So I’ve mentioned this before (multiple times, I know!) that I’ve gained weight. It’s kind of killing me. I don’t know. I can’t decide if it’s the weight that bothers me and puts a damper on other aspects of my life, or if it’s the other way around – I’m feeling insecure about other things and projecting it all on the way I view my body. But I’m fighting against this stupid issue taking over my life. I’m trying to focus on doing the right things (eat well, exercise and rest!) instead of dwelling on how tight my clothes fit (if they fit at all – I’m avoiding a few pieces). I think this is a healthier attitude and results will eventually follow. With that spirit, today I did something I’ve never done…
I went to see a personal trainer (got a great deal through BuyWithMe) at BodyScapes. It was my first time at that establishment so of course I had to fill out a bunch of paperwork. After filling out my name, address, etc we got to the “goals” section. You know which box was one of the first ones to check, don’t you? Why are you here? Among others, the options included the following: to lose weight, gain strength, overall health, work on flexibility… and I said nothing about weight loss. Nothing. I always check the weight loss box. What motivates you to continue working on your goals? My answer: I enjoy working out and it helps me maintain my health. What prevents you from reaching your goals? Nothing! This is how it went down.
I DO want to lose weight but I’m not at the gym for that. Yes, it plays a role in achieving this outcome but watching my diet is truly what’s going to make or break it. Working out has truly become a part of my life. I have some rough days sometimes but overall, I need to work out – it keeps me sane, healthy, strong and happy. That is why I’m there.
By the way, my session was fun. Instead of talking to me about how I can lose a few pounds (the inevitable conversation if I checked that box), we talked about how to make me the most fit that I can be. I exuded confidence and rocked all the fitness tests. I hope he makes up a hard routine for our next session (it’s coming up on Thursday). And so results will follow. I’m sure of it. 😎
Why do you work out?
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