Friday, April 12, 2013
I just told the PE/football coach at my school that I was going to start lifting weights next week. I was hoping he'd talk about weight lifting with me. Instead, he tried to sell me some kind of appetite suppressant. :/ He says he's already lost 5 pounds because he's only eating one meal a day now. You think that he, being a coach (as well as holding a teaching degree in physical education), would know better. You've got to have enough calories to support your activities. Plus, that's just tricking your body into not eating, not teaching it it how to make good eating choices.
I'm really excited about starting this lifting program! I haven't finished reading "New Rules of Lifting for Women" yet, but I'm enjoying it. He talks a lot about your muscles getting bigger, and they're not really going to get huge on women, but a little bigger. One example was of your shoulders widening a little, to where dress straps would stay up. I WANT THAT!! lol
The plan is to look up and practice all the exercises before I go so that I don't have to refer back to the book the whole time. I think knowing how to do the exercises already will help me feel less intimidated by the free weights section. I can pretend I know what I'm doing. :) I'm going to go right after school, and I don't think it's as busy then. I've seen a lot of weight lifters come at like 9 pm, so I know not to go then. :) And I looked at a lot of people's tracking sheets and make one of my own today, so I'm ready with that part. I've got one page with the week's workouts on it, where I can check it off and write how much I did, then another summary page where I can transfer the info later. That one is organized by exercise, so I'll be able to look down the column and see my progress on each one. :)