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Day 8 Training Session
Today is my first session with Holly. It is the first of my weekly sessions lasting an hour. She would put me through my paces. I could hardly wait to start.
I think I will like working with Holly. She is a really sweet gal. She seems to enjoy doing what she does.
Holly had me do squats with the big ball, lift weights with various arm exercises and crunches. The session was challenging. And now I have some good exercises to throw in with my cardio. I don’t think she will be too tough on me. But I do think she will inspire me.
After yesterday’s tips from Holly, I put some into action. After my 40 min on the Precor at 10/10 with 560 calories burned, I did most of the exercises she showed me. I am jazzed and liking this.
An exact repeat of yesterday. Tomorrow is weigh in. I hope the scale is my friend!
Day 11 Weigh In
Since I had the day off from work, I worked out in the morning. 40 minutes on the Precor, 560 calories burned. About 15 min doing some of the exercises that Holly showed me. Squats, arm weights, and crunches
Later that evening, I returned to the gym for my first weigh in.
I held my breath. 4 pounds lost!!
A good start...but now I am just back the the 8 pounds lost on the tracker that you see on the side bar. So now from this point, I can add to my tracker when more pounds decide to leave!
Encouraged by yesterday’s results, I ramped up my time on the Precor. 45 minutes at 10 resistance/10 incline. 630 calories burned. More crunches.
Another day on my machine of choice. I am beginning to notice who the “regulars” are, now that I have indications of being a “gym rat”. The trainers who live at the gym have noticed that I have become a regular fixture too. Not bad for a fat old lady, huh?
I still need respectable workout shorts. I have some on order. I think they are coming via carrier pigeon. Not that it really makes a difference that I wear the same 2 shorts all the time. Gee…one of the regulars, a 30 something lean man I’ve noticed ALWAYS wears PJ bottoms, T-shirt and get this, his yellow-orange work boots while on the treadmill or Precor. He goes REALLY slow. Once he was next to me, he had his Precor set at 1/1 while I am on 10/10. He is going REALLY slow. One step for every 6 of mine. On the treadmill, he is the same way. One step for every 3-4 seconds. Perhaps he has an injury and can’t go faster, I thought. Yet when he left, he walked at a normal speed (much faster than his “Workout” speed).
It’s not that I am nosey. It’s just when I am on my machine, I need to have something occupy my mind to make the time go by. Even being hooked up to the TV audio doesn’t keep me from noticing these things.
Two weeks with not one day missed!!
Precor 45 minutes at 10/10. 625 calories burned. Arm exercises with 5lb and 8lb weights. 3 sets of 50 crunches.