Oct 30th, 2009
Today I take the plunge! I meet with my personal fitness trainer for the first time. I’ve always been physically active, eat healthy and enjoy a few treats now and then – but – I’ve been noticing the results from my exercise just aren’t what they used to be. Where’s the muscle? And why is my back aching? A few months ago, I started running with husband and ran in my first 5K on our wedding anniversary (not particularly romantic but it works) – I was hooked. Now, I typically run 3-5 miles about 5 days weekly and have felt dramatic improvements in my cardiovascular health. But still I wonder …where’s the muscle? So, I decided to check out the WSU Fitness Center and guess what? They have personal trainers! I emailed the Fitness Center staff and had a response from a trainer the same day. Pretty quick. Today I have my initial visit and assessment – I’m a bit nervous but figure this can only be a positive thing, right? Here is what I’m hoping for…better balance and improved gait (for running), additional strength in my back and torso and by the end of all this a wee bit more muscle. Check back to see how I’m doing and learn more about the benefits of personal training as an adjunct to a healthy lifestyle.