Back then I found a personal trainer who was able to come into my home a couple of days per week at 6:00 a.m. which forced me to get up and get moving. It was tremendously helpful and it kick-started this journey in a big way.
After 6 months of in-home training I switched to in-gym training at Gold's Gym. I went through several personal trainers there (they had a high turnover rate) and the girl I ended up with before moving to Tennessee was really good. She did a lot of plyometrics and P90X type work and even though the scale wasn't moving too much, I was absolutely getting stronger, fitter, and metabolizing much better.
Since then I have struggled to do anything exercise related. I bought Yoga DVD's, Walk Away the Pounds DVD's, and purchased the P90X program (which is fantastic.) The problem isn't the quality of the workouts. The problem is that I am not doing them.
I had to sell my treadmill, exercise bike and elliptical machine when I moved. Getting rid of my in-home gym with all the space I had to work out doing floor work, mat work, and the cardio stuff.....was a big hit to my working out efforts. There is a fitness center in this development where I live...but I am not getting out there and using it regularly. I am not in any kind of routine.
I know "just do it." I know "no excuses." I know "just push play." I know all that. Knowing, however, is not enough to get the motivation I need to get off my butt and do what I know I need to do.
I need to buddy up. I need to find either another lady in this apartment complex who wants to meet at 5:00 a.m. to work out together, or I need to find a personal trainer who can come here. You can't fix what you don't acknowledge and I am acknowledging that I am the reason personal trainers exist. Some people just do not find the internal motivation alone enough to keep them up and moving forward.
My food is clean and healthy. I am losing weight at a really good pace right now. But this fitness trek is going to stall again soon if I don't get moving, plain and simple. I have a few calls in to some local trainers and I am searching for Zumba classes (thanks to the reader who recommended them).
I can't keep talking the talk and not walking the walk. I just want a little push. Is that so wrong?
Here's a little video "Sh*t Women Say to Personal Trainers." So funny! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aosMsYWzKzs)