Last night was our first “real” workout with our trainer, Larry.
I was pumped!
I am just so ready to lose this weight, get in shape and give it my all.
I had no idea what to expect which is both fun and really hard for me. For all you out there who are also Type A personalities, you know what I mean. We like to be in control but sometimes it is fun to be surprised.
So, we got to the workout and I was so happy to be there. I actually don’t remember a time I was more excited about working out.
You see, running for me was never fun. I would actually dread it. Even walking, I would dread. The only time I didn’t dread a walk was when my husband was with me. We used to have really good talks when we would go on walks together. However, if I was walking or running alone, I did not really enjoy it. Of course, I would always FEEL good when I was done, but I cannot say that I actually enjoyed the activity itself. The only time I enjoyed running was when I crossed the finish line of any race.
Well…I actually enjoyed last night’s workout!!
Did I enjoy the pain I felt in my thighs doing MORE squats when I was already so sore from Monday night? Not particularly. But…I did enjoy all the weight training and I learned that I LOVE rowing. I have never rowed before and that is right up my alley.
I am enjoying learning all the ins and outs of weight training. I am enjoying learning technique, how and why you do things correctly.
I love having someone there to correct me and tell me how to do it the right way and say, “Toes up, heals down…toes up, heals down!” I mean, he was even seeing my toes moving in my shoes and knew which muscles I was using that I should not have been using. That is so awesome to me!
The cool thing is, after all that working out, I am LESS sore today than I was yesterday! Something about working out even when you are sore helps the soreness. Who knew?!?
Today, as I was on my way home from work, I actually was excited to go back to workout again on Saturday and was disappointed I couldn’t go before then.
Who am I?!?
I love that my husband and I are doing this together. I love that we are being given this opportunity. I love that Larry knows his sh*t when it comes to working out. I love that I have someone to teach me HOW to do things. I love that God has totally given us this opportunity.
I have never been one to tell someone to go out and get a personal trainer. I thought someone could look up stuff online or watch a Jillian Michael’s dvd. I thought someone could just start walking and get in shape. And…you know what?! Maybe they can. However, this is taking me to a whole new level of fitness and I-LOVE-IT!
I would encourage all of you to get out of your exercise comfort zone. Go to a new class at the gym. Try a new workout you have wanted to try. Try a CrossFit class. Hell-spend a little bit of money and get a personal trainer. It will transform your workouts and you just might start to love it!
What exercise have you been wanting to do but you are hesitant to try?