Well I’ve been to the trainer twice now since I was assessed. One day I’ll do cardio/core and the next I’ll do strength. The first cardio/core day was pretty manageable though I anticipate it will get more challenging as I continue the program. The strength day? GAH. I am not strong folks, I am not strong. Everything burns. Hopefully, that’s a good sign.
My friend Rachel who is like a little fitness fairy, has encouraged me to start running with her and there’s a Couch to 5K group that meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. We went earlier this week and even though they were quite a bit more ahead in the program than I was ready to start at, it was nice to be with a group of people to start. Makes for good motivation. My plan is start the program at my own pace, but continue to join them on group runs.
My workout schedule is going to look something like this- Mondays and Wednesdays- Running, Tuesdays and Thursdays- Trainer (or Gym when my package ends), and Fridays- Yoga. (I’ve never been, but there’s a class at the TCC for you ATSU folk.) If you want to feel better about your current state of fitness, you’re always welcome to join me!
In addition to working out more, I’m going to start tweaking my diet. Rachel gave me this book to read, and I finished it in like 3 days. It makes a really compelling argument for eliminating carbohydrates from our diets. And, while I’m not quite ready to decry the nation’s physicians, the USDA, and the entire food pyramid, the evidence is strong enough for me to start experimenting with my own diet. We’ll see what happens.
I’m trying to take baby steps but my hope is that I’m taking those steps in the right direction! Have you made a major tweak in your lifestyle lately or ever? Where do you stand on the whole carbs debate?