Thursday, October 03, 2013
I have no business upping my personal trainer sessions since I don't have a lot of money, but for the next three months, I will be seeing my personal trainer for two times a week. That's October, November, and December.
My goals are to learn 1) how to use more machines in more ways safely (I have a herniated disk); 2) how to space out my workouts; and 3) how to do more exercises using various tools (the step, the stability ball, dumbbells, etc.) that won't hurt my back.
Also, I am attacking head-on the fact that I am having a difficult time meeting my caloric needs. It's difficult for me to eat all that I am supposed to every day; I just get full. Additional weight training sessions should "up" my appetite. Also, my trainer suggested eating sweet potatoes & brown rice for good complex carbs and tuna fish & broccoli for good protein. I will be doing my best to eat enough food every day.
Since I tend to fear the month of January (it just seems like a spiritual desert--cold and empty after the emotional warmth of the holiday season), I am already making a tentative plan to look forward to in January. My 2x a week training sessions will end at the end of December, and so I figure I will "up" my gym membership (for January through March) to include classes; I'll then start going to spin classes to get stronger on the bicycle. I'm hoping the spin classes will get me ready for cycling outside starting in March when I'll go back down to a basic inexpensive gym membership.
And I hope to get down to the weight 163 by November 3rd; my weight is ridiculously all over the place . . . 161 one day, 167 the next. Maybe I should only weigh myself once every two weeks. Yeah, I think that's what I'll do.