The beginning of this healthy lifestyle change was the hiring of a personal trainer. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have had gym memberships for many years and always started off well but after a month or so I stopped going. I knew I needed someone to hold me accountable and to show me the correct way to do the exercises. So I decided to hire a personal trainer. It is the best thing I have done!
The guy that trains me is Tim Lutz, owner of Into Fitness LLC in Liberty, Mo. He is a 67 year old man that is in the best shape I have ever seen for a man his age. He is a former bodybuilder and really knows his stuff. He has trained many people for competitions over the years.
I work out with him for 1 - 1½ hours, 3 days a week. I also do cardio (usually on the treadmill) for 45 mins - 1 hour 5-6 days a week and one night a week, I take a Zumba class and a Chair Fitness class. They are a lot of fun. I really like Zumba! It's a Great way to burn calories while having a good time!
When I work out with Tim, I do lunges every time, do my stomach every time and then do chest one day, back another day and legs another day. I do 3 sets of 15-30 reps depending on the excerise and weight. In between sets I run the room or do lunges or both. I'd like to be able to give you a list of the machines I use and the weights I lift but I still don't know the names of them all. :) I know one of them is the hack machine and I hate it! LOL it's the hardest one for me but man my legs have sure changed because of it.
So depending on if it's a day I am working out with Tim or not, I can be at the gym anywhere from 45 mins to over 2 hours, 5-6 days a week. I usually go in the early mornings as I feel it gives me a burst of energy for the rest of the day.
I use to HATE working out and now I LOVE it!! I have lost weight before on Weight Watchers but I never felt like I do now. I have so much more energy and my body is so much leaner. I even weigh more now than I did at my lowest on Weight Watchers, however I can wear a smaller clothing size than I did then.
Had you asked me 4 months ago if I would be in the gym as much as I am today, I would of laughed and told you, you were crazy. But now I can't imagine my life without exercise.
It has made a HUGE difference and I highly recommend that everyone do some form of exercising!
Here's to a healthier you,