Wednesday, March 05, 2014
For the past year I have been the cardio queen hiking/walking 2 to 3 hours a day in hilly terrain with very little results either scale or size wise and I have also struggled with getting strength training done. I would find a new plan, book or DVD and do it once maybe twice a week and then drop it again. Towards the end of the year I came across a flyer for a personal trainer, I live in a very small town personal trainers are in extremely short supply, anyway I turned it over in my mind for a couple of months and decided to give Lindsay a call. January 26th I went for a fitness assessment and signed up for two one hour sessions per week for six weeks. I am now at the end of my six weeks and WOW I'm so glad I invested in myself in this way. The weight loss has been minimal about 3 pounds but my body occupies a less space, clothes are much roomier. I feel stronger and I walk and sit taller. Besides the two hours a week I'm with Lindsay she also gives me homework, two more hours with kettle bells, flexibility yoga and a change up in my cardio routine. I still walk and hour a day (I have canine companions that demand it) but I have also started a running program, on the treadmill until I can get outside without snow boots.
Best of all I have renewed sense of general well being and enthusiasm for this weight loss journey that I have been on for oh so long.
I'm a Care Aide in a long term care facility and I see everyday what the results of good and bad habits are ...the people with healthy diets and active lifestyle generally arrive at a much older age.
At the three month mark I do another fitness assessment I can't wait.