Today was a pretty good day. I packed my gym bag early and headed straight to the gym from school. This saved me 20 minutes! Much better. I also knew my way around the gym and the machines which got me in and out quicker. I think my general gym trips will be 3 times a week for about and hour and a half, maybe a bit less. Today I just walked a little bit and then did 3 sets of 12-15 reps on the Life Circuit machines. I did them slowly and paid attention to my muscles, how they felt, and whether I was working at the right resistance. The circuit consists of:
Seated Leg Curl
Ab Curl Bench
Squat (I skip this one)
When I was done I was going to ask the trainer to help me find a machine that mimics the hip raising/standing exercises my PT recommends, but the trainer wasn't there today. I am going to call in the morning and set up an orientation with him to ask about that as well as his recommendation on any of the lower impact machines they have, similar to the elliptical. I was too nervous to walk in and try to figure out the machines on my own today, in the middle of all those people confidently working out. So I'll ask the trainer to help me so I can do even more next week.
I was there for 45 minutes and then went home. I sat and rolled my sore feet on frozen water bottles for half an hour and then went to run errands.
I am glad I joined this gym, even though it is only for 3 months. It is helping me form a structured routine for use at home (or another gym). I am figuring out how to do all the strength training moves on my home machine and/or with free weights so I can continue this long term.
That's all for now. I was up at 5am and am tired. Hope to get to bed early tonight.
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