Yesterday I took the plunge and went to 24 Hour Fitness and signed up! Today I had my first meeting with my trainer and learned how to use 3 of the hundreds of machines they have. My trainer was really nice.... except for the part where she didn't seem to believe me when I told her I gained 30 pounds within 6 months after having a hysterectomy, and another 30 when I took anti-depressants and that... is how I got so overweight. She went over the fact that 1 lb. of fat weight equals 3500 calories. I don't want to argue with what seems like a logical scientific fact, but I do know that Doctors are FINALLY agreeing that those two factors can cause weight gain. They used to say that anti-depressants caused weight gain because they make you feel hungry and you eat more. Now they just say they can cause weight gain....period. I think you can gain weight without over eating...the same way that stress from a death in the family or divorce, etc. can cause weight loss or weight gain. I have seen it happen many times...in my lifetime. But...of course I could just be in denial that I consumed 245,000 extra calories that caused the weight gain. But when you are in denial, you don't know that you did that...right? So I am sticking with what I said before.
Anyway...other than that.. it felt really great to try something different. I know that exercise is going to make me feel a whole lot better, and I am excited about going. I was a little leery at first about having others watching me exercise, because I have been known to be a klutz at times....but maybe it will just create some funny stories to tell to the grand kids. I've got plenty...but I can always use a few more.
Our weather was EXTREME today!!! I don't know what the temperature was, but while I was out the wind was fiercely freaking freezing! I think about 900 people in the city lost their electricity and several trees blew down. We had light snow, but no accumulation. I had to go to the store to purchase a lock and small towel before my appointment, and went to put the items in my trunk and the wind blew my trunk on my head. OUCH!!! Not a good way to start out to the gym. No brain damage that I have noticed yet though.
Maybe later in the week I will talk about a book I just finished by one of my favorite authors, Vince Flynn. Right now I am freezing and have to go get under the covers!