Saturday, October 22, 2011
From early spring and for as long as the weather holds up, I have immersed myself in landscaping, then sitting back and enjoying the beauty outside.
I reasoned with myself that I was getting a lot of exercise by mowing, pruning, pulling weeds, trimming bushes, etc. but really, I knew when I looked in the mirror that I wasn't seeing the results hoped for. I've been maintaining a very healthy diet and staying within my calorie limits, but that's only one part of what I should have been doing to create that new me.
So last week I started working out with a personal trainer, and he pushed my body to the limit. He actually could be one of the trainers on the Biggest Loser. At the end of the day, I was very close to wanting to - I'm trying to find a nice way to say it, but can't, so I'll just put it out there. I was ready to KILL him. I didn't let my pain deter me and am happy to say I have exercised every day and have now put in a full week.
I'm off to start mowing the lawn for what hopefully will be the last time this year, then I'll walk my 2 miles on the treadmill and work on the other exercises the trainer has me doing.
Wish me the best and hopefully I'm back this time for good with positive results.