The program officially starts on Monday. I’m to take my before pictures, weight & measurements on Saturday. I have ordered calipers that should arrive by them—they shipped yesterday. John & I will have to learn to use them.
Because of the requirement to workout 6 days a week I will probably join a gym because I know I’m not driving 45 minutes 1-way to work out on Saturday mornings. The gyms in this area are primarily BIG business but there is one small facility that has been around for as long as I can remember called (get ready for it), The Firm. When we first moved here I got all excited because I thought it was THE Firm. lol They don’t have a website so I’m going to have to actually GO to see if I even want to talk to anyone about their membership prices. The other options, as I said, are big business. I don’t know that I would really have a problem with muscle heads or meat market mentality at 5:00 AM; I’ll have to try them out.
I think what I’m going to do is hit all of them up for their 1 week or 2 week pass. Try them each out & make a decision based on comfort level, amenities, clientele, & cleanliness. We’ve got just about every big name imaginable within 5 minutes of my house…Bally’s, Planet Fitness, Snap Fitness, 24-Hour Fitness, Future Fitness, Retro Fitness, L.A. Fitness, you name it, we’ve got it. I might be able to get away with working out in different gyms for free for as long as 3 months. Hmmm, makes me think. lol
I have the workout plan for August. It’s interesting. It’s an upper & lower split routine—6 days a week. I’ll do the same exercises ever other day. It’s low sets (1 to 5) & low sets (3 to 5) with 20 to 30 second rest periods. So I guess I’ll be going pretty heavy—we’ll see. They won’t answer any questions until Monday. The leg work is tons of squats, lunges & deadlifts. The upper body is pull-ups, chin-ups, neutral grip pull-ups, rows of just about every kind, & overhead presses. There is no mention of cardio.
It’s going to be fun!