Extreme Health Makeover: Meeting One

August 3, 2009 Categories: Extreme Health Makeover | 6 Comments  

Tonight was the first group meeting for the Extreme Health Makeover. I met the other participants, had my Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentage measured, took waist and hip measurements, had before pictures taken, and recorded a short video introducing myself. Oh, and they took my blood pressure – after they measured my BMI and body fat. It was a little high. Go figure.

I had to get over my initial reaction, which was, “I’m the biggest person here.” They were all very friendly, though, all happy to be chosen and eager to get started.

I also scheduled my weekly appointments with my personal trainer, Kimberly. I will meet with her once a week to turn in my food diary, report my weight, adjust my calorie intake level if needed, and do weight training. Four more days of the week, I will go to the gym on my own, doing weight training and cardio.

And so it begins.


  1. Karen

    Heh… I always have the same initial reaction any time I walk into a room. Just think… soon you won’t be thinking that!
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  2. Andrea

    Go Carrie! You can do it!

    Who knows, you may wind up actually *liking* the gym workout. :)

  3. Debi

    I think you are so awesome for doing this!!! I don’t think I would have the guts, though goodness knows I need to do something.
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  4. carrie

    Karen – I’m looking forward to it!

    Andrea – at least I’m getting a lot of audiobooks listened to while I work out!

    Debi – I finally decided that I had to quit worrying about what people thought – even as I’m huffing and puffing up the stairs to the cardio room. I’m doing it for me – and I just ignore everyone else.

  5. Mother Mayhem

    If someone came towards me with a measuring tape, my blood pressure would probably go through the roof. ;o)

    I’m rooting for you! :o )
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  6. carrie

    Thanks, Lisa.