We had our first training session this past Wednesday evening. We started out with our trainer Boyd taking our measurements and pinching us with the “fat calipers”. What he wrote down is secret for two weeks, we’ll see how we’ve done only then. And we received strict instructions to stay off the scale, that it’s not a good indicator of our progress. Yes Sir! No problem here.
I’m going to be really brave here, and post my “before” pictures. We took these that Wednesday morning, and weighed ourselves. I weighed in at 185.5 lbs. I’m 5ft. 1-1/2 in. tall, so I’m kinda hefty at this point, the most I’ve weighed so far. Not a pretty picture.
First off we warmed up on the elliptical for 5 minutes or so. By the end of that 5 minutes I was breathing hard. Using the treadmill at home is much easier than the elliptical trainer.
Next we did lots of squats and walking lunges, over and over, and it got harder and harder … Used the leg press after that, seemed easier, but weight was added after every set, then leg extensions the same way. There was a, I think it’s called, “decline bench” that we did a type of ab crunch on too. There were other exercises but these were the one’s I remember the most. This first workout was probably about 40 minutes long. That was definitely plenty! Our legs were so not used to using all those muscles and were wobbly; we had to hold on to each other stepping off the curb outside of the gym when we were leaving, LOL. They actually felt weak from the workout. I felt pretty good energy-wise that evening, but the legs did not have any energy left.
The next morning … I could feel it, definitely sore, but that evening and the next day ……… O M G, it actually HURT to walk! Hardest thing was getting up out of a chair and sitting back down. Here we are doing this to feel better and stronger, and we both were walking around like 90 year olds! LOL
Our trainer really knows his stuff, and we could feel it. It seems like if someone were going to quit his program, then they would do it very soon after that first session. Well, we haven’t been scared off, we’re going to stick with it!