Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Not so Wordless Wednesday!

Hey everybody!! It's mid week and I hope everyone is doing well!  Today I don't work until 3:00.  I SHOULD be cleaning up the house and folding laundry, but blogging just seems like so much more fun :)

This past weekend I bought a book at Lifeway:

I'm not usually big on the whole "diet book" scene and this book isn't your typical weight loss book.  I haven't finished it yet and will definitely have a full review after I do, but so far the book has been very interesting.  The book talks about how in order to lose weight and be healthy, you can't just focus on the physical weight loss, because you are so much more than the weight loss.  You have to take into account your emotional, spiritual, and physical health.  If one part of your health is out of sync, your life will feel out of sync. I find this to be completely true in my case!

I other exciting news I have decided to take a leap of faith and get a personal trainer.  I feel at this point, I not only need the extra push and accountability, but I also need the guidance.  I am in this for the long run and I don't know how to make all of the lifestyle changes on my own.  I have my first meeting/consultation with her on Monday night.  I have to admit I am probably way more nervous than I should be. ((This may or may not be linked to the fact that I looked at her facebook page, and people were commenting about how they were too scared to work out with her or be in her bootcamp class.  Did I mention these were mostly FIT people??))  On Monday we are just going to go over goals and nutrition and start to figure out a plan.  I will meet with her twice a week in the beginning and eventually only once when I get the hang of things.

Have any of you ever worked with a personal trainer before?? What were your experiences like??


  1. I would love to have a personal trainer, but the $50/hour isn't in my budget. They are so expensive. Maybe when I finally hit my ideal weight I will get one to tone up!

  2. I had a personal trainer and it was a great experience. I was pretty broke at the time, but it was worth it (if only I had kept using the skills and activities we did... sigh!). I got to have a free 'fitness and strength test' at the gym when I signed my membership. I asked for a trainer, so I got the first session free. She worked on my weak areas based on the results of the strength test. I met with her for an initial session and 1 more, during which she built an exercise routine for me and showed me how to use the machines, tips, how much weights to add for lifting, etc. I worked out by myself for about 6 weeks with the routine she custom made for me. I met with her again after those 6 weeks and we made another routine that was more challenging and focused on different areas, I did that for 2 weeks and then made excuses to not go to the gym.....

    I wouldn't necessarily pay every single week for a trainer. I would see her for 1, 2 or 3 times to develop a routine then work out on your own for a while... go back to her for another session to step your game up. :) It's hard to afford every single week! Don't forget to ask if the gym has a nutritionist or seek one out on your own, that is just as important as the exercise part!

    Best of luck, I hope it goes well.