Wednesday, December 28, 2011

If at first you don't succeed...

... try, try again!  And that I shall.  My sweet hubby is kicking some healthy eating ass lately, and he is looking and feeling great.  Time I did the same.  I've even signed up for recurring personal training sessions at the gym.  Here's to success in 2012!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Trainer Kicked My A$$ in 7 Minutes Flat!

When I joined my gym earlier this year, the membership came with two free personal training sessions, to get a physical assessment and get a workout routine established.  Today, I finally got around to the assessment portion.  I actually kind of felt like I was on the Biggest Loser, in both a good and a bad way, I had to answer a bunch of health/lifestyle questions, got weight and bodyfat measurements taken, and was issued a "health age" to compare to my regular age, among other stats.  Well, I knew it wouldn't be good, but it still smarts to see it in print:  I am 40 years old, with a health age of 55.  And my body fat percentage was 38.5.  Holy crap, I am over a third fat!!!  And then, he managed to do a fitness assessment that consisted of squats, lunges, step ups onto a weight bench, push ups, tricep dips, and crunches that left me feeling like a complete puddle of goo after 7 minutes.  Awful.  And revealing.  I learned a lot, too.  Next week I get my workout.