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My first date with the personal trainer

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

emoticon That's how I felt!!

My session was for 30 minutes. She started me out with three minutes stepping. On a small riser. Ugh. Who the hell knew stepping could be sooo brutal?!

Cardio needs some work.

Then some arm work with a bar, sit-ups, crunches, timed plank, and then squats. A few variations of squats. And I'm going along, la la la...

And then... nausea.

I felt like a contestant on the Biggest Loser on day one at the ranch. I couldn't believe it. emoticon

I went to my locker, grabbed my water and went right back to my trainer. Yea, I felt like crap, but I paid for this and I have got to get going. She told me, "Don't worry, its normal to feel like that. You're not the first."

I still couldn't believe it. I was so embarassed. And ashamed. How in the heck did I let this happen? How could I have let myself get to this point??

I finished my session. I didn't quit any of the reps and sucked it up. It was hard and I was hurting, but I freakin finished.

I wobbled back to my locker, my legs like jelly, sat down and chugged some more water. My original intention was to join in on a class and really go at it full steam ahead, but I just felt like I had had enough. Normally, I would have just done it and then suffered tomorrow in pain, which would ultimately make me want to quit. So I grabbed my stuff and decided tomorrow, cardio and some weights. I'm not going to fall into my old habits.

My things in hand I head to the door of the gym, which happens to be on the second floor. I grabbed hold of the railing and took my first step, first wobbly, jelly step. And then I took the next. It was then I thought, "Screw this... there's an elevator."

I started to turn around and head to the elevator and this voice inside me said, "Don't you freakin dare. You worked hard today, don't take the easy wait out. Its going to take a lil longer to get down those stairs, but freakin do it."

And I did. I went down, step by step, slowwwwwwly. Sure I felt kinda dumb with other ladies whizzing past me, but this is my journey. This is my first real day working out at a gym in a looooong time.

I was so proud of me. I still am. And I'm going to make sure I stay proud of me and my journey.
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    Great Job!! I started out with a personal trainer this week too!!
    3789 days ago
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    It was difficult this time, but imagine how you will feel a month from now, 2 months from now. You are going to be kicking serious butt in a short period of time. I remember when I first discovered weight lifting. I couldn't hit the reps, I was lifting about 8 pound dumbbells. When I was my heaviest I couldn't even walk a full mile without having to stop because my shins hurt so bad (probably from the weight I was carrying). It is difficult at first but you WILL get there.

    I like your quote "being fat is hard, being fit is hard choose your hard". WHAT A FABULOUS WAY TO LOOK AT THINGS!!!!
    3790 days ago
  • GFMAMA888
    That's great! You stopped yourself from potentially overdoing it AND you took the stairs. YOU ROCK!
    3791 days ago
  • MAGPIE17
    I had two one-hour sessions with a trainer as part of my sign up package at my gym. The first session, I lasted less than 30 minutes, and I had to all-out stop. I felt like hell. Way to go, sticking it out!
    3791 days ago
    ROCK ON!!

    Great job to hang in there are NOT give up.

    Keep working and you WILL see results!
    3792 days ago
    Good for you.

    You will be whizzing by others very soon, the difference is that you'll do a double take and say, "I will walk with you." And you will.

    Keep on doin' it. Each day is easier!

    Spark Baby!

    3792 days ago
    Good job girl. So proud of you! Keep it up and will see some great results!
    3792 days ago
    Way to go! Keep up you hard work and determination!
    3792 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    WooHoo! Way to Go! You have a right to be proud of your accomplishments. I think you did the smart thing in stopping when you did. You want to be able to continue working out for the long term, so great job on knowing when enough was enough. Enjoy working out again tomorrow.
    3792 days ago
  • EPEREZ205
    Great Job! emoticon I used to have a personal trainer. They are the best because they keep you accountable since you have to report in. And they push you just when you think you can't anymore. emoticon
    3792 days ago
  • BOSU175
    you're not alone!! i had been working out consistently for 4 years and started a new job at a gym (my third gym job) and i trained with a couple different trainers and with each one of them i thought i was going to die!! they know how to push you past the point of comfort no matter what shape you're in. congrats to you for getting through it :)
    3792 days ago
    Congrats! I am so proud of you! Didn't you feel amazing afterward? You did it!!! Now that you have a great base - keep going! Push yourself a little more each time.
    3792 days ago
  • MATILDA444
    I am so proud of you!!!!!!

    I strongly believe a Personal Trainer is one of the best investments we can make in our health and wellness.
    3793 days ago
    Congrats! I'm proud of you!
    3793 days ago
    What a feeling. You be proud of your hard work you completed with your trainer and against that elevator. It's hard, it's embarassing, but we start from somewhere and from here it can only get better. You rock.
    3793 days ago
    Great job! You stuck it out and YOU can do it! emoticon
    3793 days ago
    I'm proud of you, too! emoticon Baby steps............ emoticon
    3793 days ago
    Excellent job for not taking that stupid elevator!! You made it happen and only you can continue to make it happen!

    We are here if you need us!
    3793 days ago
  • AIMEEM77
    That's what I'm talking about! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! I'm so very proud of you! This is exactly the kind of attitude that will see you through to the end. I have to admit though, my 75 pound loss reward is a gym membership and a trainer-you're starting to make me a little nervous about it...lol.

    You are doing great-keep pushing and you'll definitely see the results for your efforts!

    3793 days ago
    Gret job!! I'm so proud of you for going back to the trainer and sticking it out to the very end! You are going to do amazing! Keep it up friend!
    3793 days ago
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    don't feel bad at all. During one of my first few sessions, I actually "fainted" after tri-dips. My body just pushed too far and I felt it go over the edge, couldn't see or hear, everything was "otherworldly". It was scary. But now when she wants me to do tri-dips we joke about it.

    Good for you for keeping it up!

    3793 days ago
  • FREDDIE_13
    Congrats girlie!! You are doing the awesomest jon on this, and you are goingto be kicking booty in no time!! AB's are on it!!!!
    3793 days ago
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    You should be proud of yourself! Way to go for not taking the easy way out. Keep making those small changes and you'll see big results!
    3793 days ago
    Wow! Good for you! I always think of the movie Bridget Jones' Diary after excercising like that. Renee Zellweger gets off the excercise bike and falls down. I laugh every time just because I've almost done that myself!

    You should be super proud of yourself - you started and you finished. That deserves a WOOHOO and a hug.


    3793 days ago
    You're doing awesome! One session with my cute, male trainer, I BURST into tears. I was having a bad day, but something about the hard physical work made me lose it. I was so so so so embarrassed until he told me it actually happens pretty frequently! People have weird reactions to really intense exercise, don't feel embarrassed at all!
    3793 days ago
  • SHELLYK972
    I work out with a trainer doing cardio circuits. I get nauseous like that when he really changes up my routine and the cardio is too intense..Listen to your body.. If you need to take a couple of minutes to rest, do it!!!
    3793 days ago
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    Wow, congrats. Ive never had a personal trainer. I gave up my gym membership when my schooling kicked into full time. Im finished in Dec, so maybe that will be my graduation gift. Again, nice job!
    3793 days ago
    Congratulations! I felt the same way when I started personal training. Mentally, it gets better. Physically, if your trainer is good, it will continue to be almost impossible (key word "almost"). But soon enough you'll be totally impressed with what you can accomplish!
    3793 days ago
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