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Rude Awakening :-O

Monday, March 05, 2007

Had my fitness assessment today at the gym (just joined). Thought my starting weight was 158--turns out it is 161. Puts my BMI in the "obese" range (I'm only 5'1"). Took measurements, and did some flexibility tests, cardio assessment, etc. Took front and side photos [did I mention how UNphotogenic I am?]. Anyway, all of this was a wakeup call. Instead of being depressed, I'm just very motivated to chart my PROGRESS as I experience it. :-)

Trainer and I agreed on a good plan: High Energy Step Class & some stretching/balance moves on M & F, 30 minutes cardio (elliptical, etc.) then Strength Training Class on T & Th, and 45 min. cardio on W & Sa; Sundays are rest. W & Sa can be walking outside in nice weather, at the gym in bad weather. The gym is a big motivation for me--at home, always find other things to do instead of workout. :-) Of course LIFE HAPPENS and there will be interruptions to the planned schedule. But then I can make myself workout at home so I can log it in my fitness planner!!

Getting bloodwork done tomorrow to (again) check thyroid levels; doctor may have to up meds again.

Tracking my food is a BIG help in this journey--really makes me aware of what I put in my mouth.

Now I just need to make all of these changes a regular part of my routine. Routine is good.

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