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?