I must say I have not been doing as well as I planned the last week... no time at the gym or with the personal trainer. Barn chores one day and resting on the rest...
I started with a personal trainer in Jan.. and I was going twice a week but it started to add up really quickly! I have some good exercises and proper form started. I had a fitness assessment and strength test done. I didn't get set up with a nutirion plan since I'm not that bad in my choices (apparently...).
I have borrowed Turbo Fire intense cardio conditioning from a friend who is working to become a personal trainer. She says it'll be a good start for me. I also spent about $60 to purchase some 2, 7 and 10lb weights and exercise ball (that I need to exchange for a bigger size...). I've been doing 20-30 minute workouts at a minimum of twice a week. I feel SO much better just doing this. I will try to be getting a personal trainer in as finances allow but I think I will try to do this on my own for the most part now. Since I spend a lot of time at my desk at night ... sitting on the exericse ball as my computer chair :)
When I initially made this choice I had no support from friends and family.
The people in my house hold don't exactly stalk up on healthy choices :/ so it makes my meal planning a challenge.
I have been trying to exercise the dogs regularily as part of my cardio but ... the cold air burns my lungs and hurts their paw pads so we're keeping to very short walks.
I weight about the same, if not more, but its more about toning and strengthening areas for me then it the number of the scale.