Today was our meeting with our trainer, Brian, to do a "fitness assessment." I'm not going to lie, I was nervous but not scared. Up until the last 3 weeks I'd been working out on my own 3-4 days a week. Mostly on the treadmill and some weight machines, but the New Year had the opposite effect on me. Rather than get my butt in gear, my butt grinded to a halt. The only exercise I've been doing is my night shift squats (hey night shift crew!) and dragging myself out to do chicken chores.
There is definitely a difference in a self driven workout, especially when you aren't the most motivated of people, and one where someone is guiding you. I don't want to say I was simply not trying to embarrass myself, but maybe I was just trying not to embarrass myself. I knew I had weak, puny arms, but to display my weakness to someone so dang fit was cause for a little discomfort that I covered well with my self conscious laughing and joke cracking.
Fortunately for me, I'm doing this with my other half. We got into this so instead of being fat and happy, we can complain about working out together. He was my cheerleader and I hope that I was his. We found out today that time stands still when you are doing step ups for 3 minutes and flamingos are skinny because you are not meant to support that much weight on one leg.
Right now, I'm looking forward to this challenge and all it has to bring. We will see how I feel tomorrow after our first workout.