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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Day One of the Butt Kicking

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.


  1. Anonymous9:43 AM

    I did a personal trainer evalutation once at the Racquet Club off of Old Chenney. I did terrible on the flexiblity test also. We set up a workout program and some goals. I didn't have the trainer during the work outs but he checked my sheet. I did okay for about 2 weeks but you are going to go all the way lady. I am trying to get a walking habit for me here. Being in an apartment has not be good for any of us. The girls and I plan to go to Davids work after lunch and walk with him there.

    You can do it Christy!!!

  2. Christy,
    I feel your pain. It is worth it!
    Love Mom

  3. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Yeah Christy! This is going to be awesome. Good for you. Have you done weight training before? You're going to love it. Every time I get back into exercise with weights I see results pretty quickly. I can't wait to hear how your first workout goes on Friday. I hope your cold is done by then.

    My fitness goal is to stop eating candy. Darn you, Halloween!


  4. Catherine--at CVS pharmacy they had bags of little snickers for 79 cents! Bad, bad, bad. I put them in the freezer and somehow there is only one bag left! I'm not allowing myself to open the next bag.
    Must resist!

  5. wow i want a personal trainer! i'm so jealous! i hope that you are able to KICK butt when you're done!

  6. Good Luck!! It helps to have a forces you to get over the hard spots........

    You can do it!

  7. Wow sounds like some hard work ahead of you, You can do it! Thats awesome, I hope you still like your personal trainer in a few weeks... :)I wish i could have one. You rock girl!

  8. Janet7:42 PM

    I hope the cold goes away quickly. It's miserable when you're sick when you have little ones to referee.

    Good luck with the workouts. I could stand to do something like that too. I'm impressed with the 20 push-ups. That's a definite weak area with me. Hve fun.

  9. You go girl! Keep us posted.

  10. Anonymous11:11 PM

    Did you have to do calf raises? I'd be interested to hear how many lifts those toned puppies could do. :)



  11. That's true! My calves are machines.

  12. 20 push-ups and 24 sit-ups sound pretty impressive to me! I'm not sure I could do that many. I should plop myself right down on the floor and try it out right now, but . . . lazy . . .

    Good luck! I'm sure you'll be great.