Making the Commitment.
Last night I made the first step in getting in shape for the Ride to Cure Diabetes.
I signed up with a personal trainer.
It’s a pretty big step for me, as I have never worked one-on-one with anyone to get in shape before. But I often work out near the personal training area and I’ve always thought that it would be extremely helpful to know exactly what kinds of positions to be in and also to try out different moves. I tend to get stuck doing the same crunches and leg lifts. I’m not even sure if I’m doing them right.
One of the reasons I’ve never worked out with a personal trainer before is that I’m extremely self-conscious. I always thought that if I worked out with someone that it meant they’d be staring at all my fat and flab, thinking how gross I was. Not exactly a motivating attitude! But I figured that if I really wanted to stop being so self-conscious all the time, then I need to change what I’m self-conscious about, which in my case is my weight. Kind of a catch-22.
After I worked out on the elliptical machine last night, I went over to the offices and asked to talk to someone about personal training. I spoke to one of the trainers, Timothy, who went through my various options. I decided to sign up for a sample pack that will cost me $79.
My first work-out is tonight, and then I’ll have one next Monday and next Wednesday. Timothy seems nice and very excited about working out. Which is so not me. We’ll have to wait and see if this ends up making me want to jump into the Hudson. Hopefully not. It’s awfully cold out.
Have you ever worked with a personal trainer before? I’d love to hear from others about whether or not you think it ended up helping. Luckily this is a relatively affordable trial pack, so I’ll be able to try and see if it works for me. If you haven’t worked with a personal trainer before, what’s your reason? How do you stay motivated and where do you learn new routines and things to do?
I’ll have a recap of my experience later tonight at Ride of My Lemonade Life, but I’ll also let you all know how it goes here next week.