Saturday, February 27, 2010
Since joining the Y this past fall, I've been using a wonderful program they have, called 3N1. The free program put me together with a personal trainer for an hours each week over a 12 week period, to teach me how to use the equipment properly, keep me motivated & accountable. Today, I graduated from the 3N1 program!!
Part of the 3N1 program involved writing my daily workouts on a sheet with teeny tiny boxes. When I first started, I could fit my workouts in the boxes easily. As I kept going, gained momentum & became truly dedicated to the process, it became impossible to fit all my exercise in the little boxes! That was when I found the button to print out my weekly Spark fitness tracking. Each week, when I met with Anna, my trainer, I printed off my cardio tracking sheet and showed her how great I'd done.
Anna, is a Spark member too, so she totally understood & supported my Sparking. We love going over my printouts each week, seeing how each week my goals increased to keep up with how much extra cardio I was putting in each week. And it was so great to see my endurance increase (i.e. at the beginning, I could only swim 20 laps in 40 minutes. This month, I hit 40 laps in 60 minutes!)
After our session this morning, I kept working out. Anna came & found me & told me that I needed to show my weekly tracking sheet to Jenny, another Y employee, before I left. When I introduced myself to Jenny, she was really impressed with the great Spark tools. She then told me that Anna had been bragging on me & my progress! She said "you've lost 35 lbs, right? That's so great. Keep it up. I know you can!"
Ok, how cool is it when your trainer brags on your accomplishments, plus spreads the Spark using you as an example? And to make it all the better, I got to hear about her bragging on me! (She even used me & my Sparking as an example of motivation in a recent interview for a job as an exercise motivation consultant at a post-op bariatric (sp?) surgery clinic.)
Thank you, Anna! I can't wait to keep working with you, as a regular personal training client. So glad we're working, and Sparking, together!!!