Gym begins to pay off  

rm_Pebcac80 43M
104 posts
7/9/2006 2:23 pm

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7/9/2006 5:49 pm

Gym begins to pay off

So, a few weeks ago, I posted in my blog that I had joined a gym - 24 hour fitness - and had made an effort to "make a go of it". I'm actually pretty close to my right height-weight (5'9, then 157) but I wasn't proportioned the way I want. I'd been doing the walking and a few other things but I just didn't get the payoff I was after.

So, I went all in, got a personal trainer and have been sticking to it. Today I weighed in at 146. So, 11 pounds gone! I have to say, I feel better, more energy, the whole bit.

They do try to sell you on their "super expesnive protein drink" I didn't do any of that stuff. I did let them plot my daily calories and other items, but for the drinks/nutrient bars I just went to Price Chopper. Cheaper (WAY) and better IMHO.

So far, I've been mostly doing walking/bike, though I am getting ready to start taking a limber-aerobics class which is designed to help make you more flexible. I tried the bicycle class one time. Good lord, some of the women in that class might as well be Tour-De-France riders. This woman next to me was riding so freaking fast and just pumping through the water like she was Lance Armstrong.

Anyway, I've found that while everyone else chimes up with hot music to get them going, I am busy listening to audiobooks. currently "Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again"

phoenix639 50F

7/9/2006 3:04 pm

Good for you.

I too have joined a new health club about 4 months ago, mine was more for knee rehab to begin with & its paid off considerably.

I also got myself a trainer who has been my angel & has pushed me & saw my potential. He is wonderful.

So keep it up & have fun too. I love it in my gym & have made so many new friends too.

rm_Pebcac80 replies on 7/9/2006 5:52 pm:
I found that paying for a trainer - while expensive - was worth it. The finances of it made it where I feel really "obligated" to follow through. My trainer's been really good about working with me and around my schedule as well. Definitely glad I made this a summer objective.

rm_mmmgoodnova 107M/107F
1259 posts
7/9/2006 4:10 pm

That's great progress, especially since you didn't have much weight to lose! I'm working out again regularly, too...things are starting to tighten up, clothes starting to fit better or even get loose. Now to just keep up the momentum long term...


papyrina 52F
21133 posts
7/9/2006 4:32 pm

i work out three days a week at the gym i do my own program for an hour and keep it firm but without over doing any area,i watch the crap i eat and drink and it works,no need for personnel anything,.

your doing well stick to it,don't ocer do and the most important of all enjoy it

I'm a

i'm here to stay

TonyPlays 65M

7/9/2006 5:12 pm

I'm 5'9" too. Two months ago I weighed 180 lbs. I felt like a pig. Through diet and exercise, (Bally's) I weigh 160 lbs today. Occasionally it dips below 160. I almost feel like I'm too skinny now.

rm_Pebcac80 replies on 7/9/2006 5:51 pm:
Yeah, I get that feeling. Actually, I'm hoping to go back up in weight some. I just wanted to burn off the gut and start building some muscle mass. I don't want to be bulky or anything, but just a lot more "fit"

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