Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Oh my God, Jodi!"

July 19, 2011.

"Oh my God, Jodi!" is what I exclaimed aloud as I tried, but failed, to get up from the couch today after a one hour nap. I met with Jodi, my trainer, today thinking she would just check in on how I was doing with my new program. I was wrong. She gave me a new one. I knew it was hard, but I didn't think it was that bad until I fell asleep on the couch when I got home, woke up, and tried to sit up. My abs would not engage and I nearly fell off the couch. I had to roll off in order to get up because even a second attempt did not work.

My new goal for cardio is to run (at least a little bit). I am now on the treadmill for 10 minutes doing a 1 minute walk at 3.5mph and a 1 minute run at 5.0mph and repeating this process. Today I was successful with a 2 minute walk after the first 2 sprints as I needed more recovery time. Even Jodi expressed her congratulations "You're running now? That's awesome!" at seeing me run on the treadmill.

My new program takes less than 30 minutes (not including my cardio) and it has cardio built into it because there is no down time for set-up and I'm moving around a lot more. I do the entire program in one corner of the gym that is fairly empty at most times so this makes my life much easier. I do push-ups (beat your record), various crunches, ball work, BOSU and step squats and lunges, and freeweights for my arms and shoulders. More details about these to come. My abd have to be engaged for almost the whole workout so it is no wonder they didn't like me much later this afternoon.

Chris reported back to me tonight after his new program routine with Jodi that she mentioned she could see some changes in me and that I would be happy with my measurements at assessment time (end of August). She also told him that when girls start training their body likes to hold onto everything they have and not drop weight. You have to be persistent until your metabolosim catches up to your intentions.

Gym today was amazing!!! I definitely love it today. I even pondered the idea of going to the gym twice in one day if I went in the morning and then went back with Chris in the evening sometime. I decided I'm not there yet, but was happy that I at least considered it.

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