Making Routine My Play-Thing

ID-100209643Today was my first session with my new personal trainer – Cath.  With travel and work, it’s taken a little while to get everything ‘locked in’ but it’s all go now.

This morning was a complimentary chat about my goals, what she proposed we do, and a mini-training session to make sure we were comfortable with the style of training and communication.  Five minutes in, I knew Cath was the ideal trainer for me – she was straight up, honest with a ‘no bull’ attitude toward training and reaching goals.

Our mini-training session wasn’t too hard, but it was a good indicator that I’ll be doing workouts that push me.  And I’m definitely feeling the jumping squats in my thighs this evening.  I’m looking forward to it getting worse (then better!).

I’m all signed up for weekly PT sessions from Tuesday evening, and working to a programme on the other days of the week.

Is it weird that I’m this excited about getting in that much pain?

Fitness That Gets You Bouncing

For those of you who haven’t stumbled across it already, this video is making its rounds around Facebook;

Now that’s a high energy fitness class.

I’ve watched the clip half a dozen times over the last couple of days – each time it appears in my news feed – and it gets be bopping away with them.

How fun would a class like that be?

As a woman with no rhythm, I would find it hard to keep up – but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t have fun laughing at myself as I tried!

Has anyone been to a class like this one?  Do you know where you can find others like it?

Can’t Put a Price on Health

ID-100202593This evening I took the first step in securing regular personal training sessions at my gym.

I’m looking to focus on weight training, because I feel like cardio and interval training is something I can keep up with on my own.

But when it comes to weights… I think the last bootcamp ruined me.  I want more weights training in my routine, but I honestly don’t feel safe doing free weights on my own.  I’ve never had individualised feedback on my form – only snippets here and there, and that’s to be expected with group training.

Where I was once happy doing machine weights, they now bore the heck out of me.

I’m hoping to get a regular routine locked in soon, with a plan to work on in my other sessions.

Any pointers on what I should be asking of a new trainer?

Every Morning I…

…wake up. Really, I consider that to be one of my biggest successes in any given day. The morning I don’t wake up will be worrying indeed.

Today, though, I actually made it to the gym before work. Not like Tuesday, which I made a big deal about getting up early for but in reality just turned off my alarm and dozed the extra hour.

Today, I actually got out of bed at the first alarm.
Today, I actually got out of the house at the right time.
Today, I actually got to the gym, ready to go after finding a locker.
Today, I actually got a sweat going doing half-arsed cardio and leg weights.
Today, I actually got that horrible disappointed feeling at my half-arsed-ness that left me feeling worse about myself after the m than I did beforehand.

But at least breakfast was tasty!
(muesli w a bit of protein powder for choc milk, since I was in meetings all morning and want going to get time for mid-morn snack -tasty but filling, couldn’t finish)