8 Weeks with a Personal Trainer - My Challenge
Thursday, March 20, 2014
For Valentines Day my 7 year old twin Godchildren gave their Aunt Pat a gift certificate for personal training in support of this healthy diet and exercise venture that I'm on. The intention was to use at the gym, that I joined. While I love the gym itself, the personal trainers weren't a good fit for me. So I was holding my pennies to see where would be a good fit. I did research in my area and found a small studio that offered personal training. I emailed for more information and evetually had a call. They were fantastic. Really encouraging. I asked if they were comfortable working with someone who is overweight and generally had zero fitness. They were. Not only that they applauded me for trying.
This past Sunday was my first meeting. My trainer is named Jason. He is former military (Thank you for your service Jason). He was a fitness trainer for the military. Which should have scared me, but it didn't. It made me comfortable that he would know what to do, and how to do it. We discussed my goals. He said your goals are my goals. I worked hard, but not so bad that I couldn't move. I was really excited. Because of the price difference, my gift certificate grew from 3 sessions to 5. I added to it to make for a full 2 months.
This will be an interesting experience. So begins my own 8 week Challenge. We will meet once a week on Sunday's for a half hour. It was interesting. He said to me I don't want to make you my forever client. I want to educate you and help you establish a fitness routine that you can continue to do on your own in a healthy way. I really liked it. As I was sweating and struggling through, he would echo these words.
If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.. I thought that was really cool. All week I've been thinking of that,.