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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Don't Tell Me What To Do!

I KNOW what to do.  Get up and move my a$$.  That's what I have to do.

However, that seems like nothing more than a fleeting idea half the time.  When I do get up and get on the treadmill I come up with really lame excuses to hop off early.  Like "oops my iPod died.  Better go home."

The absolute most success I have had yet in reaching physical fitness milestones (not weight, but activity and ability to do stuff) was when I had Nina, my first personal trainer.  She came to my house between two and three times per week for about 6 months and I lost over 10 sizes during that time!  That's not minor.  That's some major stuff right there.

We did a little cardio, a lot of weights and plyometrics, lunges, crunches, squats, push-ups and sit-ups.  We did reps of things. Always more than I wanted to do, and more than I would have done if left to my own choices.
In fact, I have NEVER worked out as long, hard or consistently as when she came to my house.  When I went to Gold's Gym the trainer there was only for 30 minutes instead of an hour and none of them (except the last one) really knew what I was trying to accomplish or helped me along.  The last gal was pretty good, but at that time it was me who was not consistent (a lot of cancelled appointments and then my mom got ill and I cancelled entirely.)

ALL THAT SAID....tomorrow morning, I meet "Kim."  Kim is the new Nina, the new Attila,the new drill sergeant, the new task master.  She will be coming here at 6:00 a.m. initially (I hope she can come at 5:30 a.m. as we move along) and we'll go the the little fitness center here.  There are weights, a little floor space, treadmills (to warm up before she gets there) and a big tv with DVD.  Once she assesses me and my goals, we will come up with a master plan.

And then....I am going to pay her to tell me what to do!

I wish I could say I have what it takes deep down to do all this completely on my own, but I just don't.  I WANT it, but I don't HAVE it yet.  But that's why people like her exist.  To help people like me. You know I'm going to keep you posted on this one.....

Wish me luck!



  1. I'm not going to wish you good luck cos there is nothing lucky about what you are tying to do. It is all about hard work and effort. I suppose the harder you work the luckier you will get!! You should know that you are one of the factors in me FINALLY hauling my lazy a$$ to the gym. that and the fact that none of my clothes fit me:)) (good luck)


    ps can you get rid of these £$^%&%^&%^& spammers or whatever they are called??

  2. YAY YOU!
    I'm so glad you got your new trainer! Can't wait for your next post telling us all about how great Kim is! :D

    I just started physical therapy today, and in so highly motivated right now to start working on my weight and my health (I REALLY need to get my diabetes under control)...and I agree completely with the post D. are one of the factors in me finally tackling my health. You have always been such an inspiration to me. I haven't been ready to take this whole working out thing serious in the past...but I am now!

    I'm really looking forward to following your progress and maybe keeping in touch with you and letting you know how I'm doing as well this summer!

    I so miss having moar Carly in my life! lol :D

    (((((((GREAT AUNTY)))))))

    YAY TO US!

  3. Oh I also wanted to ask you about sit-ups. You mentioned you did sit ups when Nina was your trainer...sit ups are a nightmare for me! I can't do sit ups. I can do neck ups!!! lmao. That's about as far as I can go though xP.
    How long did it take you before you could start doing proper sit ups? I'd really like to start working on sit ups, but it feels so far out of reach at this time to me!



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