My big toe. That's about it. I met with Anytime Fitness personal trainer, Sara last week and we created an exercise routine for me. Simple core-muscle targeting exercises for balance, posture, etc. but holy crap, was that hard! Sara walked me through the proper form, number of reps, weight to push/pull, etc. so I had a good handle on each movement and a solid routine to start with. I figure you gotta start somewhere and the only way I can go at this point is up. I was kinda freaked at how hard it was the first time and how sore I was, but I did another 3 sets and I did really well, not nearly as sore and definitely more confident about what I was doing. Plus, I'm doing well with balancing my meals and reducing portions by having healthy snacks throughout the day, so I'm not feeling hungry all the time or overeating. Right now, I am doing 1 day of all cardio and 2 days of floor exercises, weight training and a bit of cardio. I have to make sure I do this realistically and incorporate into my lifestyle and not go all gung ho and then eventually stop and gain it all back. Slow and steady wins the race:)
It's time...enough with the fast food, lack of movement and all around unhealthy choices. So, I'm back in the gym and eating healthier. Lifestyle changes can be kinda scary and intimidating with all the "what ifs" that go through my head. What if I fail? What if I hurt myself? What if I make all these changes and I still don't feel better about myself? But you can't give in to those daily doubts, so I'm working through them in sweat at Anytime Fitness. I really like the facility, it's has a much more personal feel than some of the really big gyms. Of course, I'm wondering "are people looking at me, judging me, etc.? Believe me, no one judges me more than myself, always has been that way...but at Anytime Fitness, I didn't feel as self-conscious as I thought I would. Maggie and the staff was very inviting and positive and all about moving forward and getting healthy, no matter what my starting level is. Workout #1, I decided to do cardio...my goal was 15-20 minutes on the elliptical...I did 40 minutes. O.K. not so bad, btw...the ellipticals at Anytime Fitness are awesome! Personal TV attached to each one, just tune in, plug in your headphones and go! Workout #2, I meet with Sara, one of Anytime Fitness' personal trainers. She's a roller derby chick for the Fox City Foxes, which I think is awesome! Anytime Fitness Workout #2 details to come....