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I hired a trainer.. so I guess that means I gave up?? :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Okay seriously, sometimes I do kinda feel like I gave up because I broke down and hired a trainer. I mean the whole concept of spark is that we can do this without needing to hire a professional. This site gives you all the tool and motivation and guidance you could possibly ask for. Our only job is take it and apply it right?

Right.

Except I am kinda lazy. I have never been one of those people who could blame genetics for my weight or say I have a glandular issue. I am extremely healthy. Even pregnancy didn't make me pack on the pounds. Following the basic rules of diet and exercise truly work on my physique.

My only issue has been LAZINESS. I get in the gym and will be in there for two hours. I'll spend most of my time on the elliptical machine because it is "easy" and then kinda cheat my way through the weights routine. This keeps me from GAINING weight but it is no way to really bust through the fat and build tons of strong healthy muscle.

Sooooo in May I broke down and hired a trainer. And boy oh boy what a difference that has made! First of all, I am paying him (a great and fair rate!) to be on time so that means I have to be on time. I also can't cancel because I signed a 12 month contract with ridiculous cancellation terms (I intentionally didn't negotiate because I didn't want it to be easy for me to walk away).

Also, because he is right there watching me do weights, I can't slack off on a few reps or skip a set entirely. He will call me on my bull and if I half-do a rep, he makes me do 3 more... Talk about motivation to get it right the first time. And along that same vein, when I am working with him, I want to work HARD. I want to get my money's worth, I want to take full advantage of this opportunity that lots of women would kill to have, and I want to get this goal in motion of having my college body back!

So in a way yes, I have given up on my ability to do this on my own. But I've also accepted the reality of my own personality and am working WITH it instead of just walking away again.

11 months from now I will either have a very angry husband or an awesome body. I'm hoping for the latter!

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  • SHAPEANDMOLD
    Sometimes, we all need a little boost. Being on Sparkpeople doesn't mean you have to go it alone. It just means you're still a work in progress. For me, I do some of my exercising alone because I don't like crowds. But other times, I ask my friends to spot me and watch my form or workout with me because I try harder when they're around.

    We all need a little support every once in a while and it can be tough to be the only person pushing yourself. If someone else pushes you...it's ok too...as long as YOU change in the long-run and you can still do the exercises and workout when the trainer is not around. The trainer can help you get in shape, but they cannot do it for you.

    Good luck! =)
    3488 days ago
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