are doing. The good and bad thing about this is, now I have a real and hard workout routine that I can do anywhere. No more excuses about not having time to get to the gym to do my workout, darn. 

I have to say, I think my relationship with my trainer is going to be a love/hate, I'm going to love to hate him. OK, that's not totally true, he did a great job of pushing me to my limits, but not beyond them. So I feel like I got a workout, but I'm not so sore I can't move. The benefit of that is, I'll be ready to do more exercise tomorrow (cardio day), and won't be so sore that I can use that as an excuse not to. 

After my workout, my husband, son and I went to my mom's place and went swimming for about an hour and a half. Exercise that is so fun you don't realize you're exercising is my favorite. 

I'm also taking part in a fun challenge put on by a couple ladies who call themselves the Fabulous Fatties. It's a fun challenge about doing healthy things, and good deeds. Plus, you can meet a bunch of other people working to improve their health and weight. If you'd like to join in the fun, click the link below, to go to their blog. Be sure to tell them you were recommended by me (Twitter ID a_healthier_me). (don't worry that it says "last day" they changed it and allow late comers now). 

I'm aiming for 150 pts per day in the Fabulous Fatties Challenge #2, so I set up this tracker to follow my results.


Connie Weiss said...

I want to work with a trainer but I'm not ready....and I would have to join a gym. LOL!

I was in a pool yesterday too and my legs are killing me today.....I guess I got a better workout than I thought I did.

You are doing AWESOME on the challenge and I love you ticker idea.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Good job getting a trainer. They do push your limits further than you think you can go. That is why we pay them :) I love your little points ticker! You are awesome! Keep up the good work and we are so glad you are in the challenge!
XO Shannon