I’m at the office right now, its about 8:40am. I just did a quick change in the bathroom because I was still in my workout gear!! Just got back from day 1 of my Females in Training program! I’m so excited! I met with Lauren, the trainer/owner for a 7:30am appointment and everything went better than expected. I always get nervous starting something new or meeting new people, but i had no reason to be, Lauren was great. We’re close in age and she was easy to get along with. When i first arrived she had me fill out some paper work, and get some body measurements. I should have snagged a copy so i could keep track of my progress and share! Next time ill try and remember. She had me step on a scale, something that i hadn’t done in god knows how long. And i don’t REALLY want to share the number here, buuuuuuuuuuut i’ll do it anyway. extra motivating i suppose. I weighed in at exactly 140.5lbs! Yea, i was sort of expecting that. Every time i hit up the Doctors they weigh me in at 137, but its been a while so… Yea, well, its ok, im almost 5’7!!! So im right on target! right?! lol!well next she had me hold on to this little device that reads my BMI. I asked how it worked and she said it sends waves through my body that bounces off the muscle and fat tissues and it can read the difference between them. Apparently i scored excellent in that!! 21.2!!!! She said that the range for average healthy people is 21 to 32? I might have remembered that wrong, but i know i was right there on the border!! Which means i have a lot of muscle tissue in there! whoop whoop! That made me excited and encourages me to keep on doing what im doing! Next she had me warm up on a treadmill for 5 minutes, just walking a nice easy pace. then we went through each station. I did push ups, walking lunges, this strange pull-up sort of exercise, squats, crunches, reverse crunches (I’m not sure what they are really called), and holding the plank position for as long as i could. It was really fun actually. Some were easy, and the others… not so much. lol! but, overall she said my form was great and it was obvious i knew what i was doing. Which is good, so that way we can jump right into the training. I told her i wanted to work on toning up, and getting arm muscle definition, strength in my core, and just slimming down a teeny bit. So mainly my goal is working on strength training progression. I’m so excited to get this going! I’m able to go 3 times a week, for an hour of one-on-one personal training for an entire month. Hopefully ill get excellent results, as ill finally have someone telling me exactly what i need to be doing. trying to set a regimen on your own can be difficult with all the conflicting information out there! So, yes! consultation is behind me! and day one starts 7am Tuesday morning! She gave me a journal to record my meals, food, supplement, and liquids intake. I told her i was vegan and she seemed interested in having me tell her more. And after going through a typical day step by step of what i eat, she told me that i seem to know exactly what it is i need to do! so great!! everything seems wonderful and im excited to get this going! Hopefully this will help me get my daily routine going!! Anyway, time to open the office!! Have a wonderful, healthy, fabulous day!!!