I met with a personal trainer today, and I'm trying to decide if I want to pursue sessions long term. My gym offers three free sessions, so I took advantage. Today's session wasn't long, but dang did I feel it afterward. We worked mostly arms today, and 10 hours later they still feel like jello. I'm going to go back Friday and repeat the exercises we did, and I have another session on Monday. I can purchase 15 sessions now for $350, and I wonder if I just go ahead and do it if it will keep me in a routine. I haven't been exercising like I should, and I know that if I don't get into a routine I'll be in big trouble with my Dr., not to mention when the plateau hits and I have to actually work to maintain my weight.
Speaking of weight, as of this morning I'm at 158. That's 97 pounds gone since January, and 78 pounds since surgery. I'm not sure how much lower my body is going to go. I'm actually afraid of losing too much more. I don't want to look sickly. I was around 126 when I graduated high school, but a number that low scares me. Plus, I've lost most of it in a very short period of time- not quite 5 months. I don't go back to the Dr. until mid December, so I'm not sure how my body is going to react. It does seem I'm slowing down some, which makes me feel a bit better. I just hope I'm going to be able to add some foods back soon. My trainer of course doesn't want to change my diet, but said that I would probably need to get more carbs in while weight training. I guess I'll just email my nutritionist and ask her. I really want to do the weight training to tone up some areas that are, as I call them, jiggly. Luckily for me, I think I can tone up and avoid having to have plastic surgery. I was pretty proportionate when I was heavier, so I don't have the skin issues most have when they lose the weight.
I'm hoping to take some pictures soon. Lesa (my ultimate mentor in all of this) asked for some in my new clothes. If I get them taken, I'll post some. I really need a photographer, I hate trying to take self portraits...
Well, that's all the news for now. I'll update again after the training session Monday. I really think I should do the 15 visits to get me in a routine. It could be good for me. What do y'all think?