Wednesday, July 8, 2009
By The Way, I'm Fat
Last night I went to the gym for my first orientation with a trainer (free with membership). I told the trainer that I want to be a bodybuilder if I can't be pregnant right now. He gracefully tried to talk me down from the ledge, but I insited on following my dream. Then, he told me I was fat. Not in a matter-of-fact way, but in a the-numbers-show-it way. My body fat precentiles, after being pinched in many different places with a caliper, are in the high risk zone for every bad thing under the sun. The trainer logged me onto a food website where I can track and manage my food plans. It is actually pretty cool.
So the amount in the picture above is all I get to eat for lunch. Just kidding, that is Blake's portion I saved before I ate the rest!
After the 45 minute consultation with the trainer I set out to start my first day of exercise. I thought I could navigate around a gym, but boy was I wrong.
This was what happened:
*started in the tiny weight room with really beefy guys staring at me
*looked for an open bench, didn't find one, so went to the other room to assess
*had no idea what I was doing so I went to the front desk to ask for a towel
*was told they don't provide towels
*walked back to the other room and looked for weights
*asked a woman in a crazy position where the weights were
*with a bothered look she said they were behind her
*after looking behind her she said they were beside her
*found a bench
*did my dumbell shoulder press using 5lb weights (too easy, but they were the only weights available)
*finished and tried to move onto my next exercise, the cable rope upright row
*i stood beside the machine with many moving parts trying to figure out where and what I was supposed to do
*beefy men noticed me
*turned around and walked out of the gym
*felt fat the whole way home
I told Andrew we are going to have to get him a day pass, put Blake in the daycare, so he can help me through this mess. Better luck next time, Shannon.
P.S. Here is the book I am using: http://www.amazon.com/28-Day-Body-Shapeover-Brad-Schoenfeld/dp/0736060456