Those if you who follow me on Twitter will know that I’ve started going to the health club in a pretty regular basis now.
I try to work out at least 3 times a week. Monday, Wednesday, and once on the weekend (usually Sunday morning, while Ginny is at church).
So far I’ve been doing quite well and have stuck with it. I’ve seen noticeable improvement in my cardio health, and the last time I had my blood tested my glucose level was down markedly. Ginny has also commented on my general appearance. I’ve lost 10 pounds and my jeans are a bit looser.
My routine us to do 30 minutes on the elliptical machine in cardio mode (targeting 139), then 20-30 minutes of strength training in the other machines.
Last week I started working with a personal trainer at the health club. I’ve worked with a PT before (many years ago) and got good results, so I figured it could only help. It will teach me good techniques and force me to stick to a routine.
PT isn’t cheap, but I do get a good workout. Ned, my trainer, has worked me hard … But I’m sure it will be worth it.
I do the PT sessions on Wednesday. The first session left me walking like an old man on Friday & Saturday. The 2nd session wasn’t as bad, but I’m still feeling pretty stiff. I figure another session or two and I won’t feel TOO bad after the workouts.
My ultimate goal is to keep it up long enough to get my cholesterol down to a level where I won’t need the medication and glucose levels down to a normal level and avoid having to take any medication.