So, as I mentioned yesterday, mum and I went alone to the Wellness Centre in my local village. There we met a lovely lady, who alleviated all my fears. (even though I had to get weighed) and made us both feel very comfortable.
The actual machines are really easy to use. They’re a gentler way to exercise, doing some of the work for you but you get more benefits from them if you actually push and pull. They do have treadmills and cycles and all other kinds of equipment, and because it’s a smaller more personalised setting I didn’t feel as intimidated as going along to a busy gym.
Because they monitor everything, I got told not only my weight, they included BMI, visceral fat levels, hydration, bone density and muscle. All of which were pretty interesting to learn about.
I know what my weight is, and that my BMI is high, but I wasn’t expecting to hear that my muscle weighed in at more than my mothers whole body weight. That I am dehydrated and need more fluids. (will have to see how that one might work as I head back to the day job next week) so now that I got to see what it all entailed. I am really looking forward to a positive start to the year.
And yes, the house scales are getting wizzed. Am going to give them to my mum to look after for me. They’ve agreed to monitor me watch my weight doesn’t fall too low, or that I become overly addicted to it.
My plan would be to walk there use the machines and walk back. More likely when the weather is nicer, but I will use their machines for the more aerobic stuff for now, and get used to it.
I’m not going to talk all figures and numbers, as I know it triggers myself off and others. This is a lifestyle change. Not a diet. My aim is to continue on with what I eat, go back to work and see what happens. This is a slow thing. Hence why the scales are going. Its aimed at my general condition.