I met with the trainer this morning. Scared, sure. I slept semi-poorly. Dreaming of being on a treadmill to test my health and it being never ending. I have run in the past but never been a fan of that particular equipment. The last thing I wanted was to meet the trainer and assess my health on a treadmill. Talk about a nightmare!
I didn't know how she would tackle my inquiry. I wore tennis shoes, prepared, to have a physical training. I had emailed a few times and tried to be explicit and honest with my diet and wine intake. I think I still fudged a little bit on the wine accuracy.
At any rate, after meeting with Courtney, I am hopeful. I know that I will be able to firm up and create a long term healthy life style. Being on my feet, daily; walking to work, and attending barre and yoga classes helps keep me on track. I am thankful that I enjoy doing these things. I would love to add more yoga into my weekly regime. I have been teaching at home which I enjoy and am learning to love. I want to expand my practice to others. In the meantime, I will continue to attend, sporadically, at my gym. I have found a few instructors that are adequate. There is a summer solstice class being offered tomorrow. However, the instructor is not my brand and I do not want to go and be agitated the entire class. I think I will attempt my own 108 salutations in my home.
I need to tackle the food factor as the exercise is already there. Or mostly there. I am happy to finally confront this head on. I was pleased to find out that my lean body mass is good but dismayed to find out about my overall body mass. I can work on it and improve. I thought I was in a better place. Oh, the things we tend to tell ourselves to justify decisions. Yesterday, for example, I met two of my friends for lunch and happy hour. Wine was included and snacks. Not terrible choices but more wine than was necessary. The saving grace was that I opted out of purchasing more wine to have as a night cap. In the past, I definitely would have searched out more wine. Knowing that I was meeting with the trainer this morning made that decision easy.
Since we didn't actually do any training today, I am returning to the studio to attend a yoga class. The instructor makes good adjustments and I like seeing what is being offered out there. I attended a class a few weeks ago where the instructor attempted a mandala. I love this way to maneuver around the mat. However, she only did the right side. I kept waiting to balance and do the left side. She didn't. I think she forgot and they majority of people in the class were unaware of it. Mandalas are not taught often in Denver. I incorporate it into my flow, frequently. I think it is an amazing way to sequence.
I am hopeful to increase my people that I practice with and practice earlier on days I work. I want to be healthy. I also consider the training as a replacement for body work. I can purchase these sessions instead of going to lunch, getting a massage or some other body improvement I tend to add to my weekly regime. I will not cut out wine or wine lunches. I will just be more mindful of when I do it. Translation, not every day....not that was ever an issue. I do work.
So, some changes and we will see how it goes. I might check out a matinee, too.
Next week, I will meet with Courtney again and tackle TRX while tracking my food. It will be interesting! Until then, cheers!