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Just got a personal trainer... now what??

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

So my husband and I just hired a personal trainer. We really need the guidance, motivation, and accountability so we decided to sacrifice some of our personal monthly expenses to get the PT. This is the first time we've had a personal trainer so I want to make sure to take FULL advantage of the services.

Do you all have any tips for me, any questions I should be asking, suggestions, what I should expect from the trainer, experiences you've had, things you wish you would have asked your trainer to do with you? Anything at all would help. I want to make sure to get every ounce of work and sweat out of this experience.

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CGEM61 11/24/2013 12:06PM

    Do whatever they tell you! emoticon

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IRP1114 11/19/2013 5:17PM

    I have never worked with a personal trainer so not much advice I can give. Glad to see you motivated though! Remember more than half of the battle is the food so use the motivation to get the eating as clean as possible to fuel you for the workouts he or she will put you through : )!

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Yesterday I went out to train for my next 5K with my husband and my little brother. My goal was to get from specific points in our route (which measures 1/2 mile) without walking. I got to that point and then thought "OK just keep going till you cant do it anymore then you can walk." So I got to another significant point in the route. At this point I was thinking "wow, I'm still going. OK, ready? We can do this. FINISH. A. MILE. You're almost there anyways, just keep going."

I wanted to stop so many times but then I thought I'm going to feel sooooo horrible if I stop, look at my running app, and see that I was SO CLOSE to making it to a mile and I stopped just short of it. So I kept going and kept going and wanted to stop so badly MENTALLY, but in all reality my body could have kept going.

Then I hear my app say "One Mile..."

OMG, I started crying!!! I ran a mile!! It took me over 14 minutes, but I don't care. After TWO YEARS of trying to run, learning to run as I call it, I can officially and with pride call myself a runner. I couldn't bring myself to say that I was a runner until I was able to run one mile without walking. I have too much respect for people out there who train their butts off and go for miles on end through pain, through wanting to stop, early in the morning before their kids get up, after working a 12 hr shift and dealing with things at home, after life happens and they still MAKE time to go out and run. I wasnt going to take that title all willy-nilly. I had to earn it and my God, I have earned it.


It feels amazing!!!!!! I just had to share it with my SparkCommunity. Thank you for all the support, you guys are AMAZING!!

And just to add some color to this blog, he's a shot of what my new running shoes will look like. They will be my birthday present for my 30th birthday next month. Turning 30 is a milestone in life and becoming a runner is a milestone in fitness so I think that deserves some celebration.

Still debating whether I want green-on-yellow or yellow-on-green.

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IRP1114 3/26/2013 2:39PM

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So cool!! Congrats chica ; )!

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KRISTINE99 3/15/2013 4:14PM

    emoticon You are a runner! Congratulations :) I'm cheering you on. emoticon

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LEAHOBI 3/15/2013 10:32AM

    Woohoo. Congrats :)

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DRKEYEZ820 3/12/2013 10:11PM

    THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST VICTORIES EVERRRRR! You girl, are an inspiration and rock star. Not even those that lose "a lot " of weight can call them selves runners. YOU ARE A RUNNER! Amazing!

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BURNEDEVE 3/6/2013 7:14AM


Seriously, this brought a tear to my eye - being able to run a mile is a goal I have had for most of my life. This is such an inspiring post, THANK YOU!!

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TWINZMOM7 3/5/2013 7:30PM

  You ARE a RUNNER! What an accomplishment. Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Training "Sweet spot" =D

Monday, February 04, 2013

So I finally found my training "sweet spot" and I'm super excited about it!! emoticon
I wanted to get up early this morning and go out for a walk/jog, but of course I didnt. I am not a morning person I feel like when I try to get in a workout in the morning I'm just setting myself up to fail. But I didnt want to just say "too bad so sad" I still wanted to get my walk in. So... I went home during lunch, changed really quickly, and off I went to the park to walk. I ended up doing 2 miles in 30 minutes and I still had time to go home, shower, grab my salad, and get back to the office. I feel amazing!! I feel refreshed, happy, excited, motivated! It feels really good. So I'm going to stick to doing my training during my lunch hour.

I am so close to actually allowing myself to consider myself a "runner" I dont believe I have earned the title just yet, but I am so close to doing it. So I want to stick to this training and since its during my lunch break I dont have the excuse of missing my run because I have to go school or because I have some family event in the evening or unexpected company or a late dinner or anything! No excuses!!!! Noon is now my official training time!!! Woohooo!!

To make the process easier, I'm going to bring my running clothes with me to work and change here before lunch that way I can head straight to the park (or whereever I feel like running) and not have to waste time going home first. I am soooo excited about this new session in my efforts to live a healthy, more active life and I know that with this incorporation I am going to be able to reach my 30lb weigh loss in no time!!! and hopefully well before I actually turn 30.

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CALIRPM 2/5/2013 10:41PM

    Woohoo! Yes, in a perfect world knocking your workout out in the morning is ideal. I have NEVER found that to work for me. I typically like either late afternoon or after dinner. I am actually awake and have calories in me to burn. :) Enjoy your run tomorrow! :)

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IRP1114 2/5/2013 7:10PM

    Wooohooooo! SO happy for you. Glad you found the perfect timing. No excuses. Love it!

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BRAVELUTE 2/4/2013 5:35PM

    Do you live close enough to run home for lunch and back again?

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2013 Race Calendar (so far)

Monday, January 07, 2013

Fog Run - January 12
Seeing is Believing - February 2
Color Me Rad - February 16
Thin Mint - March 2
L.A. Big5K - March 16
CASA Rio Bravo - April 13
The Challenge - May 18
Run Through the Roses - September 14
Strip @ Night 1/2 marathon - November 17

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IRP1114 1/8/2013 9:10AM

    Awesome! Wish I could join you in all those runs ;-)!

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Follow me: ChelaGetsFit

Monday, January 07, 2013

Hi all,

So I've heard and read just about everywhere that the best way to keep oneself accountable is to go public with your goals, any goals. So that's exactly what I finally got the guts to do. Its no surprise to anyone that I am trying to loose weight. It's obvious just by looking at me that I am obese and I'll share my journey with anyone who asks. But I'd never gone completely open and public except for here on SP, but I feel like I'm cheating because even though I LOVE the support I get here I feel like I'm hiding from my real world, the people that know me personally, that I'm around on a daily basis, and that can help keep me accountable a little more because they see me all the time. So I created a Facebook page and I went public with my YouTube channel (which although has been up for almost a year, I hadnt shared with anyone outside of YouTube and SP). So for anyone that wants to follow my journey on other social media sites here are the links to my pages:

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MRS.CARLY 1/7/2013 5:09PM

    I liked you on facebook!

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IRP1114 1/7/2013 3:03PM

    Good for you girl. I know you have it in you! Let's get things going for an awesome year! Keep building on the foundation of healthy habits you have learned in your journey and you will absolutely meet all of the goals you set your mind to!

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