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A Hard Decision

Monday, September 16, 2013

I had to sit down and make a dificult decision...For the past year, I have enjoyed going to the gym and training wed. evenings with my trainer...I learned so much from her..
Because of financial issues, I cannot in good concscience, spend a grand for 6 months on the personal trainer...I will still go to the gym, but, I 'm afraid I have to drop ;the trainer..
I think with the guidence she's given me over the past year, I can continue to work out and with my new eating habit, I can achieve my goals...

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GENRE009 3/13/2014 8:06PM

    I think you could always drop the trainer. I had one, and didn't notice anything for 12 weeks. I think you could always do things when the weather is warmer outside: bike, walk, roller blades. the key is that your body needs 3 -45 minutes to be healthy. But if you are really into getting everything back into where they belong, it doesn't seem to happen until most of the fat is gone. that stomach will go if you eat the omegas at every meal. They are Salomon, sardines, olive oil-1 tabsp.,avocados, ground flax-1 tabsp.,and a hand full of almond(only once -because it is too fattening). These are the things that reduce the belly fat. Also don't drink anything with calories except milk. So you do 2 cups of either tea or coffee, then the rest either herbal not caffeine free tea or straight water. I don't think buying a fit bit will motivate you, it's a novelty. Just like people who buy machines, they think the machine will motivate the, they don't realize they need to push themselves. Just remember to put vegetables into everything, even sweets if you make the, And eat mini meals. And always have snacks on you. Keep a journal of 1200 calories daily. plain yogurt is good to snack on. Always plan, otherwise you fail. And have a go to meal in the house when you really want to bind. I make vegetable soup, or steam vegetables, or eat raw cauliflower with yogurt & spinach dip, or popcorn plain. Anything as long as it's real foods not man main. And I still lose my weight. I have goner from 186 to 140, but I know I haven't worked as hard at it as you have. I do curves now, and that seems to put things together quickly.

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NYARAMULA 9/18/2013 1:34PM

    Just make the best use of all that you have learned from her. emoticon

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HEALTHYLU1 9/18/2013 7:38AM

    You might be able to arrange a regular "check up" less frequently - so it's not cold turkey and you can tweak your program as you progress.

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MJLUVSANIMALS 9/17/2013 7:04PM

    You got your foot in the door, and have learned the right spots to work on. I know a trainer points that out, and also tells you the reps needed. A lot of us are dealing with financial burdens in today's economy. Some things just have to go to the back of the line until things improve. And we are all hoping they will, someway, somehow. I have given up a lot of the luxuries and have found other ways to enjoy my life for less amount of outgo. I want to put my money where my mouth is, and that is healthy eating! lol

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SMART4ANDREY 9/17/2013 5:05PM

    It's a big deal only if you make it a big deal!!!
You have all the knowledge you need, maybe seek for some additional motivation to kick yourself in the butt when needed:).
Believe in yourself and you'll be fine!

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CATLADY52 9/17/2013 3:35PM

    Explain your situation to her. I'm sure she'll understand. Keep with the program she set up and recommend her to others as a way of showing your appreciation for the work she has done with you. emoticon emoticon on knowing you can take it from this point on.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 9/17/2013 1:58PM

    You have the tools to keep on going yourself. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/17/2013 10:43AM

    You can do it! We will help coach you along and kick you in the butt when you need it. emoticon emoticon

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PHATPAT18 9/17/2013 9:11AM

    You have learned much and that should be the encouragement needed to succeed. emoticon

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KALIGIRL 9/17/2013 8:51AM

    I'm sure her guidance will stay with you. Hope you might see each other outside of the gym and keep your friendship.

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    I never really understood why a personal trainer was necessary, especially with the high fees they charge. You know the program, and there should be someone working in the gym who will answer any questions that you have about equipment or exercises. emoticon Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.


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IMREITE 9/17/2013 12:32AM

    tell her the reason why you need to stop seeing her. sometimes they can offer better rates or group sessions to save costs.

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JANTWO 9/17/2013 12:16AM

    You can do it !!!!

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DJ4HEALTH 9/16/2013 11:41PM

    Just tell her why and that you learned much from her and I bet she will be glad that you did learn from her and if you find someone that wants on you can recommended her to them

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