It was a group of 4 of us, meeting in her garage which is turned into an office/gym. She has an old style stairmaster, and an exercise bike. Then a contraption that looks similar to a Bowflex, as well as free weights.
I have not done any kind of strength training since last February. I always said I was going to start again, but never did.
Anyway, we worked out for an hour, a little bit of cardio, lunges, ab work, something on the Bowflex, and then overhead press with weights.
For the overhead press she gave me 10 lb. weights and had me do 2 sets of 30. After 15, I could barely lift my arms. I'm weak, I know. So she switched them to 7.5 lbs. By the time I reached 60, she was literally standing over me, lifting my arms for me.
Then she had me do push ups. Which was hilarious. I've never been able to do push ups, for some reason. Even the 'girly' ones. I'd rather do burpees than push ups.
I could barely do 5. I was so embarrassed. She asked me why couldn't I go all the way down with my arms, why couldn't I bend them, what was I scared of. Again, she held me around the chest and told me to go all the way down and she would help me come back up. I fell flat. I'm sure the others in the group were trying not to laugh!
The day after my workout, I felt fine. But by day 2 my arms were dead. It has now been 4 days, and I still can hardly move my arms. I can't lift them to fix my hair, it's torture trying to pick up my kiddos, it's crazy. I've been sore many times, but never like this.
I ended up calling the personal trainer later and setting up a time to work out with her one on one- which will be tomorrow. I'll feel much more comfortable that way.
I have no doubt that I will get stronger, and someday I'll even do some one armed push ups! :)
On another note, Weight Watchers is going great so far! I'll weigh in next week.
Have you ever eaten something really crazy before? My stepson went squirrel hunting with his
uncle, and brought a poor squirrel home. Then he cooked it. In my house. In my kitchen. In my pan.
Then he made me take a bite.
I'll try anything once. A couple weeks ago I even tried Octopus. (Gag)
I did put a tiny bite in my mouth, but just as with the Octopus, I spit it out as fast as I could. I can't put into words how gross they.
I'm sure a lot of it is the thought of it. I've always had a hard time eating animals. But a squirrel? An octopus? That's just too much.
What's the craziest thing you've eaten?
Burpees or push ups?