Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Getting my butt in gear

So I am still at my lovely plateau, although it is my TOM I am not happy and want the scale to keep moving. Yesterday my friend and I went to the gym, this was my first time going since surgery. I did the cybex (the elliptical type machine but with the moving arms) for 15 minutes, and then walked a 17 minute mile on the track. I was happy with this, for it being my first time back. It's going to take a while to build up some endurance, and that's fine.

Today we're going to go swimming, they have an indoor pool with open swim @ nights. I will try to swim for 45 minutes. I wish I was a morning person and could work out in the mornings rather then at night. It sucks not getting home till 7:30ish.

What is everyone else doing for exercise? I don't want to get bored so I am trying to think of way's to mix up my routine. My gym offers a bunch of classes, I just don't know which ones I want to try.

Also, they have personal trainers, I want to know my body fat %, do you think I need to make a personal trainer appointment for this, or they would just do it? Thanks in advance for the help! xxoo


  1. You could at least ask the gym if they'd do the body fat %. Why not. I do the eliptical and yoga. Love yoga. A friend of mine got all buff doing yoga. It can easy or it can be a workout depending on the class. Btw, what is TOM. I've seen that acronym a few places and can't figure it out.

  2. Good ideas, thank you!! TOM stands for time of the month! :)

  3. Hey, I just found your blog and enjoyed catching up on everything. There are some electronic scales you can buy for around $35.00 that can tell you fat lbs vs. lean lbs and percent body fat!