I got to the gym four times this past week: two times with The Trainer and two class sessions. My training on Thursday didn't introduce me to anything new, but The Trainer brought back some 'oldies but goodies.' I got to hit the heavy bad again--I REALLY need to get my own gloves--and enjoyed it just as much as the time before. But, I had to do several things that I'm not particularly fond of--especially this:
I've done this several times before, but Thursday was the first day I was able to flip the tire BY MYSELF! And I did it 6 times! Even with my T-rex arms! This isn't my favorite thing to do, but it makes me feel good when I see progress.
The slide board got another go at me, but in a different way. And THIS one I REALLY dislike. This is called mountain climbing:
It is going to take me a long, long time to get to the point where I can do this comfortably--if it ever happens. My arms aren't nearly strong enough to hold up my entire body for an extended amount of time and I'll have to lose a lot more weight before I come close to being able to do this well.
I also got to pull the heavy rope again--yay. It isn't very difficult and it's getting easier all of the time, but it most certainly works the arm muscles! My arms are beginning to regain the strength I have lost over the years, but, again, I have quite a way to go.
I am scheduled to see The Trainer twice again next week and will probably only get to class twice--I have to have lab work done in anticipation of my physical on the 14th, so I will likely miss one day of class. (I can't see going to the gym after fasting overnight--just isn't going to happen.)
*Of course, I DO need to get up for appointments, etc, but that is the exception, not the rule, in my life.