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Thursday, November 01, 2012

I had my first session yesterday and things went really well. My current schedule with my trainer is 3x per week for the next 4 months. I had to make a decision with what I was going to do. At first I was going to do a Crossft style group workout at another facility but after checking out training options I opted for a personal trainer instead. The guy has some serious credentials, a very good disposition, and he takes me seriously. We hit it off right away. He reminds me of a good friend I haven't seen or talked to in about 15 years, same personality.

I did my fitness assessment and did fairly well for someone who has been training on his own for a year and a half. VO2 Max was about a 35, which is about average for my age..
www.topendsports.com/tes
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It's gonna be interesting to see how it reads after 4 months of dedicated training.

I felt like I was received well at the gym plus the owner was a trainer at the gym where I got my start so she knows my story pretty well and was overjoyed to have me on board...even got a big hug to boot :)

I guess when you condense all of the reasons why I selected the more expensive path, it all boils down to this..

I'm lonely.

I have been doing so much on my own for so long, I just need someone to work with, to push me, and to kick my rear when needed. I've done a really good job on my own for sure but it's time now to bring in outside help.

I need to be accountable to make it to the final stages of my journey... it's been a long one.

I also feel I really need the one on one with someone who not only gets it but also respects how far I have come. I need to connect with someone who will give me the push needed to be consistent with strength and conditioning training.

I am pushing to lose between 20-25 pounds over this winter.

If I make that goal, I will be well within sight of the finish line.
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TDWANDD2MYK9 11/12/2012 1:58AM

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BUTTERFLY-1976 11/7/2012 12:40PM

    Awesome!! Enjoy your vacation & work outs!!

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LIV2RIDE 11/6/2012 9:25AM

    As someone who works out alone at home I totally understand needing accountability to push farther and make some real progress. I'm very motivated as are you but just need that little extra push. I'm glad you decided to go with the trainer. I feel that is a more personal and focused type of training than going to Crossfit. Although I say that never having tried it, only reading about it.

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LADYGWEN25 11/5/2012 2:33PM

    I hear you Robert.. My friend Grace is now my officiall PT ... she has her own buisness and has helped me with my marathon training and increasing strength for Swim.. IF YOU CAN.. i so HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY encourage you to join a local triclub group in your area... it'll really help..lol.. my preseason starts today.. OY!

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LINDAKAY228 11/5/2012 11:35AM

    Sounds like an awesome plan! SOmetimes we need some outside help to get us on the very best plan possible.

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CATIATM 11/4/2012 9:42PM

    This sounds like a wonderful next step!

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AZURELITE 11/4/2012 10:16AM

    Great plan! I'm sure you'll meet any goal you set.. you are tenacious!
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SPUNKYDUCKY 11/4/2012 2:04AM

    Sounds like a great plan - I am also starting up with a trainer again. I am planning to have him come to my house once a week. It will be exciting to see how successful we are in 4 months!

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POLSKARENIA 11/3/2012 4:35PM

    Good luck with the training plans!

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NEWMOM20121 11/3/2012 9:03AM

    Plans and goals are in place. Great job you can do it.

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KIPPER15 11/2/2012 8:35PM

    Good plan. Lovely to have the trainer to push you. You will do great. emoticon emoticon

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FALLNTENN 11/2/2012 6:42PM

    A personal trainer is wonderful. I wish you a lot of success.

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SHOSHANADP 11/2/2012 5:21PM

    Good luck!

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PATRICIAANN46 11/2/2012 5:05PM

  Great Job!!!!! What an inspiration you are.......... emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/2/2012 4:04PM

    thats great!! you are an inspiration!

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JAMER123 11/2/2012 4:00PM

    Fantastic! We all need to have someone available to push us when our mojo is not up to par!
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JIBBIE49 11/2/2012 2:46PM

    You're a STAR.

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NSMANN 11/2/2012 2:39PM

    I worked with a personal trainer earlier this year and it was the most valuable experience I've ever had with fitness. He pushed me to lift weights that I never would've attempted on my own. And I loved keeping our appointments--accountability!

