Okay, off the sideline and back on the court ~ literally. On Sunday, I met with Dave, my personal trainer, at the fitness center. A class was in session in the studio, but the basketball court was open. After warm-ups, Dave had me pulling him across the court as he stood on a couple of towels! We did a few other exercises ~ then he asked if I’d like to try boxing . . . a jab, then a hook, how about an uppercut? Now it’s time to add in the footwork . . . a roundhouse kick, a straight kick ~ I am enjoying this! I need to get a set of boxing gloves and hand pads to use at home! This is FUN!
After boxing, we worked on the machines for strength training. I’m getting a bit worn out, but let’s keep going ~ Dave says he doesn’t have a client after me, so we’ll continue on ~ “Really, are you serious?” ~ oh, I mean, “Yeah, let’s work that body some more!” I was wearing a heart exercise monitor so we could measure the levels I was at, and Dave was excited to see the progress being made (me, too)! Although, eventually, I start looking around for a clock ~ how much longer can this continue?!?! My trainer was very generous with his time, and I appreciate it. All in all, deducting warm-ups/cool-downs/chat time, my measurable workout was 1 hour, 3 minutes. According to Dave, I reached all 3 levels we were aiming for, and spent or exceeded the required time at each. I burned 527 calories, according to the monitor. Well, that will make me think twice before a few Godiva bonbons approach my mouth again!
Today, after school, I’m meeting Dave for another session. Let me at those boxing gloves!
To be continued . . .