Well, I've done it. I've dragged my plateau'd derriere over to Gold's Gym, and gotten myself a trainer named Danny.
When you're making these life goals, and if you really want them badly enough, then:
1. You're going to set yourself up to SUCCEED, and
2. You're going to do whatever it takes to make it work.
When I first signed up, Golds, via Compel Fitness, signed me up with a young trainer who had issues with being on time, which morphed into issues with showing up at all. I was upset, there was no one else available in the time slots I needed and I was about to demand a refund when they suggested there may be another trainer in the pipeline.
I held on and decided I was worth figuring all this out. I simply cannot motivate myself without a trainer. I do not know why. I'm a smart girl. I want this...the fitness...the weight loss....BAD! And yet, given the choice between sitting on my arse watching X Factor or watching it while on the treadmill, I choose being a couch cushion warmer. So folks like me need to pay to be told to move. So be it. It is what it is.
I'll tell you about my new trainer. HE ROCKS. He gets me! He knows I'm motivated and knows we're in this together. On days that we don't meet, he has written instructions on what I should be doing. He asks me questions like "Is there anything you need to confess?" hahaha (like the Chocolate Cake I made last weekend. Shhhhhhhh.)
He's killing me already, and I love it. LOVE. IT.
Yesterday he had me doing arm exercises to a point where I was literally shaking. He said, "That's it...you want to work to the point of failure." I busted out laughing and said, "then we may as well just call it a day, I'm already there!" :-) He actually meant you have to overwork the muscle until IT fails/tears...but you know, I'm a smart allack...
Anyway, I'm on the move. I'm feeling like I'm really back on track. The food is good (clean, accounted for, healthy), and I'm doing some form of exercise every day (even if it's just stretching some days). I have an awesome workout partner (my ex's other ex, but that's a whole 'nuther story hehe) and we're really committed.
I used to think a gym was filled with mostly guys like this youtube video:
But that's just not so. There's just a bunch of people doing the best they can to either get in shape, or stay in shape. So if they are 110 pounds and too thin, or 330 pounds and overweight, it doesn't matter. They share the same goal. And I noticed most people are too busy doing their own thing to worry about the gal with the thunder thighs next to them (me hehe).
So for the next 6 months, me and Gold's will be getting up close and personal. And I'll have to come back and tell you more about my trainer. Maybe he won't mind a picture (so he and I can do before/afters for this phase of my Carly Project!)
If you are getting this in email, you won't be able to see the youtube video so you'll have to come to the site to see it (link is down at the bottom.)