Well, I was just going to title this ‘Fitcourse’ but ‘Hope Springs Eternal’ sounds much more…well,…hopeful. And that is how I feel today.
Tuesday I went to meet with a personal trainer (finally.) Actually, she offered a group class called Fitcourse that I found more affordable, but then the class got delayed for a week, so I decided to meet with her privately this week, and it was so worth it. Tuesday, she took my measurements, and did a review of my current exercise habits, etc. And did a fitness test which was VERY tough. It doesn’t sound that tough, but I am sore today from the silly test. Stepping up 12 inches for 3 minutes was one, and pushups (correct form, Vickie) was another.
Then today I went back, and she gave me an evaluation of where I am, and what I will need to go to get to where I want to go. A lot of numbers (I’m a numbers gal, like you Lori,) so I really liked that. I won’t bore you with all the numbers, but I will say that my body fat percentage was horrifying a tad bit high. She calculated that I could eat 1470 calories a day if I did 4 hours of moderate exercise a week. Right now that is a lot more than I have been doing. But it is definitely a realistic goal of mine. That is obviously less calories than I have been eating lately, but I have gotten in the habit of counting calories (instead of points,) and am enjoying that.
She also designed a weight lifting program for me, keeping my back in mind, and worked with me on correct form, which I was sorely lacking in. I really enjoyed it so much, I could envision spending a lot of money this way. But for now, I’ll see how the course goes.
Just to be honest, the day in between, Wednesday, I did one of my long trips (6 hours in the car) back and forth to the Bay Area to help my dad and his wife. It was really a very good day, very gratifying that I can do little things that they appreciate so much. But there is really no ‘me’ time in a day like this, and for a selfish single gal like me, that is hard. I did good by deciding not to go out to dinner on the way home, but then I ate about a thousand (really) calories in the car on the drive home.
I am including pictures of spring in my garden (that is Rindy, one of the ‘bad little girls, who is keeping up her reputation by getting two bills out of my wallet $1 and $20, and only chewing on the $20.) And below is my finished ‘rug’ that I designed myself and started last summer at rug hooking camp. I really like it, and I am so excited that I am going to get to go back to Cambria for camp again this June.