Starting this week @ PRO Club

May 28, 2007

So I went for my first program sessions over the past week – all preliminary stuff:

  • Initial blood test
  • Initial counseling session
  • Initial fitness baseline

But this week the real work starts. This week I go to see the program doctor tomorrow, and then I have my first personal trainer and nutritionist visit on Weds. We talked about taking pictures on a weekly basis and putting them up on Flickr for family and friends, and that’s probably the route we’ll go – starting this week. It’ll be neat to see the progress over the next few months – the hope is to drop the last 40 pounds this summer.

They also set me up with a pedometer to keep tacked to my side and measure how much non-exercise activity I put out throughout the day – setting a baseline to ensure that this doesn’t decrease as exercise increases.

It’s amazing – I found a couple pictures from when we were back in Arizona, and it’s amazing to see how much weight I lost when we were in the Philadelphia area – I was quite the chubby monkey. I may need to post that up in Flickr as well. But it’s amazing to think how big you can be, but it just doesn’t feel like it at the time.

Cliff Simpkins

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