The trainer suggested I keep a log of my workouts so that I could track my progress as the workouts move forward. He said most people don't, yet it is a good idea so that you can remember the weights and reps to compare in the future.
This actually turned out to be a pretty good idea. Not only did I log the details of the workout, but I also put down what I thought was going well (even in the warm ups and stretches) and what I felt I needed to improve upon.
I think the best doing this, as a beginner, was that it boosted my confidence level. I have been frustrated and so concentrated on what I can't do, that I didn't take time to reflect on what I could do. Forcing myself to write it down made me see that there are things that have improved over the last couple months and that I shouldn't be so negative and down on myself.
Thought this idea might help out someone else.
from the Land of Lincoln