In about three weeks I will be turning 50. That's right. A FAILING economy, FAT and FIFTY... all in one day. My first plan was to be thin and trim by April 13. Well quite clearly that plan did not work. Plan B. Mat Gover owner and personal trainer of EXL Fitness had come to our church to teach the youth about fitness this past year and I was very impressed and comfortable with him.Thank goodness for plan B's.
So I did what every normal overweight person does before the beginning of a new life, but few admit to... I woke up this morning and had my favorite ice cream and when I got home, I had some more. I ate my Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies on my way over and then walked in his doors, ready to begin... in my pj bottoms of all things, which was all I had on hand. I need to pick up some decent work out clothes tomorrow.
Mat believes in using your own weight to create a cardio, weight strengthening program all in one. I will meet with him every two weeks and learn more about fitness and nutrition as I try to develop new lifetime habits. An affordable answer for a personal trainer. I weighed, he measured, I swore. I have a hard time not jumping in with everything I have, but I am learning that effort is not sustainable and I have fizzled out in the past. He gave me just two assignments for the next two weeks
1. Eat Breakfast, with protein and a serving of fish oil
2. Make a list of my short and long term goals
When all is said and done, the turtle won the race didn't he? How old was that turtle?