UH OH..... What have I gotten myself into????
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I did something yesterday I thought I would never do and I am rather nervous about it.
It requires a serious commitment of at least 3 days a week, traveling 40 miles round trip, and time usage of 3 hours or so each day. Also, this will cost me $$$$$ and a personal commitment to myself requiring accountability.
You may be asking, "What has this woman gotten herself into........................?"
I purchased a membership at a new gym and most important, bought a large block of time for personal training. I try to get my fitness in how and when I can, but it is oh so easy for me to cheat on myself. Common sense tells me, "Well silly, who is really hurting who here?" But somehow in my moments of weakness, that concept n e v e r seems to matter. I have the type of personality that produces better when I must answer to someone or something else other than myself. In other words, I do best when someone is watching me. That's right and I recognize I need to have a regular appointment and obligation SCHEDULED!!!
My first training session is Monday evening, July 25 at 6PM with Max the trainer. They have about 30 different trainers. I questioned whether Max was suitable for women my age and I was assured he was. Phew!!!! I would hate to collapse after 15 minutes on the gym floor in front of everyone. At least let me get out of there before that happens.
Yesterday, I set a new personal goal, which is to be at my target weight of 145 by November 14, my 55th birthday, or 116 days from now. Can't believe that 55 thing...when did that happen?? This involves a weight loss of about 30 pounds. I also want to reduce my body fat, which is at 32% (blaugh) to 25% or lower. My goals are NOT outrageous and very reasonable. Max is also a degreed dietician so I am hoping to tap into his expertise in that area.
This new gym has much more to offer than my former gym. It is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week, has a huge lap swimming pool, weights, hot tub, cardio, sauna, steam room, and has about 100 exercise classes a week. There is also a full service spa and for those that care...tanning. No excuses and something for everyone.
My approach will be to think of this personal project as a serious obligation, healthwise and egowise. A job to do, but one that I can enjoy and be proud of. Pride of course, after I begin to see some progress on my part. In the end the success is up to me. Wish me luck and I will keep everyone posted!!!