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Front and Center

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

It took me a bit to process that my trainer was leaving (even after she called herself my babysitter.) That comment has been forgiven as it was pointed out to me that she is likely under a lot of stress. Since then, we have been back to our normal selves, and we get along great. This is good, especially for the short term. She is leaving in 2 weeks from today.

I had a little panic attack about what would be next, but those fears are gone. I have a bunch of different options with two in the forefront. I am just rolling with it to see what plays out.

Option 1) - Continue as is with "Bad Cop" - except that he will step up his weekly visitation to 2x's a week. He is my first choice in a trainer, - I always wanted him to be my trainer even when I first met him, although he took kind of a back seat role until a few months ago. It remains to be seen if he is going to want to charge me more for upping his services.

Option 2) - Another trainer in the existing gym has also inquired about training me. I talked to him briefly in the parking lot about my trainer leaving and he said, "I would love to train you." The thing about him is that I think he means it. In my observations of him, he is very caring, vocal, tends towards being boisterous, all of which add up to my kind of person. (heavy on the boisterous!!!)
He might even work alongside bad cop, but not yet sure how that would go.

I had a brief exchange with bad cop to talk about what happens when my trainer leaves in his mind. The Alpha Male roared up and said I will work with him, and only him.

I don't know if that is really in my best interests, and here's where I am putting myself front and center. Many things could happen between now and her exit, and I do not want to alienate my current coach. I will leave things as status quo for now, but when the time comes, I will re-evaluate how I am doing, and what effect this has on me.

The bottom line is how is this going to affect me, my momentum and my continued success. This is what I need to take into account. I can't devalue all my coach has done for me. He is the man that made me believe in myself. He has guided my steps to reach my 58 lb. weight loss. He has been an integral part of my life in the last few months, and I want him to continue. As he says, this has been a fantastic journey - let's keep it going.

I am keeping my needs front and center. I am not in a position where I need to make a hasty decision, but I am all too aware that at some point, I will need to weigh things out, to measure if I am on the right course. There is no shame in recognizing that I may need need more help than one person can give. I expect to have a better understandng of that when the time comes.

How do you keep yourselves "front and center", sparkies?
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    I love that you are really thinking this through instead of acting on emotion.
    1347 days ago
    sounds like you are working this all out, take one day at a time
    1349 days ago
    Keep your head up and when the time comes you will make the right choice for you. Sounds like the trainer that said he would love to train you sees something in you that you don't. Good luck with everything.
    1350 days ago
    Great blog I love how you fathom out situations and always come up with a positive. Go you. I'm sure you will make the right decision when the time comes.
    1350 days ago
    It sounds like you have a good objective look see at the situation and that you have yourself front and center which is where you need to be. Keep doing what you're doing and when the time comes that you have to make a decision you'll make the right one for yourself and you'll have continued success. I'll be praying for you.
    1350 days ago
  • LISA579
    Sorry about your trainer. I dont keep myself front and center which is why my weight is like a yoyo.
    1350 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Well there are probably benefits from each person, and sometimes shaking up the routine has great benefits. I am sure you are going to make the right decision. I say let them fight over your and may the best person win. If you try one and it doesn't work, then change it then. Do worry yourself about it. You are going to the gym and working out, that is the main thing!
    1350 days ago
    I think you already have a head start on the front and center. It sounds like you have weighed everything and won't jump to any hasty decisions. It is good to hear you have some wonderful options too. How nice that the other trainer would "love" to help. That says a lot about you!
    1350 days ago
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