It's here! It's here! Day 1!
So it goes like this.
I arrived at 24hour Fitness at 3pm. I realized immediately I had forgotten my towel and lock for the lockers oh yeah and my temporary membership card. Alright...I'm off to a good start. I grab the food preference forms that I was asked to fill out and I and my spiffy black sweat pants stroll into the gym like we belong there. I sidle up to the counter and proudly announce that I have a 3pm appt with a trainer. (at that exact moment I forgot his name)
"Aaaand, what's your trainer's name?", came from across the counter.
I shoot back a blank stare... "uuuuh don't know", I masterfully replied.
"Well. Ok...do you have your temporary membership card?", asked the young clerk.
"um..about that", was all I could think to say. My this was going well.
The guy eventually looked up my account by my name and called over my trainer. Kendrick. Kendrick is a lean guy, about 25 years old and had a personality that put me immediately at ease. We went back to the trainer's office and set about the task of building a menu that would be nutritious and easy to follow. This took roughly an hour and at the end we came up with a list of foods and a plan for me to divide aprox 2700 calories over 6 meals a day. I'll go into more detail regarding the menu starting tomorrow after I go shopping and start to employ it. Suffice it to say I will be eating a lot of chicken but that's ok. I don't want the food to be too complicated.
After the food was settled Kendrick took me out onto the floor and showed me a few pieces of equipment he wants me to start out on. The treadmill, of course, and a sitting rowing machine. Kendrick ran me through a couple rowing and squat sets and then had me do 20 min on the treadmill.
I'm not quite sure how I'm going to format my workout info in my blog posts but it might look something like this:
Saturday June 6, 2006
1) rowing machine 50lbs [2 sets] set 1 =20 reps set 2 =15 reps
2) partial squats [2 sets] set 1 =15 reps set 2 =10 reps
3) Treadmill 1.5mph 20min incline =0 calories burned =119
Ok so it's not much but it's a start. I'll go back tomorrow and try to get in 30min on the treadmill and from there my workouts will be Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday w/ trainer and Sunday on my own.
Please let me know if there is any other info that you would like from my daily reports and I will try to include it.
Oh and I should say...yes my legs are like jello right now and I expect some pain in the morning but...to be expected heh?