Working It, First Trip to the Gym

Tonight was my first time going to the gym and working out with a trainer. I set a time of 7:30 to go, guaranteeing work could not throw it off, or any other unforeseen events.

I met with my trainer, we went over why I want to lose weight, what are my goals, how seriously am I taking this. It was good.

We then went and used the elliptical trainer for 15 minutes. I’ve never used one before… wow that kicks your butt and gets the heart rate up and moving pretty quick. At that point my HR was up 150-157 bpm. We then moved onto taking a jog around the track, and then onto lunges on the mats. I did pretty well, except my knees were bothering me with lunges, they always have.

Next we did squats with the physio ball, then up and down the stairs in the place. I only could do that 3 times before my legs wanted to give out.

Back to the mat, and we did free weights for the arms. Then lunges with a weight ball where I twisted holding it out front. Then crunches on one of those half a ball things. Then back down to this thing that was like an elliptical but more running style for 10 minutes, then the treadmill for 10 minutes and then we cooled off doing a walk around the track.

It was a full hour. My trainer was great and I really enjoyed the time with her and learned a bit too. She said I was really good with form, so that’s a plus. My goal is to get back there tomorrow night and continue the routine.