Workout Update

Last week, my gym offered a free class on fitness and nutrition, and they were raffling off some personal training sessions. I’m a lucky girl on stuff like that, so I figured I’d go, maybe learn something, maybe get something for free. Well, honestly, I didn’t learn anything and I didn’t win, either. They did offer a discounted rate on their training, though, so I gave in to the marketing pressure and hired a personal trainer for twelve sessions. I’ve been working out for a couple of months now, and I’m just not feeling as fabulous as I did that first week or so. I think I’ve just been going through the motions without pushing myself. I met with my trainer today. She started with the measurements, and let me just say, OHMYGOSHDOIEVERNEEDTOGETMYBUTTINGEAR! The truth is humiliating!

Anyway, I’ll be sore tomorrow, I know. My plan is to go with two sessions a week with her, at least for the first few weeks. I may stretch it to once a week after a few gos if I want to make the twelve session last a bit longer.

2 thoughts on “Workout Update

  1. I’d like to have a personal trainer, once I get fit enough to even have one (right now a physical therapist would still be more appropriate). I think that’s awesome that you’re deciding to do that.

    Even though I was overweight after having Katie, she was the easiest pregnancy, the easiest c-section recovery (which I attribute some of to Garza) and the easiest to return to pre-pregnancy fitness, and I swear it was because I was in such good shape before I got pregnant and then kept up with it until Garza told me to stop. So, I think you’ll be glad for this in a few months (hopefully just around the corner, huh?).

  2. That’s great, Amanda. My theory is this: If I’m at the gym, I’m going to make the most of my time there.

    I really bust my rear-end while I’m there. I do 45-60 minutes of cardio, depending on the day, the 45 min. of free-weight lifting. I will do a Body Pump class 1-2 times a week, which is essentially cardio weight lifting – high reps/high intensity.

    Do you have a heart rate monitor? I’d get one if you don’t. It helps to gauge your heart rate so you stay within a cardio zone while you are on the treadmill, elliptical, stair climber, etc. I mean, again, if you are going to be there, might as well work out in the proper heart rate zone! 🙂

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