So, this week I started work with a personal trainer in an effort to transform myself from a squishy and cuddly couch potato to a slightly less cuddly, but more fit, active sort of person. I have a long way to go!
My first session with the PT was on Wednesday, but I made the effort to go to water aerobics on Monday and Tuesday, then worked out in the weight room with the trainer on Wednesday, and then walked on the track for 4 kilometers / 45 minutes today (yeah, I know I am slow!). Tomorrow I work out with the PT again.
I am rather sore.
I like the H2O aerobics, but my old swimsuit is getting loose and is made of a kind of rough material that is painfully chafing my inner arms. I ordered a new suit on sale from Land's End, but until it arrives, no more water aerobics.
I thought I might do the couch to 5k program, but found that even the initial stage, running for 60 seconds, walking for 90 seconds, over a total of 20 minutes, was very taxing (Um, the 90 seconds wasn't even close to enough recovery time for my shocked cardiovascular system) - so I walked briskly for 45 minutes instead, and I think I got a decent workout - kept my heart rate up and ended up with wobbly legs. I get that it is pretty sad that a 4k was about as much as I could manage, but I suppose it's a start.