getting active

Friday, March 16, 2007

After a slow couple of weeks I bit the bullet. I headed out to my local gym to sign up and I discovered a few big things not just about me but how a lot of people view the whole health track.
A while back I gave up on the scale. I don't have one in my appartment and after several years of watching the numbers on the dial I finally came to accsept that how much I way is a rough indication of how in shape I am, nothing more. Instead I'm looking more at my friend the tape measurer and how much flubber I can see on my body. When I told the trainer who was giving me the walk through of the gym she told me that she was so happy to hear that. Too many women she's helped have been fixated on the number on the scale. And the fact that I was wanted to lose inches rather then focousing on loseing weight was something to be encoraged.
I also think I surprised the trainer with how familiar I am with exersise and my knowlage of who the body works in general. I was lucky growing up in the fact that my mom taught arobics and was a life guard at the local pool so I got an early education when it came to fitness. Having to study anatomy in collage helped as well.
She also implied that I have a decent base when it comes to weight training after telling her about helping to build our barn and dealing with horses. Those bags of feed and haybales are anything but light.
I'm really looking forward to being able to exsperement with all the diffrent gym eqipment as well as try out some yoga and belly danceing.
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