Thursday, March 10, 2011
Thank you for all of the sweet words after my last post. At the end of my personal training session yesterday, my trainer suggested I weigh myself using the gym scale. Keep in mind, I had my sweaty gym clothes on, had a hard 30 minute work out plus 30 minutes on the treadmill, and had eaten breakfast. Anyway, he told me to close my eyes, and a couple seconds later told me I had lost 4 lbs.
This was quite an eye opener, and a reminder that the number on the scale fluctuates and cannot be trusted by itself. I told my personal trainer that I wanted to do another print out of my information (BMI, etc.) and take my measurements with the tape measure again, because I'm going to rely on that. I can only imagine though - if the scale says I lost 4 lb. under those circumstances, can you imagine the loss first thing in the morning, after bathroom, before breakfast, with no clothes?! That's exciting.
I have one more class in a couple of hours before my spring break starts. I am going to continue my schedule with the gym and my internship, and filling the gaps with studying and catching up on school work. Basically, I am taking an entire day for each class to outline, quiz myself, and otherwise prepare for finals. This weekend I'm taking a break, and will hopefully get to use next weekend for the same thing. If not, I can use those extra two days for catch up.
Why did I title this entry "Who Am I?" As my personal trainer and I were discussing good classes for me to try out, I found a flyer for a 6 week, hour long boot camp starting next week. For $99, I can get my butt kicked twice a week. So now, here's my new gym schedule:
- Monday - Abs class, 30 minutes cardio
- Tuesday - Boot Camp
- Wednesday - Class or Strength Training, 30 minutes cardio
- Thursday - Boot Camp
- Friday - 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes with personal trainer
It combines several things I'm working on - training for my 5k, strength training, getting in more personal training (this makes it cheaper, so I can do it more times per week with the boot camp). And I can still take classes.
I hardly recognize myself. I think I can officially say that I am addicted to getting fit, building my endurance, and rocking my body!