Daily Archives: December 27, 2011

Commit to be Fit

This morning I came downstairs at 8 am and Danny was still here. He’s usually gone by 7 am for work. Turns out his car was having problems, so I told him just to take my car to work, because I didn’t have anywhere that I needed to be today. Except that there was a new fitness class that I wanted to try. Danny said not to drive his car because he didn’t want the kids and I to get stranded if it died.

I drove it anyway.

Sorry, Danny. I wanted to go to my new fitness class. And we made it there and back fine – it’s only about 2 miles away.

The new class that I tried was Cardio Fit & Tone. It’s described as a class to burn fat,calories, and improve cardiovascular fitness. Based on that description, I really had no idea what to expect.

When I got to class, everyone was setting up a step like we used in Step & Sculpt. Great. I’m not too coordinated, so the step and I aren’t really good friends.

The class ended up being a mix of a lot of stuff – using the step, stability ball, and resistance bands. It was hard and got my heart rate up. I think I need to step it up on my cardio a bit so I’m not so out of breath. And we did stuff on that stability ball that would be inappropriate anywhere except fitness class.

After class, I came home and made breakfast. I had a Van’s blueberry waffle with peanut butter. I also had a clementine on the side.

The waffle was so good that I made another one after I finished that one.

Commit to be Fit

I decided to get a jump-start on my new year’s health resolutions. At the park district, I signed up for a Commit to be Fit program. Basically, if you work out at least three times a week, you get entered into a raffle to win a $400 hotel package. It cost me $7 and I got a t-shirt.

The catch: fitness class don’t count. I think that’s dumb. I work harder in those fitness classes than I do working out in the gym by myself. But it is what it is.

And that’s not all. I also signed up for a 30 minute personal training session and a one time nutrition assessment. And if I want to add a program instead of just doing a one time session, they will subtract the money that I have already paid.

I just wanted to do a half hour personal training session so that I could get a fitness plan set. I know how to workout and about cardio and strength training and heart rate zones, but I thought it would be nice to set up a plan with a professional.

And I’ll probably end up doing a follow-up nutrition session. Working out is not a problem for me. It’s the eating part that I struggle with. I know how to eat healthy, and I do, but I also eat way too much sugar and sweets. And I tend to overeat later in the day.

I will let you know how it goes. I am still waiting on a phone call to schedule a day and time for the two sessions.

Have you ever had a personal trainer or been to a nutritionist?

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