Today I had my intake at my new gym. The trainer asked me questions about my health and what my goals are (losing weight and become faster at running). I told him I wanted to work out 5 or 6 times a week. He thought that was a lot and said my body needs rest too. But I’ll give it a try and see how it goes. He let me do some little exercises to see if my balance was good and how flexible I was. That was perfect he said. I had to stand on the scale which also measured by body fat % and my muscle %. My fat % was lower than at home and my muscle % higher. Finally he took my blood pressure which was perfect too. I’ll get the results by email, when I have them I will post a summary.
After that he took a look at my Matt Roberts plan and said it was a good plan to follow. So tomorrow at 7 pm I’m meeting him again and he will explain the machines. They use an USB stick and you can load your exercises on it.
I have a good feeling about this gym, they take time for you to help you. I have to take the test of this afternoon again in 12 weeks to see if I’ve made progress.
I don’t have much time tonight to read your blogs as I’m going to see a friend for coffee tonight.
Yesterday the weather was bad, it was very slippery outside. So I went to my gym walking and did my planned interval training on the treadmill. Have to be honest that interval training on the treadmill isn’t that bad so I think I will continue doing this training on the treadmill, at least during the rest of the winter.
Distance: 3.5K / 2.2 miles
Average speed: 7.23 /km
Today only an intake at the gym, no exercise.
What’s for dinner:
Yesterday carrots, onions and mashed potatoes.
Today noodles with chicken and vegetables.
Positive feeling at my new gym and meeting a friend.
The body loves variety. The body is the same as the seasons: It likes change.
Priscilla Welch, British marathon runner