First let me say I am having a much better day today
, yesterday I was a total sourpuss
Got up early this morning and went out to meet Mike, the trainer, on a side note, how is that these people are so alert at ungodly hours of the morning? Just saying, I don't even want to anyone speaking to me before 7a.m.
Anywho, before I get too sidetracked. I met up with Mike this morning, it was my second freebie session. On Monday I told you all that the workout was good but nothing too earth shattering and I sort of expected more of the same today. As with Monday, he has me using much bigger weights than I am used to at home. At one point he asked me to stand on a 1/2 circle foam platform and do some bicep curls. Quite accidentally, I said "oh, that's it?" Well! I guess the little note he made in his book said "kick her ass" because on the next pass through that circuit he said, "let's add amp it up a little, stand on the half-round, give me a dual bicep curl with a shoulder raise and a deep squat." Note to self, keep mouth shut unless you're telling this man how difficult something is or that you're in pain.
After about 35 minutes of full on strength circuits, he manically smiled and said, "I have a special treat for you in the next room, from now on, I want you think of that room as our special place." Uh oh, what have I gotten myself into?
The special treat:
Well it was neither special nor a treat and I will never consider it "our special place"! We went to an open studio with what I can only describes as ropes for hog-tying dinosaurs or elephants given the size and length. He had the nerve to say "picture yourself on the most beautiful beach you've ever seen, now make some waves." There were several set of various rope torture moves. When that craziness was over, I thought, good, we're done! Wrong! He asked me to move into a hallway that was sort of hidden from view and now I know why. Have you ever seen the biggest loser where Jillian makes the contestants run and drag her with a rope while she does her best to resist? Same exercise minus Jillian and insert an almost immovable metal platform loaded with weights.
When the workout finally and mercifully ended, he asked how I felt, I replied, dead! His response? "Good, plenty more where that came from, see you Monday." Seriously, wtf?
For all the bitching I just did, I signed up for 20 sessions (bonus- I only had to pay for 16, so with this week's freebies that's 6 free sessions which amounts to almost $400 saved up front and with the 2 freebies on the backend, that will be 4 session and $500 saved). I gingerly handed over my check, tried to smile and sound pumped for Monday after all, I don't need him planning any more special treats!
All joking aside though, it was a fantastic workout that left me sweating like a hog and completely spent. When I got home, I decided to take a 30 minute nap before getting ready for work, 2 hours later my secretary woke me when she called to ask if I was coming to the office today and to remind me that I had a 10:00 am meeting. I barely made it here for 9a.m.