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Body Assessment Day

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Yesterday I had my body assessment at the gym. Much as I expected, my BMI is past 'obese' and into 'shocking'. Years of yo-yo dieting without any real exercise has taken a toll on my muscle, and now I'm largely (no pun intended) fat. Time to get serious. I would love to use the services of the personal trainer at the gym. She's a lovely lady, a real inspiration and fun to work with. And, she's $70/session. To be fair, I could knock that down to about $50/session, but I'd have to sign up for a year's worth of sessions, three a week. $600/month. A full 10% of our monthly income -- which is already stretched to the breaking point.

It looks like I'll be doing this on my own. I know that strength training is going to be a big part of my recovery. The gym has a nice set of machines that aren't too difficult to use, though I'd feel more comfortable with someone watching me for form, etc. Any suggestions out there? I'm thinking I should hang out with the Iron Maidens, if "Maiden" can stretch to include a 55 year old married woman. Is there an Iron Crones group? emoticon

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SUNPANTHER 7/18/2012 7:45PM

    Whatever you need to do you'll find the strength to do it.

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IRONBLOSSOM 7/18/2012 1:52PM

    Oooh, I had mine on the 16th and I also was very unhappy with my fat content. I mean, like you I'm sure, I went in knowing it would be bad, but I just didn't know HOW bad.

I was able to sign up for 8 sessions with the trainer, but after that I'll be back on my own! I recommend looking into the fitness classes, there are often ones that incorporate lifting. Other than that, just take it easy (in attitude, not effort!) and know that everyone there was new once too! Finally, variety is the key, mix it up! Try something new every day (or at least every week)! :-)

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