Today I started my first day of my reconstruction. With the exception of one workout with Pylon 3 weeks ago. I have not set foot in a gym for 20+ years. I think I went once in high school to leg press once.
I went to the gym, joined and met with trainer. To be honest, I really expected him to look at me and yell, "Cancel My appointments for the rest of the afternoon". But it was nice to not be judged. He had a very basic workout for me. Legs, pull ups, dumbells, presses, situps etc. ( ok I forgot my book with the exact workout.) While doing the dumbell lifts (curl wrists, bring arms up parallel with shoulders) he tought me my first lesson. LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR. I'm sure this had to do with me using 5 lb dumbells.
At 37 years old, 200+/- lbs, I have no illusions about what shape I'm in. I know I have no uper body strength. So I do not feel bad about the 5 lb dumbells. I have to start somewhere.
I am really stoked about going back tomorrow. I will try to actually post what I'm doing.
My goals for now are this:
1: Follow through with this. (Ihave a tendancy to slack off)
2: Eat more than once a day
3: Feel good about myself
4. Have Fun!!!
I'm meeting with my trainer next week to get my body fat% (I'm sure its higher than my muscle %) and then I'll set my weight/mass goals..