I met my personal trainer yesterday. Jen. She's really tall, early twenties and wears lots of mascara. I like her. So far. The butt kicking really hasn't begun yet. We had our inital meeting and fitness evaluation. It was like Presidential Fitness on crack.
I'm going to post my lame stats just so when I'm done with my 6 weeks with the trainer I'll see how much I've improved.
Push ups: 20
Sit-ups: 24 in 60 seconds
Weight: 208 (holy moly) I've gained almost 15 lbs. in the last 3 months. I started a new medication then but I don't want to give that all the blame---it's probably not helping my cause, though. I'll check with my dr. in a couple of weeks.
Cardio: 3 minutes stair climbing to a cadence. She took my heart rate after this and I don't know my results but it was a definite workout.
Flexibility test: This was really hard for me. I had to reach out for this metal thing with a ruler. I didn't do too well. I've got a lot to "fold over" so to speak.
I also had to set some goals. I'm going to be working out 5X a week. We're starting with 3 days cardio/ 2 days weights. We'll eventually bump that up to 5 days cardio/3 days weights plus some at home ab work.
She asked me when I wanted to have our appointments. She gave me a couple options: Monday--to help me get started on the right track; Wednesday--to help me stay motivated through the week; or Friday--because I'm going to be so sore when she's done with me I'll need the weekend to recover. I'm going to see her on Friday. So, I'm officially starting this Friday. I'm taking these next few days to recover from an illness. Eva and I are both sick. It's mainly a wicked cough and body aches. We're trying to stay hydrated and medicated. I haven't been getting enough rest but hopefully today willl be a "calm" day at Casa Nelson and I can take a little nap.