Five years ago, I broke my right hand in an accident at work.
I had never broken a bone before, so while a cast was interesting (and rather pungent) I learned a lot about muscle atrophy.
After a mere three weeks in a cast, my right hand was damn weak.
Now, I had had some experience with weight training and gyms on and off since college. I always liked weight training. So, i started working out at home.
I had also gained weight, about ten pounds on my small frame. I had never tried to lose weight before and when I decided to lose weight, I lost 30 pounds in less than six weeks. I became a pretty ripped little skeleton.
My daughter teased me that I didn’t need a bra because I didn’t have boobs anymore. 112 is grossly thin for me.
I became the first person on earth to need a Fitbit to make sure I ate enough.
And through healthy eating and weight training I gained back 20 pounds. I have been every size from a zero to a twelve in my lifetime.
Tonight I weigh 133.
My daughter, on the other hand, has struggled with her weight. And finding activities she enjoys is part of the problem.
I belong to the gym where my husband works, but she can’t use the weight room there until she’s 16. She’s 14 and three-quarters.
She went to the pediatrician today to follow-up on an urgent care visit for a sprained ankle. She has grown to almost five-foot-three. That means she has less than an inch to catch me!
But her pediatrician says she should weigh between 100-115 pounds.
That is too thin, in my opinion.
But it needs to be addressed. So we decided to explore Planet Fitness.
Why Planet Fitness?
Because their Black Card membership is $22/month. No money down, no contract. It allows me to bring a guest every time AND that guest can be my teen daughter.
More on that next time….