I met with a trainer at the YMCA on Thursday. Justin was young, cute, and very fit - everything I feared he would be. But you know something else he was? Very kind and respectful. I can just imagine what he thought when he saw that I was his appointment, but he was easy to talk to and very supportive and really helped me to feel confident in using the equipment. He explained how each machine worked, and how I should hold my body to get the best results. He showed a lot of flexibility when I needed to adjust things to work for me and my body. The YMCA isn't the most convenient location, but the people there have totally made up for that.
So I am declaring my independence from a sedentary lifestyle. I've been writing about it for a long time, but still I keep waiting to lose weight so it will be easier. I can't just sit at home anymore waiting to do what I want. I have to make it happen. I think it's Newton's law of motion - A body in motion stays in motion, a body at rest stays at rest. Well I've been resting too long. I like feeling strong. I know it will be hard. Even after just one set at each weight machine, I was so sore on Friday. My sister tells me that being sore is weakness leaving the body. I can deal with that. At least I know my muscles are working.
I want to be successful. So I'm trying to focus on my rules, track my food religiously, and go the YMCA 5 days per week - either for water aerobics or strength training.
Is there anything from which you are Declaring Independence? I'd love to hear.