Husband and I went to the rec center for our orientation tonight. The Fitness Guy asked us a lot of good questions, giving me some hope that he knows what he's talking about lol. He talked about realistic goals and what we were looking to get out of our gym experience, etc.
I went over my upcoming surgery and what goals I have in the short term to get ready for that. Afterward, Husband and I did 20 minutes on the treadmill. Woot. it kicked my butt. But in a good way. I actually feel BETTER now than I did earlier today.
We have another appointment on Saturday with Fitness Guy to set up more personalized cardio and weight routines for each of us based on our goals. Mine is to lose 36 pounds and lower my BMI to 55 or lower so I can be cleared for surgery.
Later in March I'm going to take a Fitness Assessment so that I have a baseline for where I'm starting and then in 5 or 6 months I'll do another one so I can see how far I've gone. It'll be great, you'll see. lol.
I feel like the whole thing is getting easier though. I feel like better eating habits are starting to click. It's not so hard every day to decide what I can and can't have based on how much I've already eating, etc.
Planning ahead as really helped. In fact, tonight, I made "taco egg rolls", and I made 12 of them. So we have a bunch left over which will be turned in to lunch this weekend by adding a Fabulous Salad and a fruit serving to it.
I'm thinking about busting out the slow cooker since I can make a good amount of food; enough for both of us to eat twice anyway. I've been revamping recipes and figuring out the serving portions for everything so eventually I'll just have all the nutrition info at a glance and we'll know exactly how many proteins, fat, and carbs everything is.
It takes a lot of work in the beginning, but it gets easier the longer you work at it.
I'ma drop this BMI like it's hot, yo.