Monday, January 27, 2014

The Pain Starts


Well, you are hearing it for what I'm sure will not be the last time...I HURT. Like can't raise my arms above my head (or chest - sad but true) and can feel all the muscles I used for squats and lunges. OW.

It's a good hurt though. I had my first session with my personal trainer today. All I gotta say is - Abby rocks! Seriously. I have never loved working out more than I did for the 60 minutes I spent with Abby tonight. She definitely pushed me and it felt awesome to find out that I do my squats correctly (only coaching I've ever had was the dvd workouts I do)! I don't know all the names for the exercises that I did during my session, but it felt good to push through it. We definitely have some work to do in order to strengthen my bad leg (the one I broke this past summer), but I have faith that it will happen in time.

I am surprisingly looking forward to my workout tomorrow, even though I know it's gonna be tough.

All I can say is that if you've ever considered going to a personal trainer...DO IT. I'll admit I couldn't afford it without it having been given to me as a Christmas gift. Good news - tax time is approaching, so instead of spending the money on something frivolous, why not spend it on something to further your health?!? Find someone who's fairly new to the Personal Training business, but that has a strong background in it. Abby's college experience paired with the fact that I trusted her after discussing my needs with her (and the fact that I have known her family almost my entire life) and seeing everyone rave about her fitness classes that started a few months back...it really is a win-win!

And on another note...I am down 4.2 pounds from my starting point! Woohoo! I know I have a long way to go, but feel like I'm on my way to creating some good habits.

3 comments:

  1. Way to go girl! There is honestly nothing better than a good hard workout! Do you have any type of post workout recovery or nighttime recovery to help with your healing and repairing? It makes a HUGE difference!

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  2. Yay! This is HUGE step in the right direction and the weight loss is proof. So proud of you!

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  3. Woohoo! I know what you mean about the benefits of using a personal trainer. After a few sessions, you push yourself even harder just because you don't want to disappoint them! I'm so glad you found one you like!

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