Hey Kate --
Good for you, making beneficial changes at ANY age!!
I'm an RN too, so I understand where some of that reluctance to "follow orders" may come from! I would offer you three things that MAY help you in your work-out agenda --
1. See the trainer as just that -- a trainer, coach, counselor, teacher NOT God and NOT the SS -- and use all that you can from this knowledgeable (young) person. But remember YOU know your own body better than anyone can, trust what you know about your body so you don't injur yourself while following orders!
2. Remember that at least 75% of creating change (even positive change) in our lives is mental/emotional so when your body says "NO, I just can't do any more!!" you will need to ask yourself if that is TRUE or if it is merely an old belief about yourself, based on past performance (which has gotten you to the body you now have, and want to change). Changing our belief systems -- from I can't to I CAN -- is a big part of creating the change we want!
3. In the midst of practicing "accountability" which could mean anything from keeping track of your nutrition consumption, work-outs, etc. to actually hitting targets that the trainer sets for or with you, remember to tell yourself, THIS IS MY GIFT TO MYSELF! And, be sure to build in rewards for not only accomplishing those goals (outcomes) but for simply doing the work (process).
Best of luck as you pursue what is important to you!
Looking forward to learning of your success.
Simple kindness to one's self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.
-David R. Hawkins
| Pounds lost: 7.0