Further to my new year’s resolution, I’ve been to the gym a few times now, and had my first evaluation and training session today. A personal trainer asked me a series of health questions and took some measurements. Then had me complete a pair of tasks. The results were pathetic.
First I was instructed to do as many pushups as I could. After just ten my arms were shaking so much I couldn’t continue. Then I was put on a treadmill (a first time for me — it’s a surprising disorienting sensation) and instructed to run a mile as fast as I could. It took me 9:11, and it was all I could do to complete the last fifth of the way. I was dead tired, actually nauseous with exertion. “You have,” my trainer told me gently, “lots of room for improvement.”
I go back on Friday for further evaluation and