Thursday, June 28, 2012

An Update on The Trainer and other musings regarding working out...

I know I blogged about working with a trainer a few months ago, and then I said pretty much nothing about it.

Long story short, my trainer is also someone I go to school with and we both have conflicting schedules...until yesterday.

I didn't cuss him...yet.

I didn't die. (Obviously, I'm typing this post.)

But y'all it was hard.

I had to run to hell the location which was a little over a mile.
Then we did 50 sprints up a hill.
Got a slight break every ten sprints.
Then we did lunges, squats and push-ups.
Thankfully, we got to walk back.

It sucked big fat wang y'all.

So why am I telling you all of this? I don't want a pat on the back.

I just want others to know about other options for working out that they can do outside of a gym. I'm all about the cheap and free.

Seriously, y'all. I cannot say it enough. Making the decision back in January that this was the year I was going to take care of me and my body has been one of the best decisions of my life. I feel better. I feel healthier. My marriage is the best it has ever been and that includes the hubba-hubba department.

So if you're reading this and need the courage or extra oomph to get off the couch, do it! It is absolutely worth it. It is a fight and hard work every step of the way, but it will pay off. I promise.

Other Musings on Working Out...
  • It really chaps me when people make smart remarks about posting on Facebook/Twitter about working out. I'm thinking the Golden Rule will go a long way on this one. Either encourage those that are trying to take care of themselves or keep your snide comments to yourself. It's just that simple.
  • There is a lady at the gym who usually starts her walk about the time I'm finishing my run and she carries a coffee cup from Mickey D's with her every time. Listen, I like the smell of coffee, but not when I'm sweating profusely and am daydreaming about a big glass of ice water, and the lady spills it EVERY! STINKING! TIME! I'm not a fan. Time and place, lady. Time and place.
  • The pigeon pose recommended to me by Gina and Katie is my hero. It stretches out my hips so well. So FYI if you have that issue, pigeon pose works like a charm.
  • Have any of y'all watched the Extreme Body Makeover Edition on ABC? It's my new Biggest Loser. It seems more realistic, than going off to a gym for months at a time and a definite motivator. 
Hope this finds you well!!

Happy Thursday!
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3 comments:

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Good for you!

I have been so good with the eating part of losing weight....not so much the working out part.

I need to get off my butt and start moving!

Lilly said...

Sounds like you are killin' it! I love pigeon pose!

Lilly
pancakesandbeetjuice.com

LWLH said...

I'm working on the eating but my working out is lacking severely.

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