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Working out with a trainer today

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

I've belonged to several gyms in the past--Family Fitness (we used to call it "Family Fatness"), Nautilus, UC Berkeley's student/faculty gym, and the YMCA are the ones that come to mind. This time around I decided not to join a gym but rather to do my strength training at home, however, I've come to the point in my quest for fitness where I need more strength training "tools" than I now have.

As I thought through my options, I came to think that joining a gym might actually be the best option because (1) I've already built the habit of exercising 6 days per week and so I'm eager to strength train, in other words, I won't struggle with actually going to the gym, (2) at $12 per month it's actually the financially sensible decision, and (3) I really don't want to take up an entire room in my house to fit a weight training system.

So, I joined the gym last week and I've worked out there twice so far. Today I meet with the trainer for my one free session. I look forward to this because, although I've worked out with machines for many years, I've never used free weights much which is what the trainer is going to guide me through. We'll see how it goes!

  
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DAISYDAY25 9/1/2009 2:17PM

  Sounds like you are on the road to using a gym, good job. Good luck as you continue.

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Lazy Day

Monday, August 31, 2009

Today's my day off--heavy on the off! I've done nothing today and it sure feels good.

  
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KAMEL622 9/1/2009 12:22AM

    You needed it!!!

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I'm Tired

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It's been another long week--I worked just shy of 70 hours and 72 hours last week. For some this is normal but it's whacked for me and I'm sure ready for my day off!

  
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KRISTYSMOM 8/30/2009 6:30PM

    Wow. with a schedule like that is must be tough to find some time for yourself, but try to.



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Low Cal "Soup" Day

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Well, my wife and I went out and celebrated her new job last night and I ate a wee much! So I'm going to opt for a low cal soup day today, which means I'll eat soup for every meal and snack as normal. I usually only do this on Mondays, my day off, but this is the price I pay for indulging yesterday!

It was worth it.

  


Decided to Join a Gym

Friday, August 28, 2009

After five months of being with SP and doing my strength training at home, I decided to join a small, local gym. Reason being I need to step up from what I'm able to do with what I have and as I considered all my options I concluded that $12 per month for top-of-the-line equipment is well worth it. I meet with a trainer on Tuesday for a free session. I can't wait to develop my weekly strength plan!

  
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DAISYDAY25 8/28/2009 12:42PM

  Good Luck in your new adventure. Use all the gym facilities for all they can give you.

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AMOLINE25 8/28/2009 10:58AM

    Good Luck and have fun at the Gym!!! I really enjoy the classes. They motivate me to go harder and faster. (mainly because I don't want to look like a slacker in front of a bunch of other people). Have Fun!

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KAMEL622 8/28/2009 10:10AM

    Awesome!!! Wow, and that is a great price too. It's great that you'll meet with a trainer too. I had a gym membership a few years back and enjoyed it but found once winter snow hit I didn't want to go.....ride on........kath

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SCOTTY51 8/28/2009 7:36AM

    Go Chandren. Teh gym might feel intimidating at first, but you did the right thing setting up an appointment with a trainer. I love my gym and go every chance I get. Good luck with this change!!

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