Friday, 15 July 2011
So my trainer is this little very skinny beautiful 22 year girl we will call K, which doesn't do much for the self esteem but we are working on that. K is fantastic and kicks my butt, hard. I thought I was working myself out hard when I've been doing cardio in the past 2 months, I mean having your heart rate at 175+ and burning 550 calories an hour has been hard... but it's got nothing on K. So my first time I went in thinking that I would do my cardio afterwards because hey I'm just that good and working that hard....wrong so wrong. By the time I was done doing my cool down stretches it was all I could do to keep my lunch down, and I weakly wobbled out of the gym and sat in the car until I was with it enough to drive home. Yes it was that bad, however the next time had nothing on the first time. I went in confident that I could get through the day with out whining and moaning for my life to be over, but K had changed all the exercises (working the same muscles, just differently) and decided to push me. Yep I nearly died the last time but she thought I could work a little harder. So instead of just doing the 12 reps of whatever if it looked like I wasn't shaking and grimacing we would do "just a couple more". "Let see how long you can hold this plank" after 45 minutes of exercise this is not a welcome comment, but I did an extra 15 seconds for at total of 45 seconds, which might be easier if you had any upper body strength and not holding up over 190 pounds. I showed her, yeah right she can probably do the cursed plank for about 5 minutes. I also discovered that I could sweat so much that i had a river running into my ear, very gross, and all I could think about (other than i was dying) was that I was going to be the first person to get swimmers ear from exercising on dry land with no water insight. K is patient and very encouraging and feels that she can help me loss 30 pounds by the end of September, as long as I eat right and am in the gym about 6 days a week, 3 with her, 3 by myself. So with the 30 pounds dangling in front of me I get ready to have my butt handed to me again today.