Saturday, February 16, 2013
I make excuses. I do not want to be seen as I am. I do very little exercise but I am willing to do physical labor where I can see what I accomplish. I enjoyed gardening and construction projects. I feel the burn and sense of accomplishment that comes as reward at the end of each evening as a result of my labor.
A fat man at a health club is a strange place for me. Less than seven years ago I signed up at W.....'s Gym and wanted to take a yoga class. The instructor told the class that we are better than the people out there pumping iron or doing cardio because we have to be more fit to succeed in her class.
It was difficult in the core training and yoga class. Since I had a difficult time I asked the instructor what I could do to help myself in her class. Lose weight and cardio was not the answer I was looking for at that time.
I paid for a family membership and the trainers/sells people kept canceling appointments to help show how to use the equipment. I spoke to a trainer (30 minutes for free) and he used his calculator and informed me that I would need to drink two ounces of water a day for each of the pounds I need to loose. 38 cups a day is a lot and unrealistic. A person would die drinking three hundred ounces of water a day.... See I make excuses.
Within five minutes he showed me where the on and off buttons were on the tread mill and said that all the machines had instructional material printed on them.
He suggested that I come in 5 days a week and after loosing 30 pounds he would meet with me again for his normal coaching fee sold in 5 hour increments. What a deal!
i'LL BE BACK LATER TO FINISH