This blog was number 3 in the hit list with the above keywords. I would kind of like to be reassured that whoever did this search is ok and was just researching for a book or something.
Lucy and I went for our personal assessments at our new gym today. I am 34% fat - ugh. We did some resistence training for my core and legs and I think I did OK. I certainly worked harder than I normally would in a power bar class. We'll see how I feel tomorrow morning. He gave advice on nutrition as well. It seems we are not eating often enough, though I do think I eat basically the right things - especially now I have stopped eating so much chocolate (especially as it wasn't even the best chocolate that I was eating), syrupy coffees and cakes. I have lost 4lbs since I did that and started the water aerobics. I might make 5 lbs before we go to California next week.
Anyway we were OK until he started on the hard sell to get us to sign up for personal trainer sessions. The prices he gave were astronomical - especially on top of what we have already paid out to join the place and I refused to sign up there and then. Just as well, as we have since learned that other members of the same gym have signed up for much, much less. We are going back tomorrow to talk about it some more. I hate it when they say "Shall we go for this option or that option" when you haven't had a chance to even think about whether you want any option at all. I guess it's a standard neurological programming sales trick. Then they try to guilt trip you by making you feel you are not committed to your goals or whatever. I start to feel like they are trying to con me then.
Anyway, if the price was right I would like someone to give me a program to follow and to show me how to use the machines and what weights I should be using. I hate being bored with exercising, I just start going through the motions instead of pushing myself. They have promised that my program will change every two weeks to counteract that. I do want to lose some body fat, I do want strong bones, and to maintain flexibility, and have the energy to do what I want. Even if I am getting old I certainly don't want to feel it.
In the end we had to take up some of the carpet in the basement after its soaking on Saturday. It was beginning to smell so bad it was getting to the rest of the house. The real problem is the foam underlay/pad that soaks up the water and fans and heaters won't dry it out through the carpet.
The bathroom floor has really old vinyl on it and now I am thinking it would make sense to put terracotta tiles down in there and in the lobby area outside. I think we have saved the carpet in the guest bedroom ok. It is concrete underneath and I think it would be a good introduction to tiling a floor as it won't need a backer board. The major complication will be removing and replacing the toilet which I think I will leave to a professional plumber. Having read about it there are too many opportunities for leaks and wobbliness to try it ourselves. Also it will be going back about a quarter of an inch higher up than it was and that is bound to cause problems for us (even if it doesn't for anyone else - that's how luck in these matters works for us)
Haven't had much time for knitting, or any other of my current projects lately unfortunately. Must get a couple of things done by Friday though.