The meeting with the trainer wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. But, I also didn’t do a lot of work. It was more her assessing my current fitness level, and determining my goals.
We worked out a little bit: warmed up on the recumbent bike, stretched (she had me use the foam roller and work on my groin muscles, and holy cow it hurts today!), did some weights (leg press, calf raise machine, and some shoulder stuff), and finally some stability exercises on a ball.
I learned some things about myself. A) I’m more flexible than most people who are my age/size (I already assumed this, but she confirmed it). B) I’m 34% body fat! GROSS! I wish I knew what the percentage was before I started working out though, because I’m positive it has gone down significantly. I need to get down to the 15-20% range to be “fit” and 20-25% to be “normal” — my goal is fit. We’ll see. C) My spine is all out of whack. Even when I feel like I’m standing up straight, I’m not. When I feel like I’m pinching my shoulder blades together, I’m not pinching them hard enough, and my shoulders are still rolled forward, even when I think they’re pushed back. YIKES!
The flexibility is good, but won’t do me much good until I lose some of the flab (this is my own assessment, not something the trainer said, lol).
The body fat is no good! I’ve definitely made some progress in that area, but like I said, it is still too high.
My spine being out of whack is BAD! She suggested the rib injury could be because of the spine problems. Interesting.
I bought 5 sessions with her. We will go over my eating, a workout plan, suggest vitamins and supplements, stuff like that, so I hope she gives me good information and the workout plan is something I can continue on my own.
She said it is pretty typical that people who work with her lose about 5 pounds a week, so I’ve got my fingers crossed!