Met with the trainer last night.... happy to report I hurt this morning! =oP
We did a full body workout, and I didn't even have to use one of the machines with the generic dude on it. I have been working out everyday since last Tuesday, and I haven't felt like I actually have been working out until last night.
She showed me the Free Motion machines which is so much better than generic dude machines. There's no adjusting seat heights or the other various levers to make the ginormous machine fit my 5'3" frame. This means I get to go from one move, seamlessly to the next.
Well, as seamlessly as my "grace" allows. I only almost tipped over a couple of times.
We went through the full body workout twice. On the second time we got to the squats, and she had given me a free weight to hold while I was doing them, as I expressed I really needed to work on my very minimal minimums since I do not want another injury, even ugly runners knee to pop back up again.
I asked what weight she had given me the first time through, and she said "It was a 10lb weight, it was too light wasn't it?"
"Well, it didn't really make it hard." and as soon as I uttered those words I knew I was in trouble.
"Here, do this." She said as she held a 25lb weight over her head as she did the squats.
"ah...ok... I might tip over."
"That's why we'll do it above a bench and you can sit and then go back up if you need to."
It was glorious! Tough but fun!
She looked at me doing the squats this time smirked and said "you know, I haven't known you very long, but it's apparent you like to push yourself... this is going to be fun."
"Yeah, I do. That's how I ended up with the broken foot and 10 month recovery process."
"Well, we're definitely not going to do that again, and if your foot hurts AT ALL you need to promise to let me know immediately and we will work out another way to work the same muscle."
We did a couple more moves.
"Ya know, you have a high pain tolerance but you giggle when you hit your threshold, when it hurts."
"um...that transparent huh?"
"It's just a nice change. Most people complain when I give them exercises to do, and you push yourself, and are open to trying them. It's fun."
"It's AWESOME! I finally feel like I'm working out. Like I'm doing something."
"Ah.... you're gonna make me look like Kara Goucher right?" and at that we both laughed.
I went downstairs to change after the workout, finally feeling a bit like my oldself.... well a lot more of my old self, but re-assured by the thought I can reach my goal of dropping 20lbs of fat and adding some lean muscle by February.
This is good. I'll be running in December, until then, 10 min on elliptical, 20-30 min either biking or swimming after....
Trainers are good.
I actually even enjoyed it, but nothing close to running.....
I did enjoy it enough though to be able to continue to do it even after I've got the ok to run my little heart out.
Life's good. Keep at it, never give up, and when you feel like it, come here and pour your heart out, cuz this is one great spot for support! Thank you all!
I'm gonna look like Kara Goucher ya know..... ;o)