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FAVORITEAUNT84 11/2/2012 2:36PM

    Good for you! And good for you for being honest about your reasons. I find that being honest with myself tends to be incredibly difficult. emoticon

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TERRIJ7 11/2/2012 1:56PM

    You are an inspiration! I appreciate that you recognize your need for some outside help and companionship on this last leg of your journey. I'm sure that your relationship with the trainer will be a valuable one for your maintenance, too.

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You've made a well-thought decision and I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results!

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/2/2012 12:46PM

  I'm so glad you have this opportunity. You have worked hard, and I agree that it's Ok to call the experts to assist one in getting over the plauteu.

It does get hard always doing everything on their own and fiends are very motivating! emoticon emoticon

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CICELY360 11/2/2012 12:12PM

  good blog

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PCASEY7 11/2/2012 11:59AM

    Good for you!

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SLIMLEAF 11/2/2012 11:30AM

    Working with a personal trainer sounds a really good idea. I wish you well and will be very interested to hear how you get on, what sort of things your training involves etc.

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KARRENLYNN 11/2/2012 11:24AM

    Congratulations on all of your accomplishments so far. Sounds like you have a great plan and made some excellent choices for you. I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress and cheering you on to your ironman race! Keep pushing forward, you can do it! :)



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LINDAK25 11/2/2012 11:14AM

    What a terrific choice! It'll be great to have feedback. Sometimes it's just a matter of being able to have someone to talk to and bounce things off of. Oh and to give you a push when you need it!

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CHANGINGSAM 11/2/2012 11:08AM

    I'm glad that the first session went well! I can't wait to hear all about training over the next four months. You are going to rock it!

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GINGERHAWK 11/2/2012 11:00AM

    So great to read about your initial training session. It sounds like you're off to a great start and are totally positioned to reach the next goal on your list. You rock! emoticon

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MIMIDOT 11/2/2012 10:40AM

    Sounds like you have a good plan. Keep it up!

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BILL60 11/2/2012 10:12AM

    Happy for you. Take full advantage of the trainer.

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OPTIMIST1948 11/2/2012 9:52AM

    Sounds like you made a smart decision. Did you talk with the person about your 70.3 goals as well as weightloss? Also, if you are lonely, it might be worth talking to your bike shop. I know mine does a regular group ride. It might be nice...although they might be getting ready to hiatus until spring.

Lood Guck!

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MOMMY445 11/2/2012 9:42AM

    such great goals! good luck! you can do this!

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BESSHAILE 11/2/2012 9:03AM

    I am SO glad you are working with a personal trainer. I t hink you really hit the nail on the head when you said "lonely" = That's one of the important things that I get out of working with my personal trainer. It's someone who can share in the specifics of my improvement - not the general enthusiasm I get from loved ones. My personal trainer gets excited when a specific muscle can do more - ... the kind if minutia only interesting to the devoted.

You're going to have SO much fun! Yippeee for you.

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VOLLEYGIRL77 11/2/2012 8:58AM

    Awesome! Have fun with your new partner! You can do it!

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PENOWOK 11/2/2012 8:54AM

    That is terrific!! You are definitely on the way! It's great that you could get that personal touch!!

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WALLINMW 11/2/2012 8:41AM

  Great blog~!

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NEWTINK 11/2/2012 8:26AM

    This journey can definitely be a lonely one. I think it is awesome that you recognize it and are doing something about it .. You can do this .. keep pushing through.

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DJSHIP46 11/2/2012 8:24AM

    emoticon or at the very least off to a good start!

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123ELAINE456 11/2/2012 8:08AM

  Awesome!!! Great Goals. You Can Do It. You Deserve to Treat Yourself with a Personal Trainer. You are Worth it. This is the WAY TO GO!!! God Bless You and Family. Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day. Take Care.


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JANEMARIE77 11/2/2012 8:07AM

    good luck in the end it is about you Don't count to hard on your trainer, he may leave, you may find its just about the money for him, he could let you down in so many ways, be careful you can only count on yourself Have fun work with him but don't make it about him and how great he is.

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