Today's fun with a personal trainer was fine. It was a guy, it turns out, and not a lot was said due to our language barrier. Basically, my body fat percentage is too high (not a surprise) and is located in... Well, that was ackward for both of us-he said tummy but was staring at my boobs the whole time ;) I need to lose about 7-10 kilos, which is probably fair enough.
And then we got to the portion where he advised me on my workout. Now, in all fairness, there was no way for him to gauge my present fitness level or whatnot, as we couldn't chat about my sedintary lifestyle over the last 7-8 months. But I do believe that starting with an hour of cardio, 160 crunches, and a half hour of stretching might be a bit much in my first week back to the gym in ages, no? However, it is a lovely goal to work towards. I am actually all about doing an hour of cardio (on the elliptical only, hate treadmills like the devil) a day, as I only start getting runner's high at about 40 mins or so and I like to have time to enjoy the buzz. However, since I am not sure my stomach even has muscles, 160 crunches from day one might be a bit ambitious! I was also advised on how many calories I should be aiming for, which amused me. I came to a gym, so I must be dieting, right? I don't think so! I don't actually eat a whole lot, esp as I don't have time to at work, but I like food and I am not going to cut out things I like to eat. To hell with their calorie count! I don't mind trying to eat more fruit and veg, but I have no intention of cutting out things like full fat cheese. I like dairy and carbs, so fuck ditching them!
I got in a short workout after the session was over, only 15 mins and 40 crunches, before having to shower and go to work. Always fun to reintroduce myself to the joys of communal showers. Actually, it was fine, as no one was too blatant with the staring.
Work was work. New fun and excitement is that all kids with scores lower than 70% have to rewrite the tests. Can't have the parents see bad marks now, can we? More work for me, as I run around photocopying extra tests and giving them to Mr. Joo. Hopefully the threat of retests will convince the little bra... i mean, darlings, to study in the first place.