9.30.2009

Lady Cramps

I worked out with HT (hot trainer) last night. It wasn't as bad as I imagined it would be, as is true with most things it seems.

HT had me working out so he could observe my endurance, posture and core strength. He said I did good and had good habits in everything, which was news to me.
At one point I was sitting on the floor doing some ab exercises, trying to hold my core in and not fart (what?) when my abs cramped up. So I stopped and had a conversation that went as such:

Me: "Youch! I have a cramp!" (pant pant pant)
HT: "That's not good, is it a dehydration cramp or a um....er...uh...lady cramp?"
Me: (Trying to contain my laughter and not make out with HT on the spot) "It's an 'I don't have any abdominal muscles cramp'"
HT: "Oh. Ok then" (blushes)

If possible HT got a little cuter and more endearing.
He said that I have a good base of habits and endurance and he's going to give me jump start work outs to do at least 2 other times a week. Those will be adapted as my strength and flexibility increases.

Friday I'm meeting with a Dr. at the gym who will do my body metrics (or something). He'll be measuring my BMI, my active and resting metabolism and how many calories I burn at rest (which is that the same as metabolism? I don't know). I'll be meeting with him once every 6 weeks to track the progress of increasing my metabolism and decreasing my BMI (which every time I type that I think poop...you know BM. Anyone? Anyone? Oh never mind)
Dr Man will give HT the clinical side of what's going on with my body and HT will use that information to help me establish a functional and sustainable nutrition and exercise plan over the next year.
Also, I will not be posting my weight, just so you know. Some bloggers have done that but I'm a little to vain for that. Is that good or bad? I don't care.
But I'll try to give updates on weight/inch loss if possible every 6 or so weeks when I meet with Dr Man.

So here we go. I'm going to be melodramatic and awkward about it just in case you didn't know me at all and thought things were always non-dramatic and simple with me. Also, I can't believe I typed fart and poop in the same post....

4 comments:

Mommyto3 said...

Did a pigeon fly through too?

jake - aka the comment novelist said...

Damn! I'm already regretting my promise to not pray for HT to fall in love with you.

LOVE this post! (and the new attitude!)

LaCourse said...

I always think poop when I see BMI too! haha!

Pete said...

YEAH!!! I'm so excited for you!

I don't believe in posting weight either because as I told my sister who is on the same type of journey, muscle weighs more than fat but takes up less space so posting inches is so much better.

After my sister's first 8 weeks she agreed because while she hadn't lost too much weight she had gone down 2 sizes and was thrilled.