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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Work out

Yesterday I was so excited and scared at the same time. I got off work and drove to the gym. When I arrived I said a little prayer asking for strength. Something I need a lot of.

Once I got in the Gym I found my trainer she put me on the treadmill for 5 minutes to see what I could do. While she read my food diary. Big surprise she said I was eating the wrong foods.
Then we moved to the other side of the building to a bunch of machines I don't even know the names of.
The first one was this thing that I stood on and spun this crank thing with my hands for like 30 seconds slow then 30 sec really fast and hard. Then I changed the direction and spun it toward myself with the same 30 fast and 30 slow. After about 5 minutes I thought I like this, but it is getting hard.

Then we moved on to the next torture device, um I mean machine. This one I got to sit on yea I can rest my spaghetti legs. Wrong this one was working the legs. I had to push these big pedals trying to use the heel more than the toe. By this time my shorts were just a little sweaty and I was slip sliding around like you wouldn't believe.

After 5 minutes we moved on to a thing that was sort of like a bike. More like a recumbent bike the pedals were in front of me rather than below. Again we did the fast and slow thing, for 5 minutes by this time my left knee was shaking really bad.

When I thought I was sure to throw up, we moved back to the evil crank thing for another 5 minutes. My only thought was at least I am not having to push with my legs. When I was on the verge of tears Bethany told me it was time to stop and go to another area. Yes, I get to get away from those torture devices!

Wrong we moved on to something I thought looked so cool when I saw them doing it on Biggest Looser. Well let me be perfectly clear the moving stairway is not cool. It is extremely scary. I just knew I was going to miss a step and fall to the floor. But I did survive my 5 minutes on the stair thing. My friend Carrie said that she only made it 3 minutes the first time on that machine so I do feel better to know I at least made the whole 5 minutes.

Then the scariest part of the day was when we went into the dressing room to measure me. I know I am fat. I know that I am lumpy and terribly out of shape but, I had no idea my waist and hips were that big around. I know that sounds silly but I don't measure myself that often so I was really shocked at the #'s. When she weighed me I weighed 4 lbs more than I did at home but, I was wearing clothes and shoes so I am assuming that is the 4 lbs.

This morning I woke up and stretched and got the surprise of my life. I am not sore! My body feels great. The only place I am slightly sore is in my left knee. The big surprise is that when I weighed at home this morning I had lost 2 lbs since yesterday morning. It was probably all sweat.

I am not supposed to meet with my trainer again until Thursday but she teaches a class this afternoon at 5:30. I have decided to go get that extra workout, wow I am volunteering for excises I may be possessed.

Have a wonderful day and be blessed.