Working Out

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

When I changed my status to "CeeGee is really back this time," I had no idea what I was in for. Part of my new commitment was to join a gym. Saturday was my first appointment with a personal trainer. He is a really nice young man, previous college football player, and is still extremely fit! Saturday he showed me the type of workout I was going to be doing. All of the exercises are for my core. They didn't seem too difficult, but I was still stiff in a few unusual places on Sunday. Today, Monday, I was back for another personal training session. Oh my goodness, all those exercises that didn't seem too difficult, completely wiped me out. It was a bit embarrassing. I was sweating profusely. and I do mean profusely. My hair was drenched, from the top of my head to dripping off the ends. I honestly don't think I have ever sweat that much. I was rolling around on the floor, practically grunting as I struggled to do a few leg lifts. When I finally staggered into the locker room and looked in the mirror, I was really taken aback. My face was so red, it looked like I was about to explode. How humiliating. It all just goes to show me how badly out of shape I am. I am determined to keep this up and get stronger and more fit. It helps having a personal trainer there telling me what to do, correcting my posture, and not letting me give up. I bought a package of 8 personal training sessions. I know I won't be done at that point, so I hope that I will be able to afford more sessions.
It was a good feeling to exert myself to such an extent.
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    Hi Cathy;

    I wish I could have afforded a trainer but I joined the gym for 2 years and the second year I was doing chemo and so wiped out I went and could not move the machines and never went back because that was the year I almost died. Took too long to gain my strength back but I am there now. I walk 15 minutes in each hour that I can and make anywhere from 5 to 15 miles. Stay healthy and happy, live your life well. Learn something new each day. God bless you always.

    Smile Joyce
    2360 days ago
  • EMMIT99
    Good choice going with the personal trainer! They really work you hard, and are seriously inspirational and motivating! I'm super fortunate and was able to get one free through a project at my college, and I am loving it. You will too! It's super.
    2389 days ago
  • SALEX52
    It is so valuable to work with a personal trainer. Maybe after this first set of sessions, you'll be able to work with him leass frequently--like once a month--just to keep your form in good shape.
    2389 days ago
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