Jan. 23rd, 2007

Go Me!!!

Jan. 23rd, 2007 07:37 pm
Well! I've actually started exercising, can you believe it? We joined Mercy Fitness Center, an offshoot of one of the local hospitals, located in the StatCare center about 4 blocks from us.

Since it's affiliated with the hospital, you have to go through a cardiac evaluation in order to join. Mikey and I took the stress test, got the caliper test to measure fat (ugh - I am officially classified by the American Heart Association as obese and at a higher risk for heart attack!), plus some other fitness evaluations, and then we were off!

We got personalized instruction from the exercise physiologist on how to properly use the machines (slow is much better than fast), and as a result of the evaluations, had personalized training regimens developed for us both, according to what our fitness needs/goals are.

My regimen is: treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical trainer, ab crunch machine, leg press machine, chest press machine and one that I can't remember what it's called that works the large back muscles, deltoids, etc. All tailored to get me to a better cardiovascular fitness, as well as strengthen my knees/rest of my body.

I'm so pumped by this whole thing - I LOVE going there, and it feels so good to work out! Right now, our routine runs about 1 hour, maybe a little longer. I'm very excited by all this, and I know I'm going to kick some major butt when we go cycling this summer.



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