I have joined a gym! At first when I was contemplating this idea, I was concerned that I would not know what to do and end up hurting myself. My doctors all agreed that it was a good idea for me to do this, BUT as long as I have a personal trainer.
So, went down to my local gym which is open 24 hrs. Talked and toured to find out if it really was going to be worth it. After much thought I joined. I signed up for a personal trainer too. It is going to be expensive. I knew it was going to be. The price for the gym is not too bad, it’s the personal trainer that is going to be making me cry a little. Once a week I will meet with one and they will help me stretch and improve my muscles. Not looking to lose weight. Just build the muscle and tone. In the end I know I will be happy and it will be worth it.
I am not going to rush into it either. Going to take my time and see what is the best way to make me healthier. We did do a, “Personal Profile” that measured my blood pressure, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular, and body composition. Let’s just say the only thing going pretty good for me is my blood pressure.
My ranking on cardiovascular is 18.8. (That is VERY LOW!) I was quite shocked.
My ranking on strength is 32 lbs. Which is FAIR. We are going to work on getting me to GOOD.
My ranking on flexibility is 5.1 inches. (Very POOR!) We are going to be working on getting me to AVERAGE.
My body composition (BMI) is 26.5. I am MODERATE. That is the reason why I am joining the gym To gain muscle and tone up.
With everything that I have been through with my health these last 7 years, I know it is going to be a lot of patience and time that I will need the most. I start at 0700 in the morning for my first training session. I am pretty sure that I will be very tired the rest of the day, but I look forward to getting healthier. Even if there will be pain and tiredness.