Last night was my first session with a personal trainer and I can tell you that I’m definitely feeling it. That is probably a good thing though. Means I got my money’s worth, right?
It is only the second time that I’ve met the trainer so is it too early to say that I love her? Sure, maybe you are supposed to be in fear of your trainer or think they are the devil, but I just think she is the nicest person. Maybe after more sessions my feelings towards her will change, but I don’t think so. She is very bubbly and she tries to make things fun. Honestly, I was laughing at points and I really did have a good time. It was difficult and I’m feeling very sore this morning, but I felt so accomplished!
Also, she has cystic fibrosis. It came up in conversation talking about medical history, because I’ve mentioned on here before that I have a genetic condition that I deal with and affects my weight loss. She needed to know all medication I was on and everything and of course when I list what I take the next question logically is what it is taken for. She then shared her condition. Honestly, how inspiring is that? She keeps in shape and feels it really helps her being so healthy when she has to live with cystic fibrosis. But, if this woman can run, then what excuse do I have? Very motivating!
So what did she have me do? Well my first meeting she tested my fitness level and I became very aware of my lack of ability to do push-ups, among other things. For the first session she designed an hour of circuit type workouts and I did all sorts of things. We did a warm-up, then some running, push-ups, planking, lunges . . . you name it! After each activity I tested my heart rate to gauge how I was doing and to determine how much rest I should be taking. We ended with a cool down and then I received my homework for what I should do while at home until our next session, which for scheduling problems can’t be until Friday night.
For the homework, I will take a walk during my lunch, as long as it isn’t raining but it looks like it is going to be a storm any minute now. Take the stairs as much as possible, and go on my elliptical keeping my heart rate in the range she calculated.
I'm happy I've put myself out there to try it because I found that I really enjoyed it! I'm hoping it really helps with my weight loss too!
What is your favorite type of exercise to do?