Many of you know that I have been attempting to get into a regular exercise routine. Today I went a step further and started personal training sessions with three good friends of mine, in an attempt to really push myself to get into better shape (and therefore lose weight). I was totally freaked out about today's first session - I had visions of running laps or doing 100 crunches, none of which came to fruition (at least today).
It's been a long time since I've been in shape. Probably high school, really. After I stopped doing gymnastics in middle school, my shape got increasingly lost over the years. I've never really enjoyed exercise, but as I get older, I realize it's kind of necessary, unless I want to just eat salads for the rest of my life (which I don't). Exercise is just a necessary evil. I'm kind of embarrassed at how out of shape I am, and I was certain that today I would feel a whole new level of embarrassment over my lack of physical prowess, but in front of my friends. Fortunately, that was not the case.
Today's session was basically a circuit workout, consisting of 3 minutes of cardio, followed by weights, then lunges, then cardio, then weights, and so on. We did four full revolutions in our hour-long session today, and though I sweated like some kind of fraternity brother, I feel good about today's session. I really liked our trainer, she seemed to pick up on our individual strengths and weaknesses pretty quickly, though she was having a tough time with our names. I'm not feeling too terribly sore today, but admittedly our trainer was going easy on us today on purpose. She plans to really get things going on Thursday. I think I should be scared.
So I'll be officially training twice a week, and trying to do a good cardio workout at least one, if not two more days a week. If this doesn't kick my butt into shape, I don't know what will. OK, yes, I do, but a life without chocolate isn't worth living! Stay tuned to see how hard things get, and to hear how it's going!