Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New gym = New beginnings

Lets just say that it's a really good thing I sit for a living because my legs aren't working so well. Not smelling so good either but I will have more time to freshen up after I've got the routine down a little more. I honestly didn't think I'd work hard my first day. Ha!

I had my free appt. with the trainer at the new gym and it was great! Part of the reason the gym is so cheap is that so you can actually afford to use the trainers if you want to. I'm not sure yet if that's in the budget just now but we'll see. They seem pretty easy to work with as far as letting you pay for a little at a time. I liked him okay and he REALLY seemed to know what he was doing. Georgia Tech kid too so not a dumbass :) If I was paying him there's no way he would be taking phone calls on my time but since this one was free I let it slide.

We mostly did body weight exercises and abs. I finally got to try the kettlebell and I could really get into that. I was sweating up a storm and totally out of breath. That's why trainers work so well. I would have never made myself work so hard if I were just doing that on my own.

There's so much conflicting information out there about how much you should lift and how much cardio you should do and where your heart rate should be and if it matters yadda yadda yadda. He says some things that conflict with what Jillian says but I think you just have to put your faith in something and get moving. I know that when I lost 100 pounds I didn't really lift weights but maybe that's part of the reason I gained it back. Who knows. The point is I'm working out and I'm committing to it 6 days a week.

I really feel like this is a new start for me. I've been trying to figure out the best way for me to work in the work out and I feel like I don't have to search anymore. Things are about to start happenin' up in this blog!


  1. Sounds like a great workout!!I'm glad you found something that will be exciting and fun for you.

  2. So, you liked the kettlebell thing? I'd like to try it too.

    Sounds like a good new start.

  3. I'm always confused about how much strength training to do also. The shred workout is every day weightlifting, but I asked a girl I know that is a personal trainer, and she said you should only do strength training 3-4 times a week. Not sure what the answer is there.

    Keep up the great work, girl! You've made me want to go get a trainer. :)

  4. Yep, you said it - the trainers work because we would never work that hard on our true for me.

    And you like the kettlebell? Dang, that's's not one of my favorites, but that's because it's frickin' heavy (and I know that's the point, but still!), lol!

  5. Thanks for the info on the gym...still trying to decide what I'm going to proud of you for getting started!!! I talked to Dwayne tonight about it, and he wants to go to a store w/ used equipment and see about getting me a treadmill for here at the house...that cuts out the gym membership fees and the gas money to get there....we'll see what happens. :)

  6. for me it's always about no pain :) and sticking with anything long enough to see if it works!
    sounds like your trainer has a plan----and Im so glad you enjoyed it today.

    are you sore as the proverbial mo fo' this morning?

  7. Good for you! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the great work!

  8. When that mojo calls, you've just got to answer. I'm so excited for you and this fresh start. Great things are on the way.

  9. Trainers are helpful, for sure. The program I enrolled in offers a free session 2x/month - one for full measurements, and one for tweaking and mixing up the routine. I don't know what a kettlebell is, but it sounds lyrical, and thus appealing! Good luck with the new workout. We'll be tuning in to see how it goes.

  10. Way to go, girl! I joined a gym too and work with a trainer once a week. He is a slave driver but that is exactly what I need. On my own I never would work that hard.
    Keep it up.

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  12. Way to go! Keep up the great work. :)

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