Going into my first week of my four week fitness plan, I had no idea what I was in for. I didn’t expect it to be easy, but I also didn‘t expect it to be super challenging either. My first appointment concerned the InBody analysis. I took off my sneakers and stepped onto the InBody scale. I tightly gripped onto the two handles and anxiously awaited my results.
My trainer grabbed the sheet of paper from the printer and signaled me to join him at a table nearby. I glanced at the page that contained my results, but most of the words and numbers meant nothing to me. The more my trainer reviewed the results with me, the more new information I learned about my body. From waterweight, to protein and mineral percentages, to skeleton weight, to body fat and muscle mass, this machine measured essentially everything important there is to know about ones body. I had used scales that measure different compenents of my body such as weight, BMI and muscle mass at the gym I went to in the U.S. however, this scale was different and more exact.
Based on my results, the trainer pointed out my strengths, as well as areas that could use improvement. My results indicated that one of the key areas that was under the normal average for women my age was muscle mass. Before starting my four week fitness plan I was unsure what exactly I wanted my goal to be. This preliminary process helped me pinpoint what I need to center my workout program around.
The following day I walked into PRIME TIME for my second appointment with my trainer. During this appointment we created my workout plan. There were several exercizes and equipment with which I had no prior experience using but that my trainer encoraged me to try anyways. Although strength training was not a field I was familiar with, my trainer gave me the boost of confidence I needed to believe in myself. The workout plan that we came up with was intended to last an hour and target the areas of my body that needed improvement. Even after going through just one rotation of my plan, I was exhausted and wasn’t sure I had the ability to complete this workout three times a week. Once again, my trainer assured me that I was more than capable if I was willing and motivated to put in the work.
After going to PRIME TIME three times this week to complete my workout, I must say that I have proved myself wrong. The initial self doubt I expressed to my trainer was soon replaced with determination. I’m not sure if it was the workout plan, the trainer or the combination of the two that gave me the self confidence that I needed but either way, something in me changed and I am ready and eager to see what the upcoming weeks hold for me at PRIME TIME.