If you’ve been reading along with my blog posts, you are well aware by now that I am a devotee of group exercise classes. I enjoy the group mentality, the social energy, the instructor’s availability to answer questions, and the need to be on time, all of which are motivating to me. But if I hit traffic on the way to the gym and missed the first part of a class, I felt lost. With the whole gym available to me, all felt confident in was plugging into my workout playlist and power walking on my favorite treadmill for a while. One day, I came to a stunning realization: I had absolutely no idea how to structure my solo workout time.
I was relying on classes because it was a built-in workout that I could just step into. This is a great thing, don’t get me wrong, but I knew that in order to make permanent changes, I needed to be proactive and learn how to make the most of my workout time on my own. I thought about it for a while, and decided to invest in a series of personal training sessions. Enter Susie; my amazing, energetic, supportive, intelligent Superhero Sidekick who’s here to coach me on to fitness glory!!
Susie takes me through great workouts that are tailored just for me, and I feel so energized afterwards. Those hulking weight machines that intimidated me before are my friends now. Instead of wondering if they’re torture devices, I’m setting them up for squat rows and tricep pushdowns. Being able to work out on my own makes me feel like I have more time to do it – instead of racing to get to a class on time, I can squeeze in 30 minutes here or an hour there.
Working with a personal trainer is a big deal for me. It’s an investment that I’ve had to make a few personal budget cutbacks to afford, but even after only two sessions I know what this is the best investment I’ve ever made in myself. I know this will be the support that I needed to help me make permanent changes in my health and fitness, and I can’t wait for my next session!