Being more active for the past 5 weeks has been amazing. If I can keep overcoming my biggest obstacle, which is my own mind (aren't we all our own worst enemies when it comes to health and fitness?) then I can keep improving. I'm getting stronger and my endurance is returning (because, let me tell you, when you don't use it, you lose it!)
I'm loving being back at the gym lifting weights, it really makes a difference to my body shape. I had been looking for a pair of black jeans for over 2 years now. I found a really sharp pair of black boot-cut Levi's at TJ Maxx on Friday but didn't have time to try them on. I took them home GAH they are too tight, can't even button them so I tossed them aside to the return pile. I was gathering up returns and things this morning for my errands later this week and figured I'd give the black Levi's one more try. They fit! I just washed them and put them into rotation. I have to admit, a moment like that is far more satisfying than getting on the scale.
Being back to the gym, I found that there are new trainers. Two of them are females and I overheard one of them with her trainee the other morning. "I'm not going to give you weights for your lower body, the muscles will get bulky and push the fat out making your legs look bigger." *Insert my open-mouthed shocked face here* Lori from Finding Radiance reckons I should have knocked some sense into her with a dumbbell. This poor girl is paying about $30/half hour for a trainer and she's getting this bad advice. Unless she's going to spend 5 hours a day lifting weights and starts adding some anabolic steroids to her Cheerios, she's not going to get bulky!
If you are interested in getting more physically fit, do some research first and if you are going to hire a personal trainer, really give them a good interview. You want to make sure they are knowledgeable with the correct information in order to help you reach your fitness goals.
What's the most appalling thing you have seen or heard at the gym?