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An Appointment With The Personal Trainer, That Has Turned Into My Own Personal Hell…..

Posted in Health, Personal, The Gym on May 16, 2006 by taraden

I have been trying to get into shape for summer, so I have been on a diet, and have been going to the gym quite often.   I normally warm up on the bike…then do a little weights, then use the elliptical machine, a little more weights, then use the stepper machine.  I have been doing pretty good so far..in total I have lost about 13 pounds.  But when it comes to weights…I really do not know what I am doing….I pretty much just use the weight machines that are at the gym, and stay away from the free weights.  

I figured that I would go in for a body composition appointment…to see what my ratio of body fat to muscle now was.  I went on Saturday and talked to a personal trainer, who works at my gym.  He asked me what sort of workout I was doing….and then told me that he could show me an exercise routine that would be really effective. 

I booked an appointment to workout with him on Sunday, and off I went.  The workout was approximately 35 minutes long, and involved alot of sqwats, and lunges.  It was pretty intense…and I could totally feel it in my legs when I left.

Well today is now Tuesday….and I swear I can barely walk!! My body is so freakin sore…..my legs feels like jello and my back is killing me.  I wanted him to show me a workout that I could do 2-3 times a week….that would enhance what I am already doing…not completely cripple me.  I can't even walk without having pain shooting through my body…..I will be lucky if I am even going to make it to the gym at all this week.     

A Little Gym Etiquette Please……

Posted in Health, Life, Observations, The Gym on May 4, 2006 by taraden

gym.gif   I have been going to the gym…I would say , on average, 5 times a week.  Trying to lose a little weight for summer! It has occured to me that some people might not realize that most gym's do have a list of rules that they call "gym etiquette".  I have also noticed in the past few weeks that some people apparently think that they can do whatever the hell they want…..

~Wipe down machines after you have used them.  The gym I go to provides paper towels and cleaner…so there is really no excuse for not doing this.

~Do not walk in on a yoga class that is already in progress….you should have got there on time!!!!

~Try not to hog the machines….most times there is a time limit, 30 minutes, for example…..there could be other people that might want to use it, so go do something else for a bit….you can always come back later and use it again.

~This is not kindergarten, so there is no "savesies".  Do not leave your towel and water bottle on a machine, and then go use the free weights….how completely rude.

~While deodorant is obvously a good thing…..bathing in perfume or colone before you go to the gym is not.  It will only clog up your pores, then when you sweat, the whole freakin gym will reak with the sickly smell. 

~Try to have a little consideration of others….everyone PAYS to go there, so no one is anymore special than the other.

These are just a few that stand out in my brain….if you can think of any to add…..please feel free